Individual Giving

Annual Fund

Community support is the foundation for the Clay Center’s good work and gifts to the Annual Fund built on that in a powerful way.

Gifts to the Annual Fund lie at the heart of the Clay Center experience and touch nearly every aspect of life at the Center. From providing vital support for daily operations to ensuring the continuation of the Center’s programs, exhibits and performances, your donation will have a meaningful and lasting impact.

Your support brings our mission to life and makes our work possible. Every gift, regardless on size, is important. Don’t underestimate the power of your donation – click here to donate today!

To learn more about Annual Fund benefits, click here.


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.

Corporate Giving & Sponsorship

The Clay Center is dedicated to forming partnerships with individuals and companies throughout the state. As one of only three venues in the country to combine science, visual arts and performing arts under one roof, the Center is able to place a sponsor’s brand before a broad and diverse audience.

Partnering with the Clay Center is a wonderful way to not only build brand equity, but also to provide exclusive networking and entertainment experiences for your clients and to accentuate your commitment to the community. Most importantly, you will be investing in the future of schoolchildren throughout West Virginia by providing them with affordable arts and sciences educational opportunities. Whether you are a small business building your brand or a large corporation with an expanding market share, Clay Center sponsorship will ensure a great return on your investment witha variety of sponsorship levels and packages to fit your business and marketing goals.

Let us design a sponsorship package for your business! Contact Nichole Koenig, Corporate Relations Manager, at 304-561-3532 or to get started today

Donor Privacy Policy & Bill of Rights

Review the Donor Privacy Policy & Bill of Rights to get the most out of donating to the Clay Center.