The Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund is opening in 2021 and you can be a part of it!

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Become a Gorilla Champion today!

Through this very special offering, you can become an official Gorilla Champion and help us build our new home. Your generosity will be commemorated with a personalized five-inch Infant Gorilla plaque or an eight-inch Silverback plaque that will be displayed on our Gorilla Champions Wall inside the Sandy and Harold Price Research Center.

$1,000 Silverback Gorilla

$500 Infant Gorilla

Quantities are limited! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be a part of the Fossey Fund’s future and create a legacy that, like Dian’s, ensures a future for wild gorillas. Reserve your plaque online today, or contact us to reserve multiple plaques.

The Fossey Fund was started by one woman who dared to make a difference, and her legacy is an enduring and powerful reminder that one person’s actions truly can change the world!

Since Dian originally established the Karisoke Research Center high in the Virunga mountains, we have worked tirelessly to continue her work. Our mission expanded over those 50-plus years, and it has been our dream over the last two decades to build a permanent home – a purpose-built facility that would enable us to elevate our protection and science efforts, expand our educational programming, and connect more closely with the people who live in the local community or are visiting the region.

Join the growing list of donors who have already signed up to be a Gorilla Champion!

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