Support the Center

We Rely On Your Help

We rely on donors and grants to fund the educational and research programs at the Claytor Nature Study Center. In addition to maintenance and improvement of existing facilities, future projects at the Center include building an eco-lodge for students and a residence for visiting scholars.

Please consider a contribution to Lynchburg College and to the Claytor Nature Study Center. For more information, please contact our Development Office at 434.544.8665.

Through your generous gift you will become an active and important partner in the pursuit of our mission to conserve our environmental resources and to educate young people about the natural world and their interactions within our shared environment.

Past Gifts

For Programs

We've received grants from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund ($153,910), the Virginia Environmental Endowment (VEE) ($11,230), and the Environmental Protection Agency ($75,000).

These grants have helped us launch comprehensive environmental education and research programs at the Claytor Nature Study Center designed to serve our College, K-12 students and teachers, and the local community.

Frank B. Gibb III, a 1968 Lynchburg College graduate and Richmond resident, established a $50,000 endowment fund to support environmental education programs at the Claytor Nature Study Center.

For Facilities

Construction of the A. Boyd Claytor III Education & Research Facility was made possible by a series of generous grants and gifts from a variety of foundations, corporations, trustees, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of Lynchburg College.

At the forefront, the George I. Alden Trust awarded the College an $80,000 challenge grant that helped lay the foundation for a successful campaign that raised more than $625,000 for the new building.