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
  • Anonymous Donor
  • Rudi Arrowood
  • Jacqueline T. Artz
  • Charles M. Avampato
  • Wilma Avsec
  • BB&T/WV Foundation
  • Benjamin & Sarah Bailey
  • Emily & Dill Battle
  • Joe & Betty Beeson
  • Maria Belcher & Corey Stout
  • Kathy & Marty Becker
  • Harry & Carrie Bell
  • Beth, Craig, Trenton and Dane Bowden
  • Kevin & Elizabeth Cary Brown (in memory of Clifford & Barbara Lantz)
  • Dr. & Mrs. William Carter
  • Martha & Will Carter
  • Tory Casey & Al Sines
  • Jean Cavalier
  • Michael T. Chaney
  • Mrs. Marlies Charbonniez
  • Sue & Jim Chase
  • Fred D. Clark
  • The Birthday Club (in honor of Nina Denton Pasinetti)
  • David & Roberta Cook
  • Jim & Sue Damron
  • CRC Foundation
  • Richard & Nancy Daugherty (in honor of Sallie & Daugherty)
  • William Maxwell Davis
  • Bob & Nancy Douglas
  • Judge Jim Douglas & Phyllis Veith
  • Elliott Family Foundation
  • Sally & Horace Emery
  • Michael A. Feldhaus
  • Mark & Kerry Felton
  • Mike & Bonnie Fidler
  • John A. Fleck
  • Dwight A. Foley
  • Dr. Dan & Kathy Foster
  • Bill & Pat Garner
  • Jennifer Garner
  • Jerry Ann Gieseke
  • Rebecca Gillispie
  • Tamerra Gilmore
  • Joseph R. & Kathleen H. Goodwin (in memory of Honorable Stephen P. Goodwin)
  • Victor & Judith A. Grigoraci
  • Larry & Sandra Groce
  • C. Carr Grubb, Jr.
  • Sam Haddad & Betty S. Ireland (in honor of Phyllis Sadd)
  • Catherine L. Halloran
  • Priscilla M. Haden (in honor of Sallie Daugherty)
  • In honor of Ted Brightwell
  • In honor of Trip Hamilton & In Memory of Lawson W. Hamilton, Jr.
  • Betty Agsten Hamilton
  • Richard O. Hartman
  • Richard H. Hess
  • Blair & Bob Howell
  • Eric, Sherri, Sarah and Stephanie Hudnall
  • In honor of Louis Husson's Birthday
  • Scott Jarrell & Dusty Foster
  • Patricia A. Jarvis
  • Lee & Kim Javins
  • Kathryn J. Kay
  • Art & Virginia King
  • Paul & Darla Kuryla
  • Lewis Glasser Casey & Rollins, PLLC
  • Sally M. Love
  • Terri & Patterson Lyles
  • Ed & Susan Maier
  • Maier Foundation, Inc.
  • Kathy Mattea Benefit Concert
  • John Marshall (in memory of Toney & Irene Marshall)
  • Stefan Maxwell
  • Beth McDaniel
  • Sallie F. McClaugherty
  • Kathy & Frank McCullough
  • Britt & Judy McJunkin
  • Callen McJunkin
  • Shirley McKown
  • Rick Meadows & Mark Hummel
  • Ellen Mohler (in memory of Wm. E. Mohler)
  • Linda Mosher
  • In memory of Tom Murphy
  • John & Marie Nesius
  • Jean E. O'Connor
  • The Olive Tree Cafe and Catering
  • Robert Palmer
  • Tom & Nina Denton Pasinetti
  • S. Paul and Jeanmarie Passafiume
  • Sharon Paterno
  • Carolyn Perrine
  • Eric & Tamara Perry
  • Nina R. Peyton (in honor of Ted Brightwell)
  • Michael & Myrna Pilato
  • Angela M. Price
  • Joe & Cathy Rice
  • Charles & Alice Riecks
  • Joe & Shirley Romagnoli
  • The Rubin Family
  • The Sadd Family
  • Richard & Marion Sinclair (in honor of Dan Foster)
  • The Slotnick Family
  • Millie Snyder
  • Debbie Spradling
  • Troy & Charlotte Stallard
  • Karla H. Stull (in memory of J.C. Henson)
  • Natalie Tennant & Eric Wells
  • Laura & Robert Thaw and Family
  • Judy Tuckwiller
  • Cameron Vance & Austin Thomas
  • Cecil I. Walker Foundation
  • Anne & Donald Wandling
  • Dawn Warfield
  • Rod & Susan Watkins
  • Bernie & Cecilia Wehrle
  • Liz & Louis Weisberg
  • Barbara F. Whitaker (in memory of Annette R. Ferrell)
  • The White Family Foundation
  • Tim Whitener
  • John & Karen Williams
  • David Yaussy & Rebecca McPhail (in memory of LaDonna Yaussy)
  • John & Dudley Ziebold

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