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Leadership Circle Donor Testimonials

Evelyn and Martin Babare

“The fact that we have public television in our area is extremely important to me,” says KCTS 9 supporter Evelyn Babare. “When I grew up in this area, my little sister would watch Sesame Street and Mister Rogers daily. My mother and I would watch MASTERPIECE Theatre together. Watching KCTS 9 became a family event. This continued on while we raised our children and continues with my husband and myself.”

Evelyn and her husband Martin are generous supporters of PBS. Their family has grown up with KCTS 9. “Our children also loved the children’s programming on PBS,” says Evelyn. “They loved all the shows … especially Bill Nye the Science Guy. They loved that the focus was on making science fun and interesting.” Martin values Nightly Business Report, This Old House, FRONTLINE and PBS NewsHour. He says that public television inspires him “to travel places, learn about the world we live in and how to protect it.”

Anne Repass

Anne says that public television is her way of staying in touch with the world of human affairs and great storytelling. “I love the great British dramas, the even-handed news commentary and the fine children’s programming,” she says. “I laugh and cry when I watch programs on PBS.” Anne watches programs on KCTS 9 to learn something new and to better understand the human condition: “I watch NOVA to learn more about the scientific world and watch British dramas such as Downton Abbey, Foyle’s War and Doc Martin to understand the human condition.”

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

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