Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Myakka City FL - Jan 25, 2016 - The Lemur Conservation Foundation (LCF), based in Myakka City, Florida, is delighted to announce 2016 is the 20th anniversary of the organization’s foundation and will be celebrating with a range of gala fundraising events in Sarasota, New York City and at the reserve itself in Myakka City.
The series of events will take place throughout 2016, commencing with a cocktail reception at the iconic Paul Rudolph designed, Umbrella House in Sarasota on January 28th; followed by a family day at Myakka City on March 12th as well as private celebratory dinners at the homes of LCF trustees on September 22nd and October 20th.
Let Lemurs Live
The highlight of the 20th anniversary celebrations will be a concert at Joe’s Pub in New York City on May 26th by Razia Said, the acclaimed singer/songwriter from Madagascar, whose musical influences draw not just on her Madagascan heritage, but also on traditional R&B and jazz.
Penelope Bodry-Sanders, vice chair of LCF commented on the series of events planned to celebrate the foundation’s 20th anniversary: “We are excited to present several celebrations throughout our 20th anniversary year that will highlight our conservation work and the unique fundraising methods we employ to fulfil our mission. We also hope to engage new sponsors and donors via these events who will consequently help LCF flourish for another twenty years and beyond.”
Blair Brown, the Emmy nominated & Tony Award winning actress and LCF trustee added: “LCF is tireless in its conservation and species preservation campaign. These gala events will help raise awareness of their mission and spread the important message to a whole new generation of potential supporters. It is vital that their valiant efforts are rewarded with continued support and assistance.”
Blair, currently starring in Orange Is The New Black for Netflix and Limitless on CBS, has been a trustee of the foundation since 1997 and is fascinated with the study of lemurs and what they can teach mankind about ancient human history.
“The LCF mission is very simple – Let Lemurs Live “added Blair.
The Lemur Conservation Foundation (LCF) is a not for profit organization dedicated to the preservation and conservation of the primates of Madagascar through art, captive breeding, education and scientific research.
LCF aims to preserve and contribute to the worldwide genetic pool of lemur species through domestic and international captive breeding and to practice the best conservation methods and techniques possible.
The reserve in Myakka City is not open to the public as the lemurs are the most endangered primates in the world and their free roaming forest habitat is a restricted research area. The denizens of the forest are free to play, rest and roam with the minimum of human interaction.
LCF is certified by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is a fully registered charitable organization, regulated by the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (FDACS) and the registration number is CH36728.