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Treat yourself and those you love to a Love and Lemurs video valentine this Valentine’s Day! Your gift of $25 or more through the donation form below supports the care of the lemurs and bush babies here at the DLC.


You missed it! This promotion ended on 2/14/2022 at 4:30 p.m.

You can still make a donation in someone’s honor, or adopt a lemur!


What you will get

Your donation of $25 or more through the form above wins you a truly special way to show your loved ones you care: a message on Valentine’s Day weekend sharing that you made a special donation to the DLC, plus exclusive access to our 2022 Love and Lemurs video featuring the DLC’s lemurs enjoying a special treat of flowers and “candy” hearts. It’s sure to bring smiles to the faces of those you love!

NEW for 2022: You’ll receive an immediate email explaining delivery information, including a link to a Lemur Valentine Toolkit with a sweet selection of adorable digital images, like the sample shown here that you can download and send to your valentine—via text, email, or in person during the weekend leading up to, or on, Valentine’s Day! If you do not see the email in your inbox, please check your spam and/or junk folders. If it isn’t there, please email mary.paisley@duke.edu.

On Valentine’s Day weekend (beginning Friday, Feb. 11), the Duke Lemur Center will send you your official Valentine’s Day message including the link to this year’s valentine video, which you can then share/forward to others you care about! Read details below under “What to Expect on Valentine’s Day Weekend” below for delivery times of Valentine’s Day messages to individuals who order theirs after Feb. 11 at 12:00 noon EST.


Delivery basics + deadline to order

Delivery of valentine’s messages with video link begins Friday, Feb. 11! That day, all individuals who donated prior to 12:00 noon EST will receive an email from the DLC with the link to our 2022 Love and Lemurs valentine video that they can then begin sharing with their loved ones. After Feb. 11, deliveries will be made daily. See details below under “What to Expect on Valentine’s Day Weekend.”

The deadline to order your valentine with a donation on this page is Monday, Feb. 14 at 4:00 p.m. EST. Read more about “what to expect on Valentine’s Day weekend” for orders placed after Feb. 11 at 12:00 PM EST below.

Want to receive your valentine for FREE next year? This Valentine’s Day promotion is a great annual fundraiser AND it provides a special way for us to thank our annual donors who give us $250 or more per year! In order to get a complimentary valentine in 2023, support us with $250 or more in tax-deductible gifts during the coming year!


Details

What to expect on Valentine's Day weekend

Your email message from the Duke Lemur Center, including the link and password for the 2022 Love and Lemurs valentine video to share with others, will be sent as follows:

For orders placed prior to Friday, Feb. 11 at 12:00 noon EST, donors will receive their Valentine’s Day message from the Duke Lemur Center on Friday, Feb. 11 just after 12:00 noon EST, providing a link and access to the 2022 Lemurs & Roses Valentine Video that they can then begin sharing with their loved ones.

For Valentine orders placed after Feb. 11 at 12:00 noon EST, donors will receive their Valentine’s Day message and video link before 5:00 PM EST within 24 hours of their donation/order. Emails/deliveries will be sent before 5:00 PM EST time on Saturday, Feb. 12; Sunday, Feb 13; and Monday, Feb. 14. An additional delivery will be made at 10:00 AM EST on Monday, Feb. 14.

The promotion will end on Monday, Feb. 14 at 4:00 PM EST.

If you do not see the Valentine’s Day email in your inbox by 5:30 PM the day you are expecting it, please first check your spam/junk/promotions folders. If it isn't there, please email mary.paisley@duke.edu.

Commonly asked questions

How does it work? One gift of $25 or more through the link above buys you access to our 2022 Love and Lemurs valentine video beginning Friday, Feb. 11. You will receive the link to that video on Valentine’s Day weekend via an emailed message, which you can then share along with your own personal comments with all of the people you care about.

How much is it? We request a minimum donation of $25. If you plan to forward the valentine message to more than two people, please consider increasing your gift to the DLC by adding another $10 (or more!) per additional recipient. Just change the default amount from $25 to the amount you choose on the payment page. Every gift makes a huge difference to us, so THANK YOU!

Where does my donation go? Your tax-deductible donation to the DLC's Love and Lemurs valentine fundraiser supports the care of our remarkable colony of lemurs—Earth’s most endangered mammals! Your tax receipt from Duke will note “Duke Lemur Center, Unrestricted Fund.”

Is my gift tax deductible? Yes! Donations to the Duke Lemur Center are deductible at the highest limits allowed for federal income or estate tax purposes. Your tax receipt will come from Duke University, Federal Tax ID 56-0532129. Questions about your receipt can be emailed to gifts2duke@duke.edu.

When will I receive my Valentine's Day message? Immediately following your order, you will receive a preliminary message from the Duke Lemur Center with a link to our “Valentine’s Day Toolkit” outlining when your Valentine’s Day message and video link will be delivered, along with links to a few valentine “extras” including digital images and a downloadable card that you may opt to share with your loved ones in addition to the video link.

Then, on Valentine's Day weekend, you (the donor/purchaser) will receive an email from the Duke Lemur Center with a special Valentine’s Day message that will include the link to access and view the Love and Lemurs valentine video on our website. You can then forward your Valentine’s Day message to your chosen recipient(s).

Orders placed by Friday, Feb. 11 at 12:00 noon EST will receive their Valentine’s Day message on Friday, Feb. 11, just after 12:00 noon EST. Orders placed after 12:00 noon EST on Feb. 11 will be delivered daily by 5:00 PM EST, within a day after your order is placed. The promotion ends at 4:00 PM EST on Monday, Feb. 14.  For additional details, see the "What to expect" tab.

I didn't receive an email from the DLC on Valentine's Day weekend. What should I do? If you do not see the email in your inbox, please check your spam and/or junk folders. If it isn't there, please email mary.paisley@duke.edu. 

Can the DLC mail a valentine to a physical ('snail mail') address? Sorry, but no.  These valentines can be sent via email only. You can, however, print a notecard from the toolkit to personally hand deliver or mail to your loved ones if you order in time to snail-mail it!

How late can I submit my order? For delivery on Valentine's Day, the absolute deadline to order is 4:00 PM EST on Feb. 14.

Tax receipt

Your donation is tax-deductible and once your donation is processed, a receipt will be sent to you from Duke University, federal tax ID 56-0532129.


Questions?

If you have questions or need help completing your order, please contact Mary Paisley at mary.paisley@duke.edu.