KCTS 9 Leadership Circle Giving

It’s hard to imagine not having access to local and national programming that enriches our lives — programs like Sesame Street, FRONTLINE, Rick Steves’ travelogues, Ken Burns’ documentaries, and Masterpiece. Fortunately, we don’t have to. By investing in KCTS 9, you’re joining a group of leaders who believe that news should be unbiased and factual, and entertainment should be historically accurate and not over-dramatized.

As technology and media continue to evolve, now more than ever we rely on you to embrace public media. KCTS 9 will continue to be your local public television station, showcasing your PBS favorites. In addition, we are expanding our local content and broadening our audience to all generations by making those stories available on TV as well as on the web, via all devices.

Leadership Circle members help KCTS 9 and Crosscut strengthen its impact on air, online, and in the community. Your investment ensures free public access to trustworthy local journalism and lively events that increase civic engagement. We are grateful for your support and hope you will enjoy the benefits of being a major investor in public media.

Giving Level Benefits


  • Subscription to KCTS 9’s monthly Viewer Guide
  • Access to KCTS 9 Passport
  • Recognition of your gift in the Cascade Public Media Annual Report
  • Periodic insider updates and insights about upcoming features
  • Presale ticket access to community events and screenings
  • Invitations to exclusive member-only events, studio & newsroom tours, and receptions with public television personalities


All the Editor's Circle benefits, plus:

  • Name included along with other supporters in on-air acknowledgements throughout the year
  • Invitation to coffee with the Cascade Public Media Executive Editor and President/CEO
  • Two complimentary tickets to the Crosscut Festival*


All Producer's Circle benefits, plus:

  • Invitation to annual President’s Circle cocktail party with Cascade Public Media’s President/CEO


All President's Circle benefits, plus:

  • Exclusive on-air acknowledgment scheduled at mutually-selected times throughout the year


All Chairman's Circle benefits, plus:

  • Custom-produced personal testimonial spot that demonstrates your passion and commitment to public media. It will air during mutually-agreed upon times throughout the year and will be featured on KCTS 9 and Crosscut’s websites.

*IRS regulations prohibit benefits for people making tax-free gifts from an IRA or grants from Donor Advised Funds

    Major Gifts Contacts

    For questions regarding KCTS 9’s Leadership Circle benefits, and the impact your gift can make, please contact:
    Kerry O’Keefe Vice President of Philanthropy

    Kerry O’Keefe
    Vice President of Philanthropy

    Ben Derby, Director of Major Gifts

    Ben Derby
    Director of Major Gifts

    Sharon Barto Gouran portrait

    Sharon Barto Gouran
    Senior Major Gift Officer

    Kat Wozniak portrait

    Kat Wozniak
    Major Gift Officer

    Gloria Antonio portrait

    Gloria Antonio
    Donor Stewardship Officer

    Contact and Tax Information


    KCTS 9
    401 Mercer Street
    Seattle, WA 98109

    Tax Information

    EIN 91-1221895