About the Campaign


Welcome to the WSHU “Breaking New Ground” Campaign website.

As volunteer co-chairs of the capital campaign and fans of public radio, we are delighted to invite you to learn more about WSHU’s first-ever capital campaign to build a state-of-the-art media center.

More than just bricks and mortar, this new media center will empower WSHU Public Radio to serve you and future generations better. Enhanced programs, community outreach and educating future generations of NPR reporters are some of the activities the staff look forward to implementing once they move into the new facility.

As campaign volunteers, it’s been an enormous pleasure for us to meet so many loyal donors face to face during the silent phase of this campaign. We are proud to say that the support for this new media center has been overwhelming! The dedication our listeners have to WSHU Public Radio is evident at all levels of support.

If you appreciate WSHU Public Radio the way we do, please consider your role in this historic campaign. Of particular interest are the design elements that will recognize the generous and supportive donors who will make these new studios possible. A few spaces are still available for naming. Take a look in the GIVE NOW area of the site if you and your family wish to consider one or to be acknowledged on the donor wall.


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Breaking New Ground Campaign Team


Kathryn Koslow

Kathryn Koslow

Kathryn is the Co-Chair of the WSHU Development Committee as well as the Co-Chair of the WSHU’s Breaking New Ground Capital Campaign. After deciding to make a career change, Kathryn began attending Fairfield University's Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions and earned her degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. While there she provided funding for the Kathryn P. Koslow Center for Marriage and Family Therapy, a state-of-the-art counseling center that provides student training as well as clinical services to surrounding communities. Kathryn currently Chairs the Advisory Board to the Fairfield University Marriage and Family Therapy Department. Prior to her studies, she worked in ad sales for a major publisher in New York City and later was the Business Administrator for KX Industries, L.P. the world's largest manufacturer of activated carbon water filters.

Trevor Mullineaux

trevor mullineaux

Trevor is the Co-Chair of the WSHU’s Breaking New Ground Capital Campaign and has been a public radio listener for over four decades. Her dedication to supporting public radio and WSHU is steeped in family tradition. Her stepdad, Howard Stevenson served as Chairman of NPR for 4 years. Professionally, Trevor is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Southport, CT. Her expertise is in blending families and couples counseling. Her second book co-authored with Maryann Karinch, Blending Families: Merging Households with Kids Ages 8-18, is published by Rowman and Littlefield. Ms. Mullineaux is also a teacher and practitioner of Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples. Her own radio show "Keeping Connected with Trevor Crow” aired on WDJZ and WSTC/WNLK for over 3 years. Trevor holds an MBA from Harvard University.


George Lombardi, General Manager

George Lombardi

Since 1982, George Lombardi has served as general manager of WSHU, licensed to Sacred Heart University and serving over 275, 000 weekly listeners in Connecticut and Long Island During that time, he has led the station’s advancement of its financial independence and professional staffing. He has overseen WSHU’s qualifying for Corporation for Public Broadcasting funding and its joining NPR in 1984. George handles broadcast negotiations and oversees the station’s fundraising, financial, technical, marketing, programming operations. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Sacred Heart University and attended Bridgeport Engineering Institute. He lives in Trumbull, Connecticut with his wife Patricia.

Liz Lew, Campaign Manager

Liz Lew

Liz currently serves as the capital campaign manager and planned giving manager at WSHU. Prior to joining the station, Liz served as a director of development at University of New Haven, and held assistant director positions in fund raising at Tufts University and Boston College where she worked with donors interested in establishing planned gifts such as charitable trusts, gift annuities and bequests. She was also the Alumni Director at Merrimack College and a Client Service Associate within State Street Global Advisors’ Charitable Asset Management Group. Liz earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Florida International University and her MBA from Boston College.

Dawn McBrearty, Director of Major Gifts, Long Island

Dawn McBrearty

Dawn currently serves as the Major Gifts Officer for Long Island. Prior to joining WSHU, she served as the Development Officer for the College of Arts and Sciences at Stony Brook University where she served as liaison with the institution’s leadership and approximately 120 major gift prospects and donors, developing and implementing effective cultivation strategies. Prior to her university position, she served as a marketing specialist with Long Island based technology companies including Custom Computer Specialists, Manchester Technologies and Symbol Technologies. Dawn earned her Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication from the State University of New York at Geneseo.

Laura Ballou, Director of Major Gifts, Connecticut

Laura Ballou

Laura currently serves as the Major Gifts Officer for Connecticut. Prior to joining WSHU, Laura held senior management positions in product marketing and promotion at Tracy Locke, Alcone, Ryan Partnership and Remy Cointreau USA. She also worked on annual giving campaigns and capital campaigns as a volunteer for Fairfield Country Day School, Greenfield Hill Congregational Church and St. Paul’s Christian School. Laura earned her Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University and her MBA from New York University.