Mother’s Day 2018

Send something lemur-rific to the mothers in your world to celebrate Mother’s Day!

For a $25 minimum donation, the Duke Lemur Center will send a personalized message and special Mother’s Day video to the mother(s) in your life on Friday, May 11th – the Friday prior to Mother’s Day – so she can enjoy it all weekend long! The video will feature the Duke Lemur Center’s beautiful and amusing lemur mothers and their offspring. (One recipient per $25, so if you donate $100, you may choose four gift recipients.)

Commonly Asked Questions

How will the message and video link be sent? On May 11 (the Friday prior to Mother's Day), we'll email your video to your loved one in an email including your personal message. We will also send a copy of the email message to you. Later that day, if you have not heard from them yet to thank you for it, check in with the gift recipient and ask if they received your special Mother's Day email. If they check their inbox and don’t see it, have them check their SPAM/junk folder. If it is missing, you can either forward your message to them directly since you will have your own copy of it, or contact us by 5 p.m. on May 11th and we will re-send it!

Special note re: orders submitted on or after May 11: If your order is placed after 8 a.m. on May 11th, your video may not go out until later in the day. Orders will close at 5 p.m. on May 11th.

Where does my donation go? Your donation will go to the Duke Lemur Center’s Unrestricted Donations fund, helping to care for lemurs at the center in Durham and addressing priority needs in our work to protect lemurs and their natural habitat in Madagascar while advancing scientific discovery through non-invasive research. YOUR PAYMENT RECEIPT AND TAX LETTER WILL COME SEPARATELY FROM DUKE UNIVERSITY, OFFICE OF GIFT RECORDS. Visit our donations page for more ways to give.

When will the videos be sent? Mother's Day email messages will be sent to your chosen recipient(s) via email on May 11. Each email will include a your personal message (optional; please specify in the "Message to Gift Recipient" field when placing your order) and a link to our special Mother's Day video.

How much is it? We request a minimum donation of $25 for each Mother's Day video ordered.

Can I give you more than one email address for the same order? Yes. See "How do I Order Multiple Gifts in One Transaction" below.

Can the DLC send a Mother's Day message to a physical ('snail mail') address? Nope. These special Mother's Day cards can be sent via email only.

How late can I submit my order? Orders will close at 5 p.m. on May 11th. For guaranteed delivery on the morning of Mother’s Day, please submit your order on or before May 10th. Orders placed the morning of May 11 will go out later that day. All should be delivered by 8 p.m. on May 11th.

I'm confused. Who can I call? If you have questions, please call Mary Paisley at (919) 401-7252.

How to Order *Multiple* Gifts in One Transaction

If you would like to send gifts to more than one person ($25 per recipient), you may add each ADDITIONAL recipient's information in the Sending Gifts to Multiple Recipients field under the main body of the form (below), rather than doing multiple individual transactions. For each additional gift, please include the recipient's first and last name, email address, and optional personal message before advancing to the payment page and paying the total payment amount. For example, total payment amount for gifts sent to three recipients = $75.

If you are not sending gifts to multiple recipients, please leave the "Multiple Recipients" field blank.

Ready to order? Simply provide gift recipient(s) information below and click on the SUBMIT button to be directed to the donation payment page.  If you have questions, please contact Mary Paisley at or (919) 401-7252. Thank you so much for your support!






Tours + Education