The LWTech Foundation Board of Directors, at Lake Washington Institute of Technology,
is comprised of community and business leaders who volunteer their time to manage
the activity of the LWTech Foundation in strict adherence to the Foundation's mission
of actively engaging business and community to support LWTech, its students, and its
role in building a strong economy.
Owner, Northwest Nurseries
Immediate Past President
CEO, Gibberin, Inc.
Facilitator and Coach, BECAUZ, LLC
Retired Software Company Founder
Branch manager and DRP, First Allied Securities, Inc.
David Berkey, Attorney, Berkey & Kooistra
Sherry Calvert, President, Keiretsu Forum Northwest Region
John Evans, Vice President, Bellevue Commercial Banking, Umpqua Bank
Marianna Hanefeld, Director of Education, Eastside Academy
Richard Lerz, CEO, Nytec, Inc.
Dr. Marvi Matos, Director of Chemical Technologies, Metals, and Ceramics, The Boeing Company
The Honorable Rosemary McAuliffe, Washington State Senator, 1st District - Bothell
Ellen Miller-Wolfe, Economic Development Manager, City of Kirkland
Teddy Overleese, Artist & Community Leader
Dr. Amy Morrison Goings, President, LWTech
Neil Johnson, Foundation Trustee/Board Liaison, EvergreenHealth
Elisabeth Sorensen, Executive Director of Development and the LWTech Foundation, LWTech
Bill Thomas, Vice President Administrative Services, LWTech
The LWTech Foundation provides the college with resources needed to deliver educational success and a skilled workforce. It strives to meet the needs of students, business and industry. It also actively engages business and community support of the college, its students and its role in building a strong economy. The Foundation is the legal entity that works with the college to provide student grants and scholarships, promote health and wellness, and contribute to the high school academy at LWTech and Early Learning Center. Funds are raised through such activities as the Valentine's Day Wine Dinner, benefit breakfasts, endowment scholarships, and planned giving. It also manages the Distinguished Alumni Award, based on public nominations, to recognize LWTech alumni who have made notable achievement in her/his career, service to the community, and inspirational impact.