Endowment Campaign

70th Anniversary Endowment campaign

The Charleston Light Opera Guild strives to entertain, excite and inspire audiences with high-caliber community based musical theatre offered at an affordable price.

More than 14,000 audience members view a Guild production each year and co-productions with the Clay Center enable another 2,400 students to attend a production.

The Charleston Light Opera Guild owns and maintains its own theatre and workshop where some summer productions are held, while other productions are presented at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center Little Theater and the Clay Center Maier Performance Hall.

The Charleston Light Opera Guild credits many working professionals in theatre, music, dance, film, television and production among its alumni. These include Jennifer Garner, Kathy Mattea, Ann Magnuson, Joe Chrest, and Rebecca Robbins.

Your donated dollars will support and sustain live community theatre by:

Investing in people.

Restoring and maintaining physical assets.

Improving quality of life.

Preserving our heritage.

Hear from CLOG alum and honorary campaign chairperson, Jennifer Garner, on why this campaign is so important:

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many thanks go out to our GROWING list of campaign contributors

  • Jamie S. Alley
  • Debra & Steve Annand (in memory of Shirley Spradlin Annand)
  • Anonymous Donor
  • Rudi Arrowood
  • Charles M. Avampato
  • Wilma Avsec
  • BB&T/WV Foundation
  • Joe & Betty Beeson
  • Maria Belcher & Cory Stout
  • Beth, Craig, Trenton and Dane Bowden
  • Kevin & Elizabeth Cary Brown (in memory of Clifford & Barbara Lantz)
  • Dr. & Mrs. William Carter
  • Jean Cavalier
  • Sue & Jim Chase
  • David & Roberta Cook
  • Jim & Sue Damron
  • Richard & Nancy Daugherty (in honor of Sallie Daugherty)
  • Sallie & Horace Emery
  • Family of Annette Ferrell (in memory of Annette R. Ferrell)
  • Mark & Kerry Felton
  • Dr. Dan & Kathy Foster
  • Bill & Pat Garner
  • Jennifer Garner
  • Jerry & Ann Gieseke
  • Rebecca Gillispie
  • Sam Haddad & Betty S. Ireland
  • Catherine L. Halloran
  • Richard O. Hartman
  • Richard H. Hess
  • Eric, Sherri, Sarah and Stephanie Hudnall
  • Scott Jarrell & Dusty Foster
  • Patricia A. Jarvis
  • Lee & Kim Javins
  • Kathryn J. Kay
  • Art & Virginia King
  • Paul & Darla Kuryla
  • Lewis Glasser Casey & Rollins, PLLC
  • Maier Foundation, Inc.
  • Ed & Susan Maier
  • Kathy Mattea
  • Beth McDaniel
  • Shirley McKown
  • Rick Meadows & Mark Hummel
  • Ellen W. Mohler (in memory of Wm. E. Mohler)
  • John & Marie Nesius
  • Jean E. O'Connor
  • Robert Palmer
  • Tom & Nina Pasinetti
  • Carolyn Perrine
  • Eric & Tamara Perry
  • Nina R. Peyton (in honor of Ted Brightwell)
  • Michael & Myrna Pilato
  • Angela M. Price
  • The Sadd Family
  • Millie Snyder
  • Debbie Spradling
  • Karla Stull (in memory of J.C. Henson)
  • Natalie Tennant & Eric Wells
  • Judy Tuckwiller
  • Cecil I. Walker Foundation
  • Anne & Donald Wandling
  • Barbara F. Whitaker
  • Tim Whitener
  • David Yaussy & Rebecca McPhail (in memory of LaDonna Yaussy)

The Charleston Light Opera Guild's Endowment Committee:

Dr. Dan Foster, co-chair Larry GroceKay Goodwin, co-chair Tripp HamiltonJohn Auge Louis HussonKennie Bass Tricia KingeryJeff Brown Nina PasinettiSallie Daugherty Mark SaddHorace Emery Susie SalisburyMark Felton Debbie SpradlingTamerra Gilmore Natalie TennantBarbara Tabor-Utt Dr. Tim HarperWesley Armstead