Leadership

KCRW’s Capital Campaign requires the leadership and support of Santa Monica College, KCRW’s Board of Directors, philanthropists, and local community leaders. Santa Monica College has provided an irreplaceable opportunity for KCRW to build a strong future by securing capital funds from Measure AA, a 2008 bond measure approved by the Santa Monica-Malibu voters. Clive Wilkinson Architects, recipients of the prestigious 2012 Cooper-Hewitt National Design award, have designed a new KCRW facility that will seamlessly integrate with the College’s Center for Media and Design campus and allow us to connect with audiences in new, profound ways. Our Board of Directors has pledged their support and are leading efforts to raise support from the community and ensure KCRW’s continued success. To learn more, email us at campaign@kcrw.org.

Jennifer Ferro, director of KCRW Radio

Jennifer Ferro
President and General Manager, KCRW

“We have the opportunity to seize our future—to build a secure and creative home, to build a solid base of new and innovative programming in whatever formats we dream up, to take chances on competing technologies so we can grow our audience, and find new and sustainable ways to fund our mission.”

Clive Wilkinson

Clive Wilkinson
President/Design Director, Clive Wilkinson Architects

“The architecture responds to its site in an improvisational way similar to KCRW’s programming methodology. Inside, the village-like clustering of uses and varied opportunities for collaboration suggest that the best storytelling addresses all the wonderful diversity that makes up our world.”

Michael Fleming

Michael Fleming
KCRW Board Member; Co-Chair, Capital Campaign; Executive Director, David Bohnett Foundation

“Our long-standing and important partnership with Santa Monica College provides us with an extraordinary and transformative opportunity, one which will allow our major stakeholders to tie their legacy to one of Southern California’s most important cultural resources. The time is now. The opportunity is yours.”

Deborah S. Ramo

Deborah S. Ramo
KCRW Board Member; Co-Chair, Capital Campaign; Founder and CEO, Amavitae

“This Campaign represents a profound moment to redefine KCRW’s role and re-imagine the relationship with our global audience. Please join us in contributing your lasting mark on KCRW and be a part of the infinite possibilities of community.”

KCRW Board of Directors

Matt Kline, Chair
Partner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Lee Rierson, Vice Chair
Principal, Canyon Media Advisory

Emily Gold Mears, Secretary/Treasurer
President, North Star Drive Investments, LLC

Jennifer Ferro, President
General Manager, KCRW

Norris Bishton, Jr.
President, NOARUS Auto Group/ Partner, Bishton Gubernick

Stu Bloomberg
Television Producer

Jay Borzi
Senior Managing Director, Eastdil Secured

Donald de Brier
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Occidental Petroleum Corporation

Shahram Delijani
Partner, Delson Investment Company/ Partner, Broadway Theater Group

Michael Fleming
Executive Director, David Bohnett Foundation

Donald Girard
Senior Director, Government Relations and Institutional Communications, Santa Monica College

Paul Haas
Agent/Partner, WME Entertainment

Nina Jacobson
Founder of Color Force; Producer, Hunger Games

Saree Kayne
Doctoral Candidate, Stanford University

Heather Mingst
Philanthropist and community volunteer

Cisco Penedo
Chief Executive of Cisco Brothers

Rod Perth
President and Chief Executive Officer, NATPE

Rob Rader
General Counsel, OVATION

Deborah S. Ramo
Founder and CEO, Amavitae

Victoria Riskin
Writer, Producer, Human Rights Activist

Karen Roth
President, NPR Berlin

Monica Shilling
Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP

Kevin Systrom
Co-Founder and CEO of Instagram

Tom Wertheimer
Media Consultant

Karyn L. Williams
Managing Director, Head of Client Solutions at Two Sigma Advisers, LP

Edward A. Woods
Partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Adele Yellin
President, The Yellin Company

Dylan Yolles
Partner, Capital Group Companies

 

 

Campaign Committee

Campaign Co-Chairs

Michael Fleming

Deborah S. Ramo

Campaign Committee

Norris Bishton, Jr.

Jay Borzi

Donald de Brier

Michael Fleming

Deborah S. Ramo

Monica Shilling

Tom Wertheimer