Seattle, WA 98105
Planned Giving Officer
Sarah Freeman first joined KUOW in 2016 to help build the station's monthly Evergreen Membership program. In 2018, she changed roles to become the station's first Planned Giving Officer. She has worked in public media and fundraising for 8 years, previously serving as the Development Coordinator at KCTS 9 Public Television and as the Development Director at Hanford Challenge. Her favorite KUOW programs include Radiolab, Morning Edition, On the Media, and Live Wire.Melissa Laird
Major Gifts Officer
Melissa Laird came to KUOW in 2017 as a Major Gifts Officer after having worked in the philanthropy field at The Nature Conservancy in Seattle for the last 20 years. Prior to TNC, she worked at KCTS 9 as the manager for major and planned gifts. She was introduced to charitable estate planning at the James Feek Corporation, a boutique financial planning firm, in the mid-eighties.
Melissa is a public radio nerd, listens to Morning Edition and All Things Considered, 1A, The Record and local spots, and loves Selected Shorts and LA Theater Works. She did graduate work in Ethnomusicology at the University of Washington.