The $12.5 million Capital Campaign for Cascade Public Media will secure a permanent new home for KCTS 9 and Crosscut, ensuring that current and future residents of the Pacific Northwest have reliable, community-driven media for decades to come.
After 40 years, we're being forced to move.
In 1984, we entered into a 40-year land lease with the City of Seattle and constructed a building at the northeast corner of the Seattle Center. The City will not be renewing this lease and we must move by the end of 2023.
Good news: We found our new home!
Cascade Public Media will move to a pre-existing 44,317 square foot building in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood. The space is well suited for the needs of KCTS 9 and Crosscut and is ideally located within communities we serve and among those with whom we hope to build a deeper connection.
Capital Project Vlog #2 Feb 2023: We have launched the demolition phase at 316 Broadway! Our video blog (vlog) host, Jabran Soubeih, VP of Engineering and Technology, walks us through the initial demolition of select interior spaces on the first floor and on the second floor terrace. The spaces highlighted will become the community gathering spaces of the building. Watch the vlog to learn more.
We need your help! Your outreach to legislators by February 10th to advocate for full funding of the Building for the Arts program and a $1M grant for our capital campaign will put this issue on their radar this legislative session.
1. Go to https://app.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/ to find your State Legislators (no need to contact your Congressional Legislators).
2. When you find you legislators, click on “Email” to reach an online submission form.
3. Use this template letter (PDF) for your outreach.
Ways to Give
- Donate online
- Call 855-374-8904
- Give via wire transfer
- Make a gift from stock, securities, or mutual funds (PDF)
- Give through a Donor Advised Fund
- Make a gift through your IRA (PDF)
- Consider an estate gift (PDF)
Interested in learning more?
You can also contact Rob and Kerry directly.
To learn more about Cascade Public Media and our Capital Campaign, download the Capital Campaign Booklet (PDF).
Renderings of our new home at 316 Broadway
The large 250-person multi-purpose event space adjacent to the lobby (rendering displays the non-permanent stage setup arrangement)
Launching the Capital Campaign
- Barbara Bennett
- Jay Causey
- Mike Humphries
- Anne Repass
- Stan Rosen
- Judith Schoenecker
- Cynthia Stroum
- Tammy Young
- Lynne Varner
KCTS 9 is an award-winning PBS television station serving Washington State and British Columbia.
Crosscut is a regional news site that focuses on in-depth, public interest journalism.
Residents in the Pacific Northwest rely on KCTS 9 and Crosscut to feature local content and stories they can’t find anywhere else.
We provide a place for community conversations that activate our civic life. A space where people can be part of the dialogue, no matter their differences of opinion.
To set up multi-year donations, make a stock gift or receive more information on Cascade Public Media's Capital Campaign, please contact Rachel Patterson, Capital Campaign Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. 401 Mercer Street, Seattle WA 98109