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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:

  • 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:

  • On-air acknowledgment during mutually-selected times throughout the year


All Chairman's Circle benefits, plus:

  • Personal testimonial spot that identifies you and your passion for public media to air during mutually-agreed upon times throughout the year and will be featured on KCTS 9 and Crosscut’s websites.

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

Sherry Larsen-Holmes, Planned Giving Officer

Sherry Larsen-Holmes
Planned Giving Officer

Sharon Barto Gouran, Major Gift Officer

Sharon Barto Gouran
Major Gift Officer

Contact and Tax Information


401 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109

Tax Information

EIN 91-1221895


New shows from down under

Stream our collection of Australian shows: 8MMM, Back Roads, Catalyst, Foreign Correspondent and Redfern Now exclusively on KCTS 9 Passport.