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Campaign Updates

Vlog 8: February 2024: In this vlog, President & CEO, Rob Dunlop, and VP of Philanthropy, Kerry O’Keefe, provide a tour of the key spaces at our new home at 316 Broadway. 

We are humbled by the generosity of our community and their investment in our mission. Thank you so much for lighting the way for our future. 

January 2024: It's official! We have raised the full $12.5M for our community-facing capital campaign. Thanks to over 4,000 individual donors, 7 foundations, and 1 government grant, we were able to finish our campaign by the end of 2023 and move into our new home. We look forward to sharing more updates and photos of the new space soon!

Capital Project Vlog #7 November 2023: This is the final update on the construction at 316 Broadway!

Two steel trusses have been installed on the ground floor to allow removal of two columns, significantly opening up the spaces of the Community Engagement Center and the Studio. Up on the second and third floors, the kitchenettes have had cabinetry installed, the doors are being painted, and the conference and work rooms have had acoustic panels placed. Next up is furniture and equipment delivery and putting the final touches on the building. We expect the next stage will go rather quickly and we will be moving items from the current building to 316 Broadway the last two weeks of December.

Capital Project Vlog #6 October 2023: In this update, you’ll see how far we have progressed on the second and third floors and what’s to come on the first.

Steel beams have been delivered to the first floor which will enable us to remove a column in the middle of our Community Engagement Center and open the space to be more suitable for large events. The second and third floors have had wood slat ceilings installed in the lounge areas, carpets fitted, and acoustic sound panels placed in the conference rooms. We’re starting to be able to visualize how the floors will look upon completion!

Capital Project Vlog #5 August 2023: In this update you’ll see some of the dramatic changes on both the first and second floor. You’ll see the Welcome Center, as well as an almost complete Community Engagement Center and studio space.   

Up on the second floor, which will be mostly open office space, all the walls are complete and we’re just needing to paint and add the finishing touches. Work is under way on the 3rd floor, which will also be open office space – be on the lookout for more updates on that part of the building in my next vlog.

 

Capital Project Vlog #4 May 2023: Things at our new home at 316 Broadway are moving quickly! The demo of the interior of the building is almost complete and the outdoor terrace on the second floor is cleared of all the original playground equipment and flooring. Jabran Soubeih, VP of Engineering and Technology, interviews Chris Norris, Superintendent of Northstar Demo who oversaw that phase of the project.  

We have a really unique opportunity for you to come visit the space and tour the building (in it’s current, under construction state!) on Tuesday May 23rd at 3:30pm. For more information on the tour or to RSVP, email Janelle Guerrero-Miguel at jguerrero@kcts9.org.

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April 25, 2023: We are thrilled to announce that the Washington state legislature included in their capital budget full funding for the Building for the Arts program, which includes a $1M grant for our capital project. We are looking forward to the Governor signing his approval in mid-May. If you would like to reach out to your legislators and thank them for including this funding, please find your legislators here.

Capital Project Vlog #3 April 2023: Jabran Soubeih, VP of Engineering and Technology, interviews Site Supervisor Bill Bacon and they detail the first phase of demolition at 316 Broadway. Spaces highlighted include the third and first floors, including the outdoor patio on the first floor. Watch the vlog to learn more. 

Paver Levels

Engrave a Paver. Pavers will be placed on the outdoor patio near the entrance of the new building and are available at the $5,000, $2,500, and $1,500 level. Claim your paver today at KCTS9.org/Pave!

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. 

WA State Legislature Building

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. 

Capital Project Vlog #1 Nov 2022: We're excited to bring you the first video blog (vlog) from Jabran Soubeih, VP of Engineering and Technology. This vlog shows 316 Broadway as we acquired it from Childhaven, who purpose-built the facility as a child and family services center. Jabran details the remodeling plans on the first and second floors, focusing on the events and community gathering spaces.

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On September 19, 2022 we published a press release on the $12.5M Capital Campaign and announced our public phase with a Day of Giving campaign. 

Day of Giving Thank You

On October 6, 2022 we held our annual Day of Giving--this year directing funds to the Capital Campaign. In response to our rallying cry, our membership collectively donated $250,000, which was matched 1:1 by commitments from a group of major donors and raised $500,000 total.