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Fundraising Events


Annual benefit gala and online auction to support the Clay Center and The Charleston Ballet’s educational programming.

Thank YOU – guests, sponsors, donors and community partners – for an outstanding Carnaval!



We can’t wait to see you next year!


Carnaval Committee Volunteers
Shelby Paxton, Friends of Clay Center chair & Carnaval co-chair • Amanda Gianola, Carnaval co-chair • Amanda Boustany • Beth Fanning • Bobbie Spry • Brandon Breedlove • Chelsea Kinzinger • Chelsea Ruby • Claire Barth • Cristen Michael • Dee Waters • Elizabeth Amandus • Emma Busse • Jacqueline Stump • Jessica Hall • Jordan Ferrell • Kristin Anderson • Lindsey Fought • Matthew Perno • Michaela Leffler • Rachel Coffman • Rob Bastress • Timothy J. Gibson • Zack Chittum

For sponsorship opportunities that include event tickets and recognition, please contact Director of Philanthropy, Nichole Koenig. Call 304-561-3532 or email

Having an immediate impact on the creative economy and access to arts education in West Virginia, Carnaval raises funds for Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia and Charleston Ballet, Inc.’s ongoing operations and education programs.