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The Anna Borruel Codina Center for Lemur Medicine and Research

at the Duke Lemur Center, Duke University

Where we learn from and care for lemurs, Earth’s most endangered mammals

The Anna Borruel Codina Center for Lemur Medicine and Research is a new 8,000 square foot facility providing a hub for world-class veterinary care, non-invasive research, and collaboration at the Duke Lemur Center. This building and its cutting-edge technologies were made possible thanks to an $8M gift by an anonymous Duke alumnus whose family has a passion for lemurs and wildlife protection. To read the full story of our new building and how it will serve the Duke Lemur Center, check out the article about the Borruel Center in the 2021 Duke Lemur Center magazine.


Borruel Center Giving Options

Be a part of the Duke Lemur Center’s opportunities in lemur medicine and research!

  • A gift of $25,000+ to the Lemur Center Endowment Fund will be recognized on the donor wall in the main foyer of the Borruel Center and will support the operational needs of the Lemur Center in perpetuity.
  • A gift of $50,000+ to the Borruel Lemur Center Endowment Fund will provide an opportunity to name individual spaces, subject to approval by the Duke Board of Trustees.
  • These gifts can be paid over five years.

Opportunities to name the following spaces are available for gifts at the stated gift levels:

  • Research wing $300,000
  • Surgery and veterinary teaching suite $300,000
  • Veterinary triage and procedure room $300,000
  • Hibernation lab $200,000
  • Research project room $200,000
  • Conference room $100,000 – Thank you to the Peterson Family for their gift to name this space “The Peterson Family Conference Room.”
  • Outdoor bench at the entrance (two available) $100,000 – Thank you to Maureen and Michael Rhodes for their gift to name one of these two benches “The Rhodes Bench.” 
  • Medical lab $100,000 Thank you to Mike and Lexi Gordon for your gift commitment to name this space. The name is pending.
  • Molecular lab $100,000
  • Quarantine care wing $100,000
  • Research and veterinary staff offices suite $100,000
  • Break room and sleeping quarters for staff and researchers $50,000 – Thank you to Drs. Sara E. Miller and David N. Howell for their gift to name this space “Romeo’s Roost”
  • Necropsy $50,000 Thank you to Drs. Sara E. Miller and David N. Howell for naming this space “Romeo’s Rest” Break Room.
  • Radiology and Imaging $50,000
  • Cryo-Storage Room $50,000 Thank you, Jeannette Kinnikin Rinehart ’52, for your commitment to name this space “The Heaviside Layer”
  • Outdoor enclosure for research projects $50,000
  • Patio $50,000 – Thank you to the Edwards Family for their gift to name this space “The Edwards Patio”
  • Donor wall $25,000+

Total proposed space naming and donor wall recognition gifts could potentially generate $2.2M+ toward the Lemur Center’s operations endowment. This would provide a tremendous resource for the future of the Duke Lemur Center’s work. Click here to download the Borruel Center Naming Opportunities Flier.


Additional Opportunities

Beyond these naming opportunities at the Anna Borruel Codina Center for Lemur Medicine and Research, the Lemur Center offers other naming and recognition options including, but not limited to:

  • Unrestricted endowments and legacy gifts $100,000+
  • Memorial gifts and benches $15,000+
  • Veterinarian and veterinary care endowments $300,000+
  • Internship program endowment $300,000

Here are some links to explore other substantial giving opportunities: major and principal gifts, endowments, legacy gifts, targeted impact gifts ($5,000 – $99,999). For more information about our primary giving options and ways to give, visit our donate page.

For more information about these special giving opportunities at the Duke Lemur Center,  contact Mary Paisley, Development Officer, at 919-401-7252 or mary.paisley@duke.edu. Thank you for your interest!