A message from Rob Dunlop, President and CEO


Your generous support of Cascade Public Media made a real difference in our community this year.

The Boys of ’36

This American Experience documentary has a strong connection with our region, featuring the story of the University of Washington rowing team that captured gold in the 1936 Olympic Games in Nazi Germany. In addition to hosting community screenings, panel discussions, and other special events, KCTS 9 produced several related stories, digging deeper into the history of the team and its enduring legacy.

Election coverage

Election Coverage

KCTS 9 and Crosscut worked together to provide thoughtful, unbiased, in-depth coverage to our region during the 2016 elections. Our goal was to share information to help our community members make informed decisions about the candidates and issues at the local, regional, state and national levels.

Foster Care: A System in Crisis

This special multimedia production was developed in partnership by KCTS 9, Crosscut, InvestigateWest and independent documentary producer Bryan Tucker. The series helped focus public attention on some of the chronic issues affecting foster youth, foster parents and foster care agencies in Washington State.

The Mister Rogers Sweater Drive and “Be My Neighbor” Day

Young fans of our popular series Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood—more than 975 of them!—came to the KCTS 9 studios to meet their favorite PBS character and donate a sweater, contributing to the 11,000 pounds of clothing we collected during the drive. This kick-off event was a wonderful opportunity for children to develop empathy, practice sharing, and have some fun, too.

Border & Heritage

This KCTS 9 digital series explores immigrant and refugee experiences in the Pacific Northwest. This year, we featured stories about Japanese-American families that were interned during World War II; Latino residents who are breaking barriers in the arts; and local Muslim families coping with the recent wave of hostility toward their faith and culture.


KCTS 9 and Crosscut joined forces with 19 other media organizations and nonprofits for a special day focused on finding solutions to Seattle’s homelessness problem. In addition to producing our own stories, we used social media and the hashtag #SeaHomeless to track the action throughout the day and provide links to reporting from other Seattle-area outlets.

Battle Ready

Battle Ready, a fully interactive digital documentary about the military’s environmental legacy in the Northwest, is a truly new kind of storytelling that allows viewers to interact with the story, choose topics to explore in-depth, and move forward or backward through the media to learn more.


Emmy Awards

Northwest Regional Emmy® Awards

KCTS 9 received 29 Northwest Regional Emmy® Award nominations (including one for Overall Station Excellence), winning in six categories.


Foxie, one of “The Cle Elum Seven” chimpanzee residents of the Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest, investigates producer Aileen Imperial’s camera.

A diver shines a light on a juvenile sixgill shark. Sixgills can reach lengths of 16 feet — as long as a pickup truck and as wide as a couch.

Excellence in Journalism Awards

Crosscut and KCTS 9 received 2017 Excellence in Journalism Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists (Western Washington region) in several reporting categories:

All Female Football Team

The women of the Seattle Majestics make huge sacrifices for their sport, full-tackle football (“Seattle’s All-Female Football Team: This Isn’t the Lingerie League”).

All Female Football Team

Reporter Paul Roberts takes a look at the money – and what it’s betting on — in his award-winning story about Seattle’s high-rise apartment boom.

Additional honors

Director/producer Michael Werner’s Wildlife Detectives: Searching for the Mystery Sharks of Seattle received additional recognition, earning both regional and national Edward R. Murrow Awards in the news documentary category. The documentary also won the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival award for Best Wildlife Crime film.

The interactive documentary Battle Ready: The Military’s Environmental Legacy in the Northwest was honored as the 2017 regional Edward R. Murrow Award winner for Excellence in Innovation.



Cascade Public Media expresses sincere gratitude to the many individuals, families, businesses and organizations that invested in our organization between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.

* These donors have contributed at the Leadership Circle Level for two or more consecutive years.

Major Donors

Anonymous (1)*
Mary Tattershall - In Memory of Mark Wayne Weihanen
Robert L. and Mary Ann T. Wiley Fund*

The John C. and Karyl K. Hughes Foundation*
Microsoft Corporation*

Anonymous (1)
Nancy Alvord*
Judi Beck and Tom Alberg*
Katharyn Gerlich*
Jon and Susan Hanson*
Mike and Becky Hughes*
Michael Humphries and Judith Ralston*
Lowrance Maruo Charitable Fund*
Stephen and Paula Reynolds*
Stan and Michele Rosen
Willard Salsgiver
Jon Shirley*
Mary Snapp and Spencer Frazer*
The Ticknor Foundation*
Sally West*
Michelle Wilson and Douglas Davis*
Anonymous (3)*
The Robert and Georgia Anderson Charitable Gift Fund*
Chap and Eve Alvord*
Joe and Karyn Barer*
Carl and Renee Behnke*
Mark Boydston*
Jerry Brower*
Ward and Julayne Bushnell
Bonnie and Richard Cavell*
Don and Brenda Chapman*
Heidi Charleson*
David and Nancy Thacher*
Audrey Gangwer
Nicki and John Gates*
Anne Gittinger*
Patricia and David Giuliani*
Elizabeth Heller*
Phyllis Henigson
Lawrence and Mary Hughes*
Dennis and Kathy Hutton
Amy and Ronald Johnson
George and Gloria Kuchenbecker*
Sandra Lambert and Walter Questad*
Marie Legaz Whitley*
Phyllis Lindsey*
Stephen and Dianne Loeb*
John Longres and Jeff Graham*
Elizabeth Martin*
Sacha R. F. McLean
Dennis and Pamela Mullen*
David Niekerk and Elaina Rose*
Allan and Inger Osberg*
Priscilla and John Privat*
Bill and Delia Purdy*
Melody Robidoux and Mick Thompson*
Jeffrey and Wendy Robinson*
Pat Snow*
Louise Tolle*
US Bank Foundation*
John and Marilyn Warner*
Stephen and Shari Welch*
Laurie and Allan Wenzel*
Bryan and Christine White
Harold Wiggers*
Roz Williams*
Virginia Wright
Apex Foundation*
Chris Fraley
Anonymous (8)*
Teri Akin*
Holly Allen*
Jan Anderson*
Betty Azar and Larry Harris*
Martin and Evelyn Babare*
Jim Ballard and Laura Patton-Ballard*
Alec Brindle*
Ellen Carnwath*
Robert and Susan Chamberlain
Martin Chisholm
Martha and Johannes Dankers*
Jim Degel and Jeanne Berwick*
Dee Dickinson*
Robert and Monica Dunlop*
Jim and Sandra Eckstrom*
Donald Estberg and Wai-Ching Estberg*
Dunkle Family Charitable Fund
Raikes Foundation
Ellen Gamrath
Eileen Gilman*
Margaret Haberbush
Lucia and Jeff Hagander*
Carol Hainline and William Schulze*
Barbara Heimann
KT Johnson and Sandy Johnson*
Jill Kirshner*
Daniel LaFond*
Sue Leavitt and William Block*
Colleen Lee*
Myron and Shirley Lindberg*
David and Jean Lomet*
Tom McQuaid*
Frances and Casey Mead*
Robert and Claudia Nelson*
William and Sally Neukom
Dean and Carla Nichols*
David and Linda Pessemier*
Pete Philley and Monica Butler*
Gaye and Jim Pigott*
Mary Pigott*
Jeffrey and Patricia Raikes*
Charles and Doris Ray*
Marjorie and Edward Ringness*
Eric and Margaret Rothchild*
Elizabeth Rudolf*
Jon and Judith Runstad
Michele Sharar
Kathryn Shields*
Karen Sloss*
Douglas Smith and Stephanie Ellis-Smith
Brian and Laurel Smith*
Nepier and Joan Smith*
Cynthia Stroum*
Vijay and Sita Vashee*
Sheila Wyckoff-Dickey and Charles Dickey*
Anonymous ( 25 )*
John Aakre and Cynthia Michael*
Susan Abbott*
Evelyn Ahrens
Norman Ainslie
Denise and Renato Ajeto*
Brian and Sandy Albright*
Jon and Patricia Almquist*
Virginia Anderson*
Phoebe Andrew*
Ollie Andronyk
Jo Ann and Jack Bowman*
Patricia Atkinson*
John and Merritt Atwood*
Dorothy Ayers*
Les Baer*
Jens Bakke
Peter and Jane Barrett*
Ellen Bates
Phyllis and Paul Becker
Melvin Belding and Kate Brostoff
James Beneteau*
Stacie Benton
Carl and JoAnn Bianco
Michael and Mary Bills*
David and Sue Binns
Fraser and Deirdre Black*
John and Maralyn Blume*
Jennifer and John Bolen*
Marie Borgatta
Betty Borman and Steve Marts*
David and Barbara Boss*
Charles Bowen*
Ronald and Verleen Boyer*
Jon and Bobbe Bridge*
Ann Brown
Barbara Brown
Frederick Buckner and Jane Hoyt
Sue and Arthur Buerk
Henry and Cindy Burgess*
Patrick and Mary Callan*
Gary Campbell
Kelly Campbell
Corinne Campbell*
William Carlson and Constance Harrington*
Robin and Roger Carnes*
Cassandra Carothers*
Pat Carter
Tom and Marie Cawrse
Debra Cederbaum
Marjorie Chadsey*
James and Janet Chalupnik*
Cindy and John Charleson
Shirlee Christensen and Arvid Mostad*
Ilse Cirtautas
Scott Claeys
Paula and Bill Clapp*
Dave and Sherri Clark*
James Clark
Frank and Marilyn Clement*
Tom Clement*
Prentiss and Leora Cole*
Mary Colette Murray
Meredith Coleman and Jim Phillips*
Ann and John Collier*
Whatcom Community Foundation
Marawyn Copeland*
David Corry*
Gloria Craven*
Robert and Jane Cremin
Betsey Curran*
Lois Curtis
David Cutler and Debbie Girdler
Rita Daubenspeck
J David Heywood and Carol
Philip and Catherine Davis*
Warren and Elizabeth Davis*
Mary and Bruce Davis*
Alan and Susan Davis*
Jean DeGroot
Robert Desrosier
John and Kathleen Dewhirst*
Dennis and Deborah deYoung*
Arthur Dietrich*
Jerrold Dion*
Clover and Johnny Dixon
Michael Ducey
Vasiliki Dwyer*
Chris and Carolyn Eagan*
Susan Ehlers*
Susan Eidenschink
Ruth Ellen Elliott*
Linda and Jay Emory*
William and Susanna Epler
Kristina Erickson*
Lowell and Nancy Ericsson*
Larry and Brittni Estrada
Delores and Jerry Etter
Dale and Sharon Evans
James and Birte Falconer
Beardsley Family Foundation*
Dimmer Family Foundation*
Ellen Ferguson*
Bishop Fleet Foundation*
Meagan Foley and Neil Gray
Charles Forge*
Alyne Fortgang*
GPMCH Foundation*
Barbara and Roderick Gallagher
Wayne Garton
Genie Gengler
William Gentry*
Michael and Susan Gillespie*
Paul and Claire Grace*
Dave and Debbie Grant
Alan Graves and Marjorie Graf
Willoughby Greenwood*
Carolyn and Gerald Grinstein
Cheryl Haak and Dick Joss
Duncan Haas and Birgit Walbaum*
Beth Hacker and Mark Zimmerman
Betty Haines*
Jill and Gordon Hally*
Lenore Hanauer
Matthew and Leslie Handley
Dave and Sandy Hanower*
Nancy Hansen*
Hylton and Lawrence Hard*
Hamilton Harris*
Catherine Hayes
Kelly Hayes
Terrill and Jennifer Hendrickson
Amy Henry
Laura Hershkowitz
Fred Herzberg and Jeanne Large*
Suzanne Hittman*
William and Joyce Holt*
Mary and Kenneth Hopkins*
Kathleen Hutchins*
Betty Hyde*
Sarah Imbach*
Kathleen Jennings*
Judith Jesiolowski and David Thompson*
Spencer Johnson and Braiden Rex-Johnson
Theodore Johnson and Linda Johnson*
The Johnston Family Fund*
Fred and Suzanne Johnstone
Reed Jopling and Judy Jopling*
H. Joseph Coleman*
Norman Kaelber*
Dorrise Kalbfleisch and Martha Purrier*
Helen Karl and David Munch*
Julie Keeler and Erik Viafore*
Berit Kenin*
George and Mary Kenny*
Mary and Peter Kerr*
JZ Knight
Dennis and Linda Kovol*
Thomas Kraft*
Pamela Kraus and Austin Dahl
John Krawczyk*
Laura and John Kvasnosky*
Colleen Lamb
Robert and Betty Landau*
Lou Lanthier*
Pat and John Lantz*
Pat and Ken Lawrence*
Linda Lawson and Galen Biery
Randy Lee and Mari Hooten
Sharon Lee*
Eileen Lennon and Barrie Carter*
Leon and Janet Leonard
Janice and Tomarra LeRoy
Plumb, Level & Square Fund*
William and Janet Levy Pauli*
Tom Liebert
Dorothy Lindstrom*
Obrzut Ling Foundation*
Mike and Midge Litke*
Edmund Littlefield
Jamie Loonam
Lois Lundee
Terry Lundeen*
Bill and Holly Marklyn
Marcia Mason*
Maureen and Keith Mayo
Pamela McCabe*
Ed and Susan McGuire*
Scott and Shelley McIntyre*
Yazmin Mehdi and Liam Lavery*
The Memton Fund Inc.*
Charles and Carol Sue Michel
Stephan and Kim Miller*
Kim Miller
Margaret Mills
Anne Mize*
Barbara Morgridge*
Bill and Judy Moritz*
Susan Morrisson and David Williams
George and Pauline Mulligan*
Doug Murdock and Beth Rappaport*
Janet Murphy*
John and Nadine Murray*
Paula Nemzek*
Patricia and Eugene Neuberger*
Don and Melissa Nielsen*
Jerry and Faye Niiyama*
Douglas and Nancy Norberg*
Susan Norton
Mae and Larry Numata*
James and Katherine Olson*
Daniel and Diane O'Neal
Lynn Ostenson*
Nancy Pallesen
Mary Pat and John Osterhaus*
Sarah Patterson and Chuck Kinsey
Renee and Marc Paulsen
Carl and Jeannette Pergam*
Alec Peterson and Greta Hardin
Ellen and Mike Peterson*
Randal and Donna Peterson*
Ursula Pfeffer*
Cynthia and Mark Piennett
Sandy Pitler and Constance Parsons*
Susan and Bill Potts*
Robert Pretlow*
David and Lindsay Price*
Chris Pysden
Dana and Nancy Quitslund
Lemoine and Foster Radford*
Suri Raman and Mala Raman*
Manson Red Apple*
Elaine Redelfs
Catherine Reed*
Steve Rees and Joyce Winge*
David and Michelle Reid*
Bob Rhodehamel and Dana Snyder
Jim and Ardell Riddick*
Madge Rieke*
Richard and Bonnie Robbins*
Irene Robbins
Thomas and Carolyn Roe*
Frances Rondestvedt*
James and Susan Rooney
Ellie Roser and John Roser*
John and Nancy Rossmeissl*
Mabel Rosvold*
Tom and Anna Rudd
Stan and Sharon Rust*
Robert Rutledge*
Frances Ryba
Rob and Joan Sample*
Paul and Terri Schaake*
Jane Schaller*
Leonard and Patricia Schroeter*
Bill Schultz
Rebecca Scott
Barbara Seeburger*
Mary Sheehan*
David Sheldon
Alan and Sue Sherbrooke*
Karen Shoaf-Mitchell and Bob Mitchell*
Linda and Alan Shue*
Gerald and Lavonne Shultz*
Sally Sieber
John Simmons*
Mary and James Sletten*
Rebecca Smead
Marcia and Lance Sommer*
Ina Spady*
Ray and Lael Spencer
Sea Springs Co.
Philip and Margaret Stalcup*
Margaret Stanley
Mary Stevens and John Akin*
Richard and Huguette Stewart
John and Florence Stewart*
Dorothy Stimpson*
John Stratton and Carolyn Webster-Stratton
Michelle Straus*
Katie and Robert Strong*
Roger Swann*
Stephen Tan*
Edward and Gretchen Taylor
Donna and Bruce Templin*
Janice Tessin-Thuline*
Laurie and Bernie Thompson
Patricia Thrall*
William and Linda Toskey
Elizabeth Treadgold*
John and Anne Trench*
Thomas Turner*
Joyce and David Veterane*
Barbara and John Vynne*
Cheryl and Jerry Waldbaum*
Katherine and Thomas Walker
Maggie Walker*
David Walsh and Todd Stryker*
Charlotte Weaver
John and Lynne Weidman*
Nancy Weintraub*
George and Marie Weis*
Blair and Katharine Westlake*
Bill Whittemore
Michele Wilbur*
John and Diane Wilkinson*
Gene Willett
Tom and Carol Williams*
Delight Willing
Susan Woolf - In honor of Cath Carine and Anne Woolf
Nancy and Jerry Worsham
John Wright*
Ann Wyckoff*
Rhonda Younker
Klaus and Marcia Zech*
Janet Zinn*
Chris and Joyce Zobel*

The Calgary Foundation for the Reichwald Family Foundation
The Vancouver Foundation

The Christopher Foundation
Robert Little

Shirley J. Nicholson
Marlene MacKenzie and Alexander John MacKenzie
Frank and Ravannah Schrack

Lawrence Birckhead
Jane Bryans
Deirdre Campbell
John Carpenter
Maurice Copithorne and Tama Copithorne
Thomas Croil
Mark Cullen
Heather Farrar
Denys Ford and Marguerite Ford
Michael Freeman and Dana Freeman
Anthony Gage
George Grills
Gordon Hayward
Peter Hunter
Peter Leggat and Teresa Leggat
Kenneth McArthur and Sheila McArthur
Irene McLennan
NWM Private Giving Foundation
Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Judith Phillips
Geoff Plant
Donald Pooley and Kathleen Pooley
Cory Pride
Dawn Rehkatsch and Axel Rehkatsch
Joan Robertson
Catherine Ryan
Gregory Ryan
Wes Schreiber
Richard Stewart and Huguette Stewart
Beverley Tamboline
Jean Teague
Telus Community Affairs
Victoria Foundation
Denis Walker
Phyllis Watson
Glenn Wong
David and Leigh Bangs
Tom Bayley
Carol and Ned Backus
Bradley and Sally Bagshaw
Connie and Steve Ballmer
John and Shari Behnke
Judi Beck and Tom Alberg
Teresa Bledsoe
Jon and Bobbe Bridge
Alec Brindle
Gene Carlson and Mimi Thompson
Frank and Dee Dee Catalano
Betsey Cotter and Ken Tarleton
David and Jane Davis
Maryel Duzan
Ann Goos and David Thorud
Frank Greer and Stephanie Solien
Liz Hilton
Mike and Becky Hughes
Michael Humphries and Judy Ralston
Marguerite and Mort Kondracke
Martha Kongsgaard and Peter Goldman
Janet Levinger and William Poole
Stephen and Dianne Loeb
Lisa Mennet
Sharon Nelson
William and Sally Neukom
Steve and Lynn Olson
Judy Pigott
Mary Pugh
Marjorie and Edward Ringness
John Ryan and Jody Foster
Michael and Cari Schutzler
Gregory Shaw and Anna Mastroianni
Ron and Eva Sher
Kathryn Shields
Chuck Sitkin
Douglas Smith and Stephanie Ellis-Smith
Elaine Spencer
Jonathan Sposato
Lawrence True and Linda Brown Foundation
Stephen and Shari Welch
Michelle Wilson and Douglas Davis
Korynne and Jeff Wright

Legacy Gifts

Anonymous (3)
Estate of Robert Aldridge
Estate of Roger Bishop
Estate of Muriel Bressler
Estate of Patricia Clark
Estate of Carol L. Cotton
Estate of Selma Danz
Estate of Gertrude Erickson
Estate of Barbara Erling
Estate of Henry Govert
Estate of Christine Hemmerling
Estate of Richard Hirsch
Estate of Hazel Horowitz
Estate of Beverly Nylund Huchala
Estate of Irene Hughes
Estate of Siegfried Kohl
Estate of Elizabeth Lawrence
Estate of Lynne Amanda Leiser
Estate of Patricia Mary Livingstone
Estate of Dennis Loader
Estate of Elaine Marans
Estate of Edith Mary Marr
Estate of Irma Mathisen
Estate of Betty McCurdy
Estate of Frederick Lewis Mundy
Estate of Gary Paulin
Estate of John Pursell
Estate of Larry Rand
Estate of Peggy Ann Ritchey
Estate of Karen Rosenberger
Estate of Brian Sharpe
Estate of Clifford Sinden
Estate of Ann Sayvetz
Estate of Larry Smith
Estate of Wanda Sullivan
Estate of William Waring
Estate of Judith P. Yeakel
Anonymous (101)
Kathryn Alexandra
Missy Anderson
Florence and Peter Ariessohn
Robert and Clodagh Ash
Kimberley Atchley
Gary and Valerie Axford
Julie Balinski
Jane E. Ballard
Susan M Beardsley
Elaine Beck-Bruns
Boyd and Sharon Benson
Richard C. Berner
Donald and Sharon Bidwell Living Trust
Gregory W. Bowman
David Brady-Campbell
Mary Branom & Family in Memory of Audrey Schatz
Susan K. Brekke
Ann Burgund
Lynn K. Bursten, PhD.
Sally Cahill Brookbank
Steve and Georgene Camp
Jeanne W. Carlson
Richard and Cassandra Carothers
Barbara Haar
Susan Chatlos-Susor and Thomas Susor
Robert M. and Jeanne B. Clark
Mike and Lisa Cochrane
Christine A. Cook
Sandra Cook
Cris Craig and Brian Steely
Henry and Suzanne Cram
Carol T. Crickman
Phyllis Crooks
Hans and Martha Dankers
Richard N. Davies
Dorothy Deland
Dee Dickinson
Meredith Easton Brown and Matthew Brown
Wally Eckberg
Sara Elward
Jay and Linda Emory
Terry Engles
Lyne B. Spoerl
Thomas M. and Jane E. Fadden
Cheryl Fear
David N. Feist
Bruce and Gerri Ferguson
Scott and Rosann Ferris
Jan Fluter
Janice Freeman
Gretchen Galer
Veronica and John Gates
Inger and Ulf Goranson
Leslie Grace
Janet Gratzer
Pamela Gross
Sarah Guenther
Hanne Gwilym
Laurence Hahn
Margery M. Wilder
Gail Hebrank
Andrea Jean Helman
Haruko Hiranaka
Marilyn J. Hoekstra
Beverly Nylund Huchala
Connie E. Hughes
Albert and Mary Lou Hurst
Darlene J. Ihrig
Martha Isham
Carol Sue Ivory-Carline
Jessie G. Johanson
Mary E. Johanson
Amy Johnson
Frederick Johnson
Susan E. Johnson
Floyd Jones
Reed and Judy Jopling
Maureen Kelly
Mary Kirk
Jan Knutson and Edward W. Hutchinson
Ronald and Mary Kowalski
Babbette Kunkle
Consuelo Larrabee
Marie Legaz Whitley and Michael P. Whitley
Anita Legsdin
Mike and Janet Leighton
Dr. Robert K. Leik and Sheila A. Leik
Louise Lewis
Cheryl L. Lotz
Wendell and Barbara Loveless
Winifred Lowell
Richard C. and Meredith Machin
Ruth Maloney
Betty Mann
Fred and Marilyn McElroy
Michael and Rebecca McGoodwin
Elizabeth J Miller
Kirk Miller and Jacque Ellis
Mildred Miller
Ronald E. Miller and Murl G. Baker
William (Bill) and Marjorie Mohler
Mary E. Montgomery
Geoffrey Crooks and Elizabeth Morrison
Keith and Roberta Myers
Richard Nau
Jane E. Neubauer
Shirley R. Nicholls and William G. Smith
Shirley Nicholson
Elaine Nonneman
Robert A. Nummerdor
Kerry P. O'Keefe
Jan O'Leary
Gordon Olson
Joan Ostendorff
Lynn Ostenson M.D.
Karen Lorene and Donald R. Bell
Susan E. Pain
Jean Patterson
Gary Peele
Elizabeth Perera
Karen M. Peterson
Sandra J. Peterson
Sarah B. Phillips
Ed Pierson
Barry Preis
William and Delia Purdy
Walter Questad and Sandra Lambert
Beverly M. Rasmussen
Angie Rawson
Eddie and Beverly G. Reed
Anne Repass
Braiden Rex-Johnson & Spencer Johnson
Kelly Riley in memory of my sons William and James
Arleigh Rolind
Christine Sydneysmith
Mike Schaefer
Peggy L. Schafran
J. R. Schneider
Christopher Myers and Judith Schoenecker
Carolina Selby and Robert Selby
Phil Sensabaugh and Nancy Vittor
Patricia Shapiro
R. Leo Shipley
Karen Shoaf-Mitchell
Patricia Morgan Smith
Leslie Snapp
Jan Sprague
William Sproule
Donna Stafford
Thomas Neal and Nanette Brodigan Sullins
Michael Sullivan
William Swain
Elizabeth Swan
Sharon Swift
Christina Tai
Yvonne Tate
Joan Tenenbaum
Judy Thomas
Lisa Thomas
Gayle and Jack Thompson
Linda Thorson
Dan and Alison Timidaiski
Brian Torgerson
Sharon S. Victor
Lois Waara
Jody Waits
Miriam Warner
Robert Wetherholt
Ada Lou Wheeler
Dr Mark Wheeler and Dr Cynthia Johnson
John Whiteaker
Kathy Whitten and John Hutsell
Carol Wilde
Eileen Williams
Douglas and Dianne Wills
Sharon E. Wineholt
Alcena and John Woods
Gary and Sandra Worthington
Diane Zager
Darlene Zandell
Judith Zemcuznikov
Sylvia Zonoff
Orell and Judy Russi
Olga Ruys
Kathleen D. Ryan
James Salomon
Anonymous (2)
Thelma Creighton
Mary Davison
Doris and Peter de Liefde
Mark and Diana Gillis
Winifred Mary Hatcher
Jo Heron in memory of Joan and Jim Heron
Anne and Alan Schultz
Elisabeth Scotson
Satasha Shannte
Gary and Colleen Thielmann
David F. Watling
Joanne Wood and Lawrence Wood
Patricia Woroch

Corporate Sponsors

5th Avenue Theater
AAA Washington
Alana Estate Jewelry
Alaska Air
Alki Tours
Anacortes Arts Festival
Art of the Smiles
Association of Washington Business
Bainbridge Island Art Museum
Bedrooms & More
Broadway Across America
Child Care Aware
Chris Kimball Live
Sundown M Ranch
Team Watkins
Thompson Audiology
Clipper Vacations
Edmonds Performing Arts Center
Fischer Plumbing
Gates Foundation
Hands Children's Museum
Horizon House
Hurtigruten Cruise Lines
Johnson & Johnson Law
King and I
University of Washington
UW Medicine
Victoria Tourism
King County Library Systems
Lane Powell
Mills Ent-John Cleese
National Public Media
NW Harvest
NW Railway Museum
Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Odd Squad Live
Overlake School
Pacific Northwest University
Pacific Science Center
PNW Ballet
Premera Blue Cross
Wesley Homes
Woodland Park Zoo
Top Ten Toys Plus
WA Health Care Authority
Puyallup Antique District
Schack Arts Center
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Seattle Channel
Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union
Seattle Opera
Seattle Repertory Theater
Seattle Symphony
Seattle U 125th Anniversary
Soaring Heart Natural Beds
Solid Ground
Sound Credit Union
Sound Transit

Matching Combined Giving

Adobe Systems Inc.
Aetna Foundation
Alaska Airlines / Horizon Air
Altria Group Inc
Anchor QEA
Apple Matching Gifts
Aviation Supplies and Academics Inc.
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund
Bank of America Employee Giving
Battelle Always Giving
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Boeing Co. Matching Gift Program
BP Foundation
Bright Funds Foundation
Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation
CA Technologies
Carillon Properties
Cambia Health Foundation
Caterpillar Foundation
Chevron Matching Employee Funds
Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Foundation
Costco Wholesale
Dell Employee Giving
Eaton Charitable Fund
Eileen Fisher Matching Gifts Program
Eli Lilly & Company Fdn
Expedia Inc
ExxonMobil Foundation
F5 Networks
FM Global
Gates Archive, LLC
GE Foundation
General Mills Foundation
General Reinsurance Corp.
Getty Images Seattle Inc
Google Inc
Harsch Investments
Hewlett-Packard Company
Honeywell International Charity Matching
IBM Corporation
Illinois Tool Works Fdn
Intel Corporation
Johnson & Johnson
KeyBank Foundation
Lease Crutcher Lewis
Lucky Seven Foundation
Merck Company Foundation
Microsoft Corporation
Milgard Manufacturing Inc
Millennium Co.
Network For Good
Nintendo of America
Nordstrom Charitable Giving
Novartis Charitiable Giving
Oracle Corp
Pfizer Foundation
Piper Jaffray Inc
Pitney Bowes Employee Involvement Fund
Progressive Insurance Foundation
Prudential Foundation
Puget Sound Energy Foundation
Quaker Hill Foundation, Inc.
Raikes Foundation
SAP Software Solutions
Satori Software
Shell Oil Company Foundation
Starbucks Matching Gifts Program
Symetra Gives
Tableau Foundation
Tarragon LLC
TELUS Community Affairs
The Williams Foundation
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
T-Mobile USA Inc.
UnitedHealth Group
Valet Mobile LLC
Verizon Foundation
VISA Givingstation
VMWare Foundation
Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign
William H Gates lll Carillon Point Account
Wyndham Worldwide
RealNetworks Foundation
Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door
Russell Investments
SalesForce Foundation
Saltchuk Resources Inc
Tootsie Roll Industries
Truist Global Financial Services
Union Bank
United Technologies

Trust & Workplace Giving

Advisors Charitable Gift Fund
Amazon Smile Foundation
American Endowment Foundation
American Foundation For Charitable Support Inc
American Gift Fund
Anchor QEA
Bagley and Virginia Wright Foundation
Bainbridge Community Foundation
Battelle Always Giving
Beardsley Family Foundation
Benevity Social Ventures Inc
Bishop Fleet Foundation
Blue Mountain Community Foundation
Bob and Eileen Gilman Family Foundation
Bright Funds Foundation
Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation
Brown Family Private Foundation
Calvert Foundation
Casey Family Programs
Central Okanagan Foundation
Charles Schwab
Children Count Foundation
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Foundation
City of Seattle
Community Foundation for Southern Arizona
Community Foundation of Greater Memphis
Community Foundation of North Central Washington
Dimmer Family Foundation
Donor Trust Inc.
Eaton Charitable Fund
Ehrlich-Donnan Foundation
Employee Community Fund of Boeing
Eucalyptus Accociates
Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Give With Liberty
Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund
GPMCH Foundation
Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
Horizon House
Impact Assets
Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle
Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation
Juniper Foundation
Kaelber Private Foundation
King County Employee Giving Program
KPMG Community Giving Campaign
Kroger Stores
Lochland Foundation
Lowrance Maruo Charitable Fund
Lucky Seven Foundation
Manson Red Apple
Martin Family Foundation
Mennonite Foundation of Canada
Milton and Miriam Waldbaum Family Foundation
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Global Impact Funding Trust Inc
National Christian Foundation
National Philanthropic Trust
Network For Good
Northern Trust Bank
Northern Trust Charitable Giving Program
Novartis Charitiable Giving
NWM Private Giving Foundation
Obrzut Ling Foundation
Orcas Island Community Foundation
Paypal Giving Fund
Pledgeling Foundation
Pride Foundation
Raikes Foundation
Raman Family Foundation
Raven Foundation
The Ticknor Foundation
The Ticknor Foundation
The US Charitable Gift Trust
The Williams Foundation
Tinyblue Foundation
Raymond James Global Acct
Renaissance Charitable Foundation Inc
Robert E. Boydston & Adele M. Boydston Foundation
Runstad Foundation
San Juan Island Community Foundation
Schwab Charitable Fund
Sea Springs Co.
State of Washington Combined Fund Drive
Swigert-Warren Foundation
T. Rowe Price
Tableau Foundation
TELUS Community Affairs
The Al & Georgia Meier Foundation
United Way of Greater Toronto
United Way of King County
United Way of Snohomish
Vancouver Film Studios
The Berwick Degel Family Foundation
The Block Leavitt Foundation
The Bungie Foundation
The Calgary Foundation
The Christopher Foundation
The David and Patricia Giuliani Family Foundation
The Dr. Lloyd & Kay Chapman Charitable Foundation
The George & Dorothy Babare Family Foundation
The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
The John Akin and Mary Stevens Family Fund
Vancouver Foundation/The
Vanguard Charitable
Victoria Foundation
VISA Givingstation
The John C. and Karyl K. Hughes Foundation
The Leighty Foundation
The Loeb Family Charitable Foundations
The Memton Fund Inc.
The Mennonite Foundation
The Norberg Family Foundation
The Norcliffe Foundation
The Paul M. Anderson Foundation Charitable Fund
The Robert and Georgia Anderson Charitable Gift Fund
The Royal Little Family Foundation
The Seattle Foundation
The Stroum Family Foudation
Washington Women's Foundation
Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign
Whatcom Community Foundation
Wheeler Family Foundation
Yakima Valley Community Foundation

Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this list. If your listing is incorrect, please accept our apologies and call us at 206-443-6768 so that we may correct it for future lists.


Operating Income

     Individual Donations - $12,725,282
     Corporate Support - $3,422,134
     Foundation & Other Non-Profit - $1,951,920
     Federal & CPB Community Service Grant - $1,791,259
     Other Income - $1,462,103
     Local & State Government - $214,761

Total: $21,567,459

Operating Functional Expenses

     Program Services - $10,146,218
     Development, Membership, and Marketing - $5,173,823
     General and Administrative - $2,556,691

Total: $17,876,732
Operating Income Less Operating Expenses $3,690,727
Endowment Contributions $938,245
Depreciation & Amortization ($704,703)
Net Income per Audit $3,924,269

Who We Are

Who We Are

Inspiring a Smarter World

Our mission at Cascade Public Media is to inspire a smarter world, and we express that mission through great storytelling that creates conversations. Cascade Public Media is made up of three organizations that combine the best of trusted, traditional public media with the best tools of the current moment.

Cascade Public Media

KCTS 9 is an award-winning PBS television station serving Washington and British Columbia. We educate and enrich our communities by providing informative, entertaining programs and meaningful outreach, creating public dialogue on local and national issues. We also operate KCTS 9 Yakima, serving Central Washington, as well as a PBS KIDS 24/7 channel that provides educational content for families throughout the state. This year, KCTS 9 garnered approximately 2.1 million viewers each week throughout Washington state and Canada; more than 97,000 active donors made gifts in support of programming on KCTS 9.

Cascade Public Media

Crosscut is a nonprofit news organization that focuses on in-depth, public interest journalism. Crosscut’s foundational belief is that an informed public is essential to finding good solutions to the civic and political challenges of our time. This year, Crosscut published more than 1,000 stories, and approximately 93,000 visitors came to our website each week; more than 1,100 active donors made gifts in support of great journalism on Crosscut.

Cascade Public Media

Spark Public is a digital storytelling showcase and workshop for new public media produced by the coming generation of multimedia journalists. Spark Public stories serve as a catalyst to inform, inspire, entertain and create meaningful connections with community members in the 18- to 34-year-old demographic.


Community Engagement

KCTS 9 hosted more than 20 events in the 2016–2017 fiscal year, covering arts and culture, current affairs, and kids programming, reaching nearly 13,000 community members. Highlights include a cumulative 4,000 people attending our three events around The Boys of ’36; our 20th annual Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive, in which we hosted three events reaching more than 1,000 people and collected a record-breaking 11,109 pounds of clothing; and 900 people attending our 2016 election night party.

Board of Directors

Cascade Public Media Board of Directors

During the time period July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017

Stephen G. Welch, Chair
Michael Humphries, Vice Chair
Stephen B. Loeb, Treasurer
Michelle Wilson, Secretary

Joe Barer
Judi Beck
Matt Chan
Larry Estrada
Mike Hughes
Linda Killinger
Rick Linneweh
Sacha McLean
Sharon Nelson
Carlos Olivares
Geoff Plant
John Schoettler
Mary Snapp
Bonnie Towne
Lynne Varner
Blair Westlake
Glenn Wong

Community Advisory Board

During the time period July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017

Sonny Wong, Chair
Elizabeth Rossi, Vice Chair

Kimberly Bellamy-Thompson
Kathy Cummings
Anne-Marie Dekker
Suzanne Greening
John Warner
Kevin Lim
Rose Longoria
Helen Marieskind
Sue McNab
Elizabeth Morrison
Linda Schactler
Carolina Selby
Stephen Tan
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