When you give to the Clay Center, you champion a cause that’s vital to West Virginia – STEAM education and the arts. Through gifts to the Center, all this, and more, is possible…

Engaging STEAM exhibits in the Avampato Discovery Museum where nearly 100,000 guests enjoyed countless hours of playing and learning every year.

Reimagined Caperton Planetarium and Theater equipped with new software resulting in a tremendous improvement in picture quality and the ability to feature films and presentations in 3D!

Remarkable visual arts in the Juliet Art Museum that showcase uniquely creative and wonderfully original works by local, national, and international artists.

World-class performances ranging from Broadway in Charleston to Sound Checks, enjoyed by over 100,000 guests every year.

Every gift, no matter the size, is powerful – whether you give to the Annual Fund, become a Sponsor, attend an event, or anything in between – your gift will have a meaningful and lasting impact.

You make our community immeasurably stronger through your support.

Donor Privacy Policy & Bill of Rights

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Give with Confidence

The Clay Center’s commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 2022 Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations, and 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.

“We are delighted to provide the Clay Center with third-party accreditation that validates their operational excellence,” said Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator. “The Four-Star Rating is the highest possible rating an organization can achieve. We are eager to see the good work that the Clay Center is able to accomplish in the years ahead.”

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Donating Cryptocurrency

Interested in donating cryptocurrency? Crypto donations are a tax-favorable* way of making a significant contribution to your favorite nonprofit, like the Clay Center! If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Kathy Bush, The W. Marston & Katherine B. Becker Vice President of Development, at 304-561-3588 or kbush@theclaycenter.org.

Recurring Gifts

The Clay Center provides donors with the opportunity to make secure, convenient recurring gifts, which are processed via EFT. Donors taking advantage of this giving option may cancel or change their gift at any time. Contact Amanda Pollard at 304-561-3566 or apollard@theclaycenter.org or Kathy Bush at 304-561-3588 or kbush@theclaycenter.org to make adjustments or if there are questions about current gifts. For more information about recurring gifts, please contact Kathy or Amanda.

*Please consult your tax advisor for the full tax implications.