Friends of Clay Center is dedicated to inspiring and cultivating the next generation of patrons and STEAM education enthusiasts.


Friends members are passionate, young professionals committed to the success of the Clay Center and its STEAM education programs. By hosting unique fundraising events, serving as ambassadors in the community and being a pipeline for the Center’s future leaders, Friends of Clay actively upholds the Clay Center’s mission. Join Friends of Clay and become part of a community of philanthropic individuals who share a passion for the arts and sciences and enjoy the benefits of membership for a year. Membership renews at the beginning of each fiscal year (July 1); however, those interested in joining can do so at any time by choosing one of these options:

  • One-time gift of $100 or more
  • Clay Center Membership ($75 and up)
  • Sound Checks subscription ($100)
  • Concert Club Membership ($100)
  • Carnaval Host ($500)

Friends of Clay are encouraged to host Carnaval. Fulfilling this request covers your annual membership. Carnaval Hosts receive 2 event tickets and recognition on event signage, Clay Center website, and social media. FMV = $220.

For more information, please contact:
Contact Leah Dunmyer I Fundraising Events & Sponsorship Manager
304-561-3532 I ldunmyer@theclaycenter.org