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Play an integral role in the Duke Lemur Center’s mission to protect lemurs and their natural habitat while also nurturing the next generation of environmental stewards! Read below about ways to support us and don’t hesitate to call our Development Officer, Mary Paisley, at 919-401-7252 if you have questions.

Donate as a Sponsor!

The Duke Lemur Center operates under Duke University and meets the requirements of the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(C)(3). Gifts to the DLC are deductible at the highest limits allowed for federal income or estate tax purposes. Tax receipts will come from Duke University, Federal Tax ID 56-0532129.

Be a Duke Lemur Center sponsor

Support priority funding needs at the DLC’s 100-acre campus in Durham, NC and in Madagascar! Your employees, customers, and the community you serve will see and appreciate that your organization is a champion of the Duke Lemur Center. VIEW OUR SPONSORSHIP LEVELS AND RECOGNITION BENEFITS, and scroll down to see last year’s sponsors. 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.

Other ways to support us

Make a straightforward donation to support one of the Duke Lemur Center’s programs shown below:

Make an unrestricted gift to support the Duke Lemur Center  Donate to Madagascar Programs   .  Donate to the Duke Lemur Center's Museum of Natural History

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 DLC program/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.

Also, consider these ways to help us:

  • Proudly 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!
  • 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!

2024 sponsors will be listed here by July 1, 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!

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.