How can you love lemurs on Giving Tuesday - and throughout the holiday season?
Let us count the ways...
Shown above are 12 species of lemurs at the Duke Lemur Center, which cares for and maintains the world's largest 'genetic safety net' of lemurs, Earth's most threatened mammals.
A DOZEN+ GREAT WAYS TO SUPPORT THE DUKE LEMUR CENTER:
Choose your favorite way/s to give. EVERY gift helps!
Be a part of all of the work the Duke Lemur Center does with an unrestricted gift of any amount! Whether your gift is small or large, unrestricted gifts together are a magical and critical part of our budget, "saving the day" and empowering us to cover expenses for priority needs such as:
- the maintenance, repairs, and modifications needed for our fencing and animal caging (so important!);
a portion of the wages for staff who take care of the lemurs (husbandry and veterinary care teams);
- food for the lemurs (produce, chow, crickets, mealworms, peanut butter, nuts, etc); supplies for animal care (face masks, gloves, cleaning supplies);
- special equipment (radio tracking collars and walkie talkies for staff and volunteers); and
- other special initiatives, like our onsite recycling program.
Unrestricted gifts are crucial to our mission, our work, our impact, and our bottom line!
Make a special gift designated to the DLC's Madagascar Programs and contribute toward our conservation, education, research, and student opportunities in Madagascar, the only place where lemurs exist in the wild AND a biodiversity treasure of many other endemic species that exist nowhere else on Earth. Learn more about our conservation work to protect the magical flora and fauna in Madagascar!
Are you a fan of fossils? Are you fascinated by primate evolution and the research made possible thanks to our extensive fossil collection? Support the DLC’s Museum of Natural History’s preservation, digitization, education, and research programs that our rare collection of fossils makes possible!
#4 Symbolically adopt a lemur for yourself, or as a gift for someone you love! It's a gift idea that keeps giving and teaching about lemurs all year long through quarterly updates. You can choose from one of eight species, packages start at $50, and YOU get a tax letter from Duke for your donation! Order sooner versus later to ensure delivery by Dec. 25 and electronic options are available for faster delivery and international orders.
What’s even better than symbolically adopting a lemur for someone you love? A plushie to go with it! Send a limited edition Holiday Adoption Package with a Stuffed Animal! While they last, we're offering a holiday adopt package with plushie. Learn more and place your order through the link above. Orders placed by Dec. 16 should arrive by Dec. 25, but we cannot guarantee an arrival time.
Buy our lemurs a present through our Amazon Wishlist! Not only is it fun to add the DLC to your holiday shopping list, your in-kind contribution makes a positive impact on our bottom line since we won’t need to buy these items ourselves! Learn more about how this unique way of supporting us works, then click the link above to visit the Amazon Wishlist and peruse our current catalog of items and shop 'til you drop!
Honor or remember someone you love with a gift to any of our giving funds. Just check the box “this gift is in honor or memory” and provide the email address of whomever you wish to notify of the gift. Learn more by clicking on the button above!
Don’t want those you love to worry about finding that perfect gift for you? Tell them that you would love for them to instead make a tax deductible gift to the Duke Lemur Center (or another worthy cause that you care about!) in your honor for the holidays. The button above explains how it works! Tell your friends/family to give through this link, and to then check the box "this gift is in honor or memory," and they can request that you be notified by providing your email address.
Buy someone you love DLC merchandise this holiday season! Our Lemur Landing Gift Shop is typically open daily from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST and before and after all scheduled tours. Shop hours may change during the holidays, so please check HERE to be sure of those before you head our way! Or, shop DLC merchandise online through Duke Stores by clicking on the button above. Profits generated from merchandise sales support our lemur care budget!
Make us one of your new year’s resolutions! Here's how to set up a recurring monthly or annual gift, or make a pledge today and pay us when it works for you. Just choose "recurring" or "pledge" on the first payment page of the online giving payment process. Or, to set it up by phone, call Duke University's Office of Alumni and Development Records at (919) 684-2338 between 8:00 AM-5:00 PM EST Monday-Friday. Be sure to specify Duke Lemur Center as your designated recipient!
Think of us for special gifts in your future! You don't have to be a billion dollar lottery winner to plan a special gift to the DLC (though wouldn't that be amazing?)! It's always a tremendous honor when our friends and supporters notify us that they have chosen us for a very special gift that they are planning. Some options and links to more information are listed below. You're welcome to contact Mary Paisley at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
#12+ OTHER GIVING OPTIONS
YOUR SUPPORT MAKES SO MUCH POSSIBLE
Donations from businesses and individuals like you are crucial to our work! You play an integral role in fueling our impact in conservation, education and conservation. We invite you to make a donation online through the online giving links provided in this message, or by mailing a check.
To make a donation by check, please make the check payable to "Duke University" with Duke Lemur Center noted in the memo section, with this completed gift form or a written note with the same information and mail it to:
Duke Lemur Center
c/o Office of Gift Records
Durham, NC 27708-0581
For more giving options, visit the donate section of our website. Questions? Contact Mary Paisley at email@example.com or (919)401-7252.
Questions? Contact Mary Paisley at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919)401-7252.
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