Henry Clay Society

Portrait of Henry Clay by Matthew Jouett

Portrait of Henry Clay by Matthew Jouett

The Henry Clay Society is a special gift recognition society which honors the individuals and corporations who have demonstrated a commitment to the Henry Clay Foundation. The leadership provided by the Henry Clay Society sets an example for others

who support the Ashland estate. That leadership and support are increasingly important as the Henry Clay Memorial Foundation moves to meet the challenges of preserving Ashland for future generations. With the continuing support of the Henry Clay Society, Ashland will maintain its historical and educational significance and be preserved as a National Historic Landmark.

The tangible benefits of membership to the individual are a permanent brass plate to be placed on a memorial wall at Ashland and an invitation to an annual formal dinner to honor the recipient of the Henry Clay Award. This award is presented to an exemplary and significant individual who manifests the qualities for which Henry Clay was most noted. Other benefits include unlimited free tours for donors and family, a newsletter and notification of all special events, and a discount at the Museum Store.

Membership Levels
$5,000    Member
$10,000  Trustee
$25,000 Founding Trustee

For more information on joining the Henry Clay Society please contact James M. Clark at 859-266-8581 x201 or jclark@henryclay.org .

Past Medallion Recipients:


Congressman Hal Rogers


Dr. T. Pearse Lyons

Itzhak Perlman

Speakers of the House John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, Dennis Hastert, Jim Wright, Newt Gingrich

Previous Recipients:

Dr. Thomas D. Clark
Mr. W.T. Young
Speaker of the House Thomas D. Foley
Senator Trent Lott
Justice Sandra Day O’Connor
Gov. Edward T. Breathitt
Ambassador William S. Farish
Mrs. Lucille Caudill Little
Gov. Wendell Ford
Mr. Ted Turner
Senator Mitch McConnell & Secretary Elaine Chao (joint award)
Mr. Hilary J.Boone
Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein
Senators Edward M. Kennedy and Nancy Kassebaum-Baker


Please support the preservation of Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate by remembering the Henry Clay Memorial Foundation in your estate planning.

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