Friends of Clay is dedicated to inspiring and cultivating the next generation of patrons and STEAM education enthusiasts. Through developing fun, entertaining, and enriching fundraising events, Friends of Clay provides vital funds to the Clay Center’s STEAM education programs.



By joining Friends of Clay, you become part of a community of philanthropic young professionals with a passion for integrating the arts and sciences. Memberships run annually and you can join any time throughout the year! Membership levels are as follows:

  • Carnaval Host: $500
  • Annual Fund Membership: $350
  • Family Clay Center Membership: $125
  • Individual Clay Center Membership: $90


*Friends of Clay are encouraged to be Carnaval Hosts. Fulfilling this request covers your annual membership. Carnaval Hosts receive 2 VIP event tickets and recognition on event signage, Clay Center website, and social media. FMV = $280


For more information, please contact:

Ashton Critchley | Fundraising Events & Sponsorship Manager
304-561-3532 | acritchley@theclaycenter.org