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2021 Mission Madagascar Gala Weekend
CELEBRATING OUR WORK IN MADAGASCAR, PAST AND FUTURE

Join us October 1-3, 2021 for our gala, combining virtual and in-person events!

Lemur and Madagascar enthusiasts around the world are invited to join us for our virtual gala weekend activities! With a special Madagascar Programs gift of $50 or more between now and October 1, you will be registered to view the virtual gala event on the evening of Friday, October 1 at 7:00 p.m. EST via a Zoom and our live-from-Madagascar Zoom event that morning! We will also offer gala weekend activities for more giving levels, so browse those options below!


Be Part of Madagascar’s Future

This gala event is an important fundraiser for the DLC’s conservation programs in Madagascar, so we invite you to check our online auction items and to join our efforts through a tax-deductible donation or pledge today! The auction will begin on September 27.

Make a special gala donation to benefit the DLC’s conservation work in Madagascar:

$50 | $100 | $250 | $500 | $1,000 | Any Amount

BE A GALA SPONSOR

DONATE AN AUCTION ITEM

NEW—Be a Madagascar Conservation Sustainer!

Be a part of the DLC’s inner circle of Madagascar-loving friends and make a recurring gift commitment to the DLC’s Madagascar conservation programs! If your circumstances change, you can modify or stop the commitment at any point. Here’s how to make a multi-year or “until further notice” recurring annual or monthly commitment of any amount to support our conservation programs in Madagascar. (link producing pop-up image with the “recurring gift” option selected).


Explore Gala Benefits by Gift Amount

Click to see benefits of each giving level!

$50+

Choose one-time gift, or a monthly recurring sustainer gift ($4.17/month):

Madagascar Matters conservation updates—emailed several times a year

Link to participate in the virtual gala’s main event via Zoom

Zoom event live from Madagascar on Friday, October 1

$100+

Choose one-time gift, or a monthly recurring sustainer gift ($8.34/month):

All of the above plus a vinyl decal mailed via USPS and a downloadable mini-poster (11" x 14")

$250+

Choose one-time gift, or a monthly recurring sustainer gift ($20.84/month):

All of the above plus a 20% discount code for the Lemur Landing onsite gift shop (not eligible for purchases online) during gala weekend

Benefits of a Lemur Friend Society Donor

One entry into the prize pack drawings

$1000+

Choose one-time gift, or recurring gift of $1,000 annually, or monthly recurring sustainer gift ($83.34/month):

All of the above, plus an invitation to attend onsite VIP donor “hoppy hour” (thanks to Fullsteam Brewery) with our Madagascar and DLC staff on Saturday, October 2

Benefits of a Lemur Champion Society Donor

Special VIP time with the lemurs at the DLC on gala weekend, weather permitting (You will receive an invitation prior to October 1)

Annual donors of $1,000+ receive Lemur Champion perks, including a complimentary visit for your immediate family at the DLC, scheduled with the Development Officer directly

$2,500+

Choose one-time gift, or recurring gift of $2,500 annually, or monthly recurring sustainer gift ($208.34/month):

Donors of $5,000 or more annually also receive benefits of a Director’s Society Donor, including lunch with the Director

Annual donors of $10,000 or more will be recognized along the tour path at a Madagascar informational feature

$5,000+

Choose one-time gift, or recurring gift of $5,000 annually, monthly recurring sustainer gift ($316.67/month):

Donors of $5,000 or more annually also receive benefits of a Director’s Society Donor, including lunch with the Director

Annual donors of $10,000 or more will be recognized along the tour path at a Madagascar informational feature

Legacy Gift Commitment of $10,000+

Plan a special gift for the future of DLC’s Madagascar Conservation Programs! Include us as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, include the DLC in your will, or establish a life income gift that supports the DLC and pays you back.

Make a commitment for a legacy gift of $10,000 or more toward Madagascar Conservation and you will receive all the benefits above plus the benefits of a Legacy for Lemurs Society Donor. To initiate a legacy gift commitment, contact Mary Paisley at mary.paisley@duke.edu or (919) 401-7252.


The Fun Stuff: Gala Weekend Tours and Drawings

Individuals who make a donation to the DLC’s Madagascar Conservation Programs between now and October 1 will receive gala updates by email starting September 1, and annual donors of $1,000+ will be invited to register for onsite events at the Lemur Center during gala weekend.

You will also receive one or more entries into our drawings! These will include three gift shop prize packs, and one grand prize winner will choose of ONE of the following options as their prize:

A visit within a forested habitat enclosure (weather dependent but valid through October 15, 2022) at the Duke Lemur Center for up to eight individuals over the age of 10; or

a customized family tour on the general tour path for up to 14 people of any age; or

a customized 1.5-hour Zoom experience equivalent

Thank you for your interest in our gala weekend activities!