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Greetings from the DLC! First, a big THANK YOU to everyone who has expressed concern for the safety of the DLC’s lemurs and staff as we prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Dorian. We’re taking every precaution to ensure the well-being of all of the primates – human, loris, and lemur alike – who will be staying onsite during the storm, and we are so grateful for your care and support. Those of you who are affected by Dorian, please stay safe!
 
In the meantime, we're dreaming of sunnier times ahead: our annual fall gala, Mission: Madagascar, is only a month away! We still have spaces available, and we'd be thrilled if you could join us!
We ❤️ lemurs and Madagascar. Help us protect them! This annual fundraising event is not only fun, it's critical for raising awareness and much-needed financial support for the DLC's Madagascar conservation programs, which are 100% funded by private donations and grants. 
 
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Greg Dye, Director of the Duke Lemur Center, and lemur conservation experts Charlie Welch and Andrea Katz address the crowd at Mission: Madagascar in 2018. Click here to see more photos from last year's event.
MAIN EVENT: Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. 'til 9:00 p.m. at the Duke Lemur Center: 3705 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27705.
VIP RECEPTION: Individuals and businesses whose 2019 annual contribution to the Duke Lemur Center is $1,000 or more and donors who are members of giving societies are invited to a VIP reception at 5:00 p.m. with our conservation experts, Andrea Katz and Charlie Welch.
 
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One-of-a-kind lemur items and other amazing gifts and experiences will be up for bid in our silent auction. Auction purchases and donations benefit the DLC's Madagascar Conservation Programs, so you can feel good about the items you buy!
WHAT TO EXPECT: We're "going gala" with cocktail attire this year! Get ready to wear something fancy with tropical Madagascar flair for some fun among the lemurs for a GREAT cause. We’ll have a silent auction, special activities along the tour path and in the main building and veterinary space, wonderful wines courtesy of sponsor Leland Little Auctions, and special brews from sponsor Fullsteam Brewery.
 
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A selection of wonderful wines will be provided by sponsor Leland Little Auctions, and special brews will be on tap courtesy of Durham's own Fullsteam Brewery. 
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS! Heartfelt thanks to these organizations and individuals for their support: 

Platinum Sponsors:
Fullsteam Brewery and Leland Little Auctions

Gold Sponsor:
McDonald York Building Company

Silver Sponsors:
Sally Searcy Kleberg, Dr. Michele Ann Rasmussen, Terra Incognita EcoTours, and Dr. Michael Yochelson and Kevin Clift

Bronze Sponsors:
Cognitect, Dorothy and Mary Crowell, Durham Coca-Cola, Elodie Farms, Paul and Jennifer Friedman, O.C. Mitchell General Contractors, Tre Bella, and Dr. Geoffrey and Nancy Yuen.

Thank you! We couldn't do this without you!

 
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OTHER MADAGASCAR NEWS: Registration is now open for the DLC's 2020 Magical Madagascar EcoTour! Offered through Duke Alumni Travel, this once-in-a-lifetime tour is led by DLC conservationist Charlie Welch. (You do not need to be a Duke alumnus/a to attend!) For 2020, we're including destinations south of Antananarivo. Download the 10-page full-color brochure for a full itinerary.
 
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