Individual Giving

Annual Fund

Your gift is a priceless investment that allows the Center to fulfill our mission to inspire creativity, learning and wonder through experiences in the arts and sciences for all people of West Virginia and the region. Donors who give $350 or more to the annual fund have the option of full membership benefits. However, you may choose to decline these benefits in order for the entire donation to be tax-deductible. Learn more about Annual Fund here.

Endowment

Looking to the long-term, a robust endowment will ensure the continuity of the Clay Center for years to come. Endowments are “asset banks” that produce spinoff each year—income that can be used for vital operations and programs. Just as a farmer enjoys a harvest because of work done months—and years—in advance, many nonprofit organizations likewise must lay groundwork to provide future offerings. The Clay Center encourages all supporters to assist by “planting seeds” and nourishing them, so that the Center’s future will be as bright as its past. The Center’s menu of programming creates passion and excitement, and we hope you will consider providing today for the harvests of the future. Learn more about Endowments here.

Gift Planning

If you would like to extend your support of the Clay Center to make a lasting impact, there are several gift arrangements to choose from. Whether you would like to put your donation to work today or benefit the Center after your lifetime, you can find a charitable plan that lets you provide for your family and support educational opportunities for West Virginia children. Learn more about Gift Planning.

Gifts of Stock

Giving a gift of publicly traded stock that has increased in value and that you have owned for more than one year may provide greater tax benefits than giving cash. Your broker can assist you in making a gift of stock via a direct transfer to the Clay Center. Learn more about Gifts of Stock here.

Medical Society

The Clay Center Medical Society provides an opportunity for like-minded medical professionals to come together in support of the Center’s mission of bringing educational and enriching experiences in the sciences and art to people all across West Virginia. Plus members of the Medical Society receive full Clay Center membership benefits. Learn more about Medical Society here.

Clay Legacy Society

Enjoy special, ongoing recognition at the Center and in the annual report, attend honorary luncheons and an annual dinner and provide for the education and entertainment of future generations by joining the Clay Legacy Society. Make a planned or deferred gift through a bequest, gift annuity, insurance policy, charitable trust or life-income plan to become a member of this esteemed society. Learn more about Clay Legacy Society here.

Friends of Clay

Network with other young professionals and help support the Clay Center’s mission by planning exciting special events! Learn more about Friends of Clay here. 

Chairman’s Guild

Get a personal concierge to attend to all of your Clay Center needs by joining this special society created with convenience and flexibility in mind. Pay for your membership dues, performance season subscriptions, special event tickets, parking fees, Collectors Club enrollment, major gifts and much more with one annual investment beginning at $13,200. Learn more about Chairman’s Guild here.