Igniting the Spirit of Possibility

Igniting the Spirit of Possibility

Your support has been essential.

The Nine Network today.

The Nine Network is a nonprofit organization with unique capabilities, assets and potential. Like other leading St. Louis nonprofits, we are nationally recognized and help bring positive visibility to our region as we work to strengthen civic life and develop opportunities for learning in our community.

  • A trusted and valued nonprofit organization serving the St. Louis region for more than six decades.
  • With more than 2 million viewers a month, we are one of the most watched public television stations in the country.
  • A national leader and a model for community engagement.
  • Providing trusted and unrivaled learning opportunities for all ages.
  • Lifting spirits with inspiring stories about our region.
  • Collaborating with community partners to address important issues.
  • Reaching a broad and diverse audience on air, online and in the community.
  • A critical asset to the St. Louis region.

What your support will enable us to achieve.

The Nine Network of the future.

We are in the final phase of only the second campaign in Nine’s 62-year history. With a total goal of $50 million, your support will help us to fully realize Nine’s mission and vision for the St. Louis region.

COMMUNITY
IMPACT FUND
$20 Million Goal

  • We will be a force for positive change in our region.
  • We will strengthen civic life in our region, particularly in education, the arts, science, health, the economy and the environment.
  • We will raise visibility for our region’s achievements.

CAPITAL FUND
$15 Million Goal

  • We will harness rapidly changing technology to create content for the public good.
  • We will make our facility a nexus of community collaborations that meet our region’s challenges and seize its opportunities.

FUTURE FUND
$15 Million Goal

  • We will assure that future generations experience the foundations of character and learning that have been the hallmarks of independent, noncommercial public media for more than 60 years.

To learn more about how you can support the Nine Network contact:
Molly Salky • Director of Development • 314.512.9172 • msalky@ketc.org

 
 

JACK GALMICHE
President and CEO, Nine Network of Public Media

Board of Directors

KATHY BARNEY (Treasurer)
Chief Financial Officer, Wells Fargo Advisors

SPENCER BURKE
Executive Vice President and Principal,
The St. Louis Trust Company

DAN BURKHARDT
Managing Director, Oakwood Medical Investors

MAXINE CLARK
CEO, The Clark-Fox Family Foundation

DAVID CONNER
CEO and Director,
Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp. Ltd., retired

MARIANNA DEAL
Senior Vice President and Senior Partner,
Fleishman-Hillard, Inc.

MICHAEL A. DEHAVEN
Senior Vice President and General Counsel,
BJC HealthCare

PEPE PRINCE FINN (Secretary)
Chairman, Stern Brothers & Co.

STEVEN FRANK (Chair)
Vice Chairman, Plancorp, LLC

TIM GOODSON
Vice President, Field Operations
Laclede Gas

JEFFREY HALL
Chief Financial Officer, SunEdison Semiconductor

HARVEY A. HARRIS
Attorney at Law

JUANITA HINSHAW
President, H & H Advisors

JANET M. HOLLOWAY
Senior Vice President, Chief of Staff and
Community Relations, Monsanto

ASHLEY KEMPER
Attorney
Legal Services of Eastern Missouri

EDWARD KOPLAR
President and CEO,
Koplar Communications International

KEN KRANZBERG
Chairman, TricorBraun

BRENDAN LIND
Former Executive Director, LaunchCode

MARK C. LINDGREN
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
and Chief Human Resources Officer, Ameren

DENNIS LOWER
President and CEO, Cortex

JEFFREY MCDONNELL
Vice President, J&J Management Services

KIM OLSON (Campaign Co-Chair)
Community Volunteer

JACK SCHREIBER
President, Commerce Bank, retired

HUGH SCOTT, III
Former CEO,
Western Diesel Services , Inc.

THAD SIMONS
Founder and Managing Director,
The Yield Lab

PATRICK SLY (Campaign Co-Chair)
Executive Vice President, Emerson

DAVID STEWARD II (Vice Chair)
Managing Member, The Lion Forge, LLC

CHAD STIENING, PHD
Founder and CEO, Kypha, Inc.

DR. DONALD SUGGS
Publisher, St. Louis American Newspaper

SARA WADE
Senior Vice President and Chief Human
Resources Officer, Express Scripts

MILTON P. WILKINS, JR.
Vice President and Principal,
Roman Butler Fullerton & Co.

Message from the Board

Your support will enable us to fully achieve the bold future we envision.

Our founders had a vision. They believed that broad public education and a community forum for public dialogue would strengthen civic life in St. Louis. And it has.

We have a long and trusted relationship with our community as a convener, storyteller and leader of civic engagement. No other nonprofit has a comparable opportunity to use its trusted position, compelling content and digital technology for the public good. We have seen how our outstanding local programs promote dialogue in our community and keep us engaged in what’s important.

The Nine Network brings significant value to the St. Louis region. We reach more than 2 million viewers a month in 100 counties in Missouri and Illinois on four digital channels — Nine PBS, Nine World, Nine Create and Nine Kids, our 24/7 children’s channel. With 8½ additional hours of children’s programming on Nine PBS, we provide a total of 32½ hours a day of the most trusted children’s programming on television.

The Nine Network is consistently one of the most watched PBS stations in the country — and often #1 in per capita viewership nationwide.

We are a nonprofit organization that receives approximately 90% of its funding from individuals, businesses and foundations throughout the St. Louis region. With only 10% coming from government sources.

In order to fully realize our mission and vision for the St. Louis region we launched our Igniting the Spirit of Possibility campaign with a goal to raise $50 million — only the second campaign in our 62-year history. With your support, we will be able to expand our community impact work, meet the challenges of rapidly changing technology, and sustain our future as a vital nonprofit organization serving the St. Louis region for generations to come.

We urge you to consider our value and our critical needs. Do not take the Nine Network for granted. Read through our case for support. Learn about the Nine Network’s accomplishments and the challenges we face. Then join us in helping to sustain the Nine Network as a vital educational, cultural and entertainment resource for all of us in the St. Louis region.

Your gift to the campaign is a gift to the community.

Thank you!

"The Nine Network has been essential to our region for more than six decades. And, I’m not sure everyone knows that only 10% of its funding comes from government sources. It is up to us to assure a strong future for this great community asset."

Patrick Sly
Executive Vice President
Emerson
Campaign Co-Chair

Igniting the Spirit of Possibility

Your support will enable us to fully achieve the bold future we envision…a strong and healthy community working together through public media.
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