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We love our sponsors and business friends!

Be a part of our growing family of businesses and other workplaces that support the Duke Lemur Center’s work! You can play an integral role in our mission to protect lemurs and their natural habitat while also nurturing the next generation of environmental stewards. There are several ways for organizations to support us and we welcome your interest. Don’t hesitate to call our Development Officer, Mary Paisley, at 919-401-7252 if you have questions.

Donate as a Sponsor!

Support us

  • Be a member of our lemur-loving family! Play an integral role in our exciting work in Durham, NC, in Madagascar and beyond! Together, we’re making an important impact in scientific discovery, conservation, science education, and student programs.
  • Connect with and join our strong following of people around the world who love lemurs, animals, nature, science, the outdoors, environment protection, conservation, Duke University, travel and more.
  • Sponsors and business friends at $500+ will be recognized on the DLC’s website, in the Lemur Landing Gift Shop, and at the DLC events described below.

If you would prefer to send a check, mail it to Mary Paisley, Duke Lemur Center, 3705 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27705 and please note “sponsor” or another fund in the memo section of the check. If you have questions about ways your business can help, please contact Mary Paisley at (919) 401-7252 or She would love to hear from you!

Be a sponsor!

Donate as a sponsor and support priority funding needs at the DLC’s 100-acre campus in Durham, NC and in Madagascar. Be proud to share your support of our work! Your employees, customers, and the community you serve will see and appreciate that your organization is a champion of the Duke Lemur Center. Scroll down to see last year’s sponsors, sponsorship levels and recognition benefits. If you would prefer to make a pledge or send a check versus paying online now, please print, complete, and attach this SPONSORSHIP COMMITMENT FORM to your check.

Or, make an investment in one or more of the DLC’s annual fund options

Other ways to get involved

  • Share your support of the Duke Lemur Center! We welcome you including us as a favorite cause on your business website with a link to our website, and by you and your employees liking and sharing our social media posts year-round. We really appreciate your support in this way.
  • Consider the Duke Lemur Center as a place for your organization’s community service and team-building projects. Learn how we involve local organizations in community service projects at the DLC!
  • Encourage your employees to participate in our annual virtual Earth Day Global 5K event!
  • Contribute in-kind merchandise or services that are a fit for our organization.
  • Consider ways to support our enrichment program.
  • Take a look at our priority needs for $5,000+ gifts and let us know if you can help with any of those projects.

Learn more about our 2023 sponsors!

New sponsors will be added to this list as commitments are received and sponsors whose most recent payment was prior to January 2023 will be removed in January 2024.

Click on the logos below to visit each website:

Motivate ($2,500-$4,999)



Imagine ($1,000-$2,499)


Nurture ($500-$999)

Soar Payments - Visit their website!

Sponsorship recognition levels

New levels and benefits for 2023-2024!

$10,000+ Inspire

  • Logo and recognition on the DLC’s website home page
  • Named Internship – Because this amount represents the DLC’s essential costs to cover the wages for one summer intern participant, a sponsorship at this level will be recognized by assigning the company name to one intern: “Student Name, ABC University, sponsored by Company Name”
  • Plus all the benefits below!

$5,000+ Empower

  • Recognition as a DLC “premier sponsor” in our annual impact report
  • Logo and recognition on the sponsorship page
  • Logo on Earth Day t-shirts
  • Logo on program and welcome posters at end of summer intern symposium
  • Plus all the benefits below!

$2,500+ Motivate

  • Year-round recognition as a DLC sponsor on our recognition wall in the Lemur Landing Gift Shop
  • Plus all the benefits below!

$1,000+ Imagine

  • Logo with hyperlink to company website on DLC Sponsor Web Page
  • Plus all the benefits below!

$500+ Nurture

  • Text listing with hyperlink to company website on DLC Sponsor Web Page

Learn more about the Duke Lemur Center’s return on investment

Take a look at our annual impact reports and our annual magazines! Questions? Call Mary Paisley, Duke Lemur Center Development Officer, at (919) 401-7252.