Clayton Wealth Partners’ Founders Honored for Their Philanthropic Leadership


Randy and Debra Clayton have received the Philanthropic Leadership Award.

TOPEKA, Kansas—January 20, 2022—Clayton Wealth Partners announced today that its founders, Randy and Debra Clayton, have been recognized for philanthropic leadership in the community.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Topeka Chapter presented the Philanthropic Leadership Award to the firm founders at its National Philanthropy Day awards presentation on December 13 in Topeka.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals is a nonprofit organization striving to “stimulate a world of generosity and positive social good through fundraising best practice, according to its vision statement. It helps achieve this through professional education, networking, research, and advocacy.

The Topeka Chapter on Philanthropy annually presents the Philanthropic Leadership Award to residents of Northeast and Central Kansas who have made a direct philanthropic impact in the community, support innovative approaches to solving problems, and encourage others to take leadership roles in the community.

“We were thrilled and honored to receive this award,” said Debra Clayton, CFP®. “Randy and I have always believed in doing our part to build a thriving community. We were humbled to have those efforts celebrated.”

The Claytons have striven to live their ethics both professionally and personally. They founded Clayton Wealth Partners in 1984 at a time when fiduciary, fee-only wealth management was uncommon.

The couple has adopted the same ethical concern for doing the right thing in their personal lives. Debra’s activities have included serving as a board member for the Topeka Symphony League, Jayhawk Area Council of Boy Scouts, Stormont-Vail Health Care, and United Way Community Impact Committee.

Randy has served as a trustee, director, and investment committee member for the Washburn University Foundation; treasurer, First Christian Church of Topeka; board president, Topeka Symphony Endowment; and secretary, Topeka Public Building Commission. In addition, Randy currently serves as board Chair-elect for The Pension Fund, a nearly $4 billion national pension plan that serves thousands of ministers, nonprofit universities, and beneficiaries across the country.

About Clayton Wealth Partners

Clayton Wealth Partners is one of the oldest fee-only financial planning and investment management firms in northeast Kansas. With offices in Topeka and Lawrence, it provides fiduciary advice to help individuals and families manage their wealth throughout all stages of life, as well as to institutions such as endowments, foundations, and for-profit organizations. Visit the firm’s website at

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