Fall Gala — Mission: Madagascar

Mission: Madagascar – a tropical fall gala

Mission: Madagascar is a fall benefit to raise funds for the Duke Lemur Center’s Madagascar Conservation Programs. We hope you will consider this a great opportunity to come for a visit and mingle with others who care about our conservation work in Madagascar to protect lemurs and their natural habitat. We’re “going gala” with cocktail attire this year! So, get ready to wear something fancy with a tropical Madagascar flair for some fun among the lemurs for a GREAT cause.

View an image gallery of the 2018 event.

Save the Date – Saturday, October 5, 2019!

Registration will open in early August, with advanced registration available late this summer to the DLC’s current leadership donors of $1,000 and more.

Here are some ways we need your help now:

Sponsors + Auction Items Needed

We’re seeking sponsorships and in-kind donations for the gala’s silent and live auction, so if you can help with that, thank you so much! You can register items for the auction through this online form and we’re accepting sponsorship donations through this link. If you would like to discuss these opportunities with Mary Paisley, the DLC’s Development Officer, please email her at

A special thanks to last year’s sponsors, with a huge shout out to Leland Little Auctions for the incredible wine selection and live auction expertise; to Fullsteam Brewery for the beer and the special “Ranomasina” brew they created just for us; and to Triangle Catering and Petal & Oak for their food and gorgeous flowers!

We’ll open registration first to our leadership donors of $1,000 or more, then to our other donors before opening ticket sales to the general public in early August. Stay tuned!






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