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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, EarthFix, 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 donors help KCTS 9 strengthen its impact on air, online and in the community. Your investment ensures free public access to meaningful programming and diverse viewpoints. We are grateful for your support and hope you will enjoy the benefits of being a major investor in public television.

Become a Leadership Circle Donor 

Giving Level Benefits

DIRECTOR'S CIRCLE: $1,200 to $2,499

  • Receive invitations to exclusive KCTS 9 events, in-studio tours, Ask the Governor and other live broadcasts, screenings and receptions with public television personalities
  • Complimentary tickets to community events and productions
  • Subscription to KCTS 9’s monthly Viewer Guide
  • KCTS 9 license plate frame
  • Recognition of your gift in the KCTS 9 Annual Report

PRODUCER'S CIRCLE: $2,500 to $4,999

All the Director's Circle benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to all KCTS 9 Salon Series events
  • Opportunities to invite an additional guest to Leadership Circle events

PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE: $5,000 to $9,999

All Producer's Circle benefits, plus:

  • Receive an invitation to annual President’s Circle cocktail party with Cascade Public Media President and CEO Rob Dunlop

CHAIRMAN'S CIRCLE: $10,000 and $24,999

All President's Circle benefits, plus:

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

SPONSOR'S CIRCLE: $25,000 and $49,999

All Chairman's Circle benefits, plus:

  • Additional on-air acknowledgments during mutually-selected times throughout the year

INVESTOR'S CIRCLE: $50,000 and $99,999

All Sponsor’s Circle benefits, plus:

  • KCTS 9 will produce and air your personal testimonial spot that identifies you and your passion for public television. The spot will air during mutually agreed-upon times throughout the year and will be featured on KCTS 9’s website. You may also honor or pay tribute to a loved one.

Become a Leadership Circle Donor 


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

Ben Derby
Director of Major Gifts

Sherry Larsen-Holmes
Planned Giving Officer
206-443-6730 |

Sharon Barto Gouran
Major Gift Officer
206-443-5453 |

Austin Kellogg
Major Gift Officer
206-443-6778 |

If you are ready to become a Leadership Circle Donor, you can donate now.

Contact and Tax Information

401 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109

Tax Information
EIN 91-1221895