The KLCC Public Radio Foundation mission is to continuously strengthen and promote the invaluable community resource that is KLCC. It does this through fundraising, advocacy, and community outreach in support of the station and its related channels.
In the past two years, the KLCC Public Radio Foundation directly funded the following key enhancements to KLCC:
- Hired a full-time journalism fellow
- Purchased new digital equipment including a backup generator, recording devices for reporters, and signal boosters for Oakridge, Riddle, and the Coast
- Obtained a grant from The Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics to produce a monthly news series focusing on Native American voices, resilience, and Oregon's natural resources
- Funded new community conversations about racism and Native culture
- Funded professional development for the news team
KLCC Public Radio Foundation FAQs
What is the purpose of the KLCC Public Radio Foundation?
The primary purpose of the KLCC Public Radio Foundation is to fundraise, advocate, and provide community outreach in support of the station and its related channels.
Why was it formed?
The KLCC Public Radio Foundation was formed in June 2016 as a direct result of the 2015-18 KLCC Strategic Plan goals to expand community engagement, assure financial sustainability and enhance organizational effectiveness.
What role does the KLCC Public Radio Foundation have in sustaining KLCC’s future?
The Foundation plays a key role in the future of KLCC by currently soliciting private donations, grants, major gifts and event revenue. The Foundation board is also planning on becoming the principal recipient of all future private dollars that support KLCC.
If I give a donation to the KLCC Public Radio Foundation, how is it different from my membership donation to KLCC?
A donation to the KLCC Public Radio Foundation differs from a membership donation to KLCC in two important ways. First, funds donated directly to the Foundation will be leveraged to grow additional resources and monies not available to KLCC without an affiliated 501©3 organization. Secondly, donations will be accepted, receipted and managed by the KLCC Public Radio Foundation – an important distinction to help grow resources. A gift to the KLCC Public Radio Foundation will be counted as a membership gift to KLCC. Funds will be transferred from the KLCC Public Radio Foundation to KLCC for operational support on an annual basis.
Please review the KLCC Public Radio Foundation Donor Bill of Rights.
What is the connection between the KLCC Public Radio Foundation and KLCC?
The Foundation is a self-governing, independent nonprofit organization not governed by the Lane Community College Board of Education or KLCC. The KLCC General Manager serves on the Foundation board and the Director of Philanthropy serves as the Board Administrator to the Foundation.
What role does the KLCC Public Radio Foundation play in station operations?
The role of the Foundation is to work alongside the station to advocate, engage the community and fundraise for station goals and projects. The Foundation is not an advisory committee and thus does not engage in station operations or program decisions.
What is the relationship between Lane Community College (LCC) and the KLCC Public Radio Foundation?
The LCC Board of Education, LaneCC leadership and the LCC Foundation are very supportive of the KLCC Public Radio Foundation. They have been involved in the planning for the creation of the Foundation and work closely with KLCC staff in a variety of ways to ensure the Foundation’s success. Members of the Lane Community College Board of Education and Lane Community College staff serve as ex-officio board members of the Foundation.
Do other public radio stations have nonprofit organizations supporting them?
Yes. In fact, many public radio stations whose FCC licenses are held by universities and colleges often create an affiliated foundation.
Ways to Support
Give a donation today! Or, send your gift to KLCC Public Radio Foundation, 136 W. 8th Ave., Eugene OR 97401. The KLCC Public Radio Foundation is a nonprofit 501©3 organization, tax identification number – 81-3487391
Additionally, the KLCC Public Radio Foundation accepts one-time gift donations, monthly donations through credit cards and electronic bank transfers, stocks, donor advised funds, distributions from individual retirement accounts, qualified charitable gifts, employer matches and planned/estate gifts.
Diane Bricker, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita and Former Director, Early Intervention Program, Center on Human Development, and Associate Dean for Academic Programs College of Education, University of Oregon, Eugene. Her professional interests have addressed three major areas: early intervention service delivery approaches, curricula-based assessment/evaluation, and developmental-behavioral screening. Dr. Bricker and her colleague, Dr. Jane Squires have been a primary author of the Ages & Stages Questionnaires® and have directed research activities on the ASQ system starting in 1980.
Diane has been a member of the Foundation's board since December 2017.
Piotrek Buciarski, Board Treasurer
Current Vice President of Corporate Business Development at Summit Bank, former Senior Director of Marketing and Sales for TrackTown USA, and All American for the University of Oregon Track Team.
Piotrek has been a member of the Foundation's board since July 2018.
Aimee Butler (not pictured)
Aimee is a Financial Advisor at Meriman Wealth Management and has been on the Foundation's board since July 2020.
The public information officer for Pacific Continental Bank. In this role, he is responsible for public and media relations nationally and in the local markets of Seattle, Portland and Eugene. Prior to joining Pacific Continental Bank, Dunne was public relations director and spokesperson for national telecommunications companies’ CenturyLink and Cox Communications.
Dunne also served as media relations manager for The MWW Group, a public relations agency in Seattle. Dunne is on the board of directors for the Eugene Education Foundation, the board of directors for the Greater Oregon Public Relations Society of America, and the public affairs committee for the Oregon Bankers Association.
Michael has been a member of the Foundation's board since June 2016.
Dianne Ferguson (not pictured)
Dr. Ferguson is a retired professor, having served on the faculty of both Chapman University and the University of Oregon. She is also a published author of several books dealing wtih special education. Dianne has been a listener and support of public radio all her adult life and is interested in expanding listeners, especially among younger generations and throughout the community.
Dianne has been a member of the Foundation's board since July 2018.
Saeed Gatson (not pictured)
Saeed Gatson is a Software Engineer, and has been a member of the Foundation's board since January 2020.
Scott Hettick is the Vice President and Media Director for Constellation Marketing Group and Prevedello Hettick Marketing. He is a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Journalism, and has been a KLCC Member since 1993, and is currently a Tower Society Member.
Scott has been a member of the Foundation's board since July 2020.
Alex Haugland (not pictured)
Alex is a Property Developer, and has been a member of the Foundation's board since January 2020.
David Jacobson, Board Secretary
An attorney at Gleaves Swearingen LLP and an avid listener of KLCC. He is also on the board of the Eugene-Springfield Tax Association and Forests Today and Forever.
David has been a meber of the Foundation's board since Jul7 2018.
Matt Keating, Ex Officio
A political consultant. He also serves on the Board of Lane Community College. Matt works at Cumulus media compnay as a dedicated digital expert and account executive.
Director of Development for campus initiatives at the University of Oregon. Lisa depends on KLCC and NPR for her news and information 7 days a week. Lisa and her husband John have been KLCC members since 1994 are current Tower Society members.
Lisa has been a member of the Foundation's board since July 2018.
Morgan Munro, Board President
She grew up listening to KLCC and has been an NPR member with KLCC, KOPB, WCPN and WBEZ. Listening to KLCC inspired Morgan to join her college radio station as both a DJ and a Newscaster. She and her family are proud to be sustaining members of KLCC.
Morgan is a business consultant and corporate trainer with Hathaway Munro Organizational Development and Strategy. Morgan earned her BA at Wellesley College, and her MBA from Case Western Reserve University.
Morgan has been a member of the Foundation's board since June 2016. email@example.com
Damian is the Carolyn S. Chambers Professor in Journalism, a Professor of Practice, an affiliate of the Department for Middle East and North Africa Studies (MENA), and a Research Associate of the Center for Science Communication Research (SCR) at the University of Oregon. Alongside holding the Chambers Chair at the School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC), he is also a Fellow of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, an Honorary Research Fellow at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture Studies, and a fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).
Damian has been a member of the Foundation's board since January 2020.
Senior Associate and CPA at Kernutt Stokes LLP, specializing in audit and assurance engagements for the firm.
Nick has been a member of the Foundation's board since July 2018.
Libby is a visual artist who perceives words as physical, aesthetic objects. Her paintings and drawings combine the verbal and visual to explore the mutability, playfulness, and fluidity of these language systems.
Libby has been a member of the Foundation's board since December 2017.
Jim Rondeau, Ex Officio
KLCC General Manager
Jim Rondeau, began as KLCC's General Manager in June 2019. He brings 30 years of public and commerical radio experience. His extensive career includes success in almost every aspect of the business of radio. Jim most recently oversaw radio and television at Saddleback College, including the partnership KSBR and KCSN in Southern California. At NPR affiliate KCLU, he earned many journalism awards. His commercial broadcasting highlights include Gavin Station of the Year honors at KRUZ, KCBS-FM and as an anchor/reporter at CBS news outlet KNX.
A Pacific Northwest native, he has a Bachelors of aArts degree from the University of Washington in Integrated Social Science and a Master of Science degree in Management and Leadership from Western Governors University.