Board of Directors

The LWIT Foundation Board of Directors is comprised of community and business leaders who volunteer their time to manage the activity of the LWIT Foundation in strict adherence to the Foundation's mission of actively engaging business and community to support Lake Washington Institute of Technology, its students, and its role in building a strong economy.

Dave Ferguson

Dave Ferguson

Betty Spieth-Croll

Betty Spieth-Croll
Immediate Past President

Laura Wildfong

Laura Wildfong
Vice President

Solomon Karmel

Solomon Karmel

2014 Officers

  • Dave Ferguson, LWIT Foundation President (CEO, Gibberin, Inc)

  • Betty Spieth-Croll, Immediate Past President (Partner, Langton Spieth, LLC)

  • Laura Wildfong, Vice President (Owner, Northwest Nurseries)

  • Diane Haelsig, Secretary (Retired Software Company Founder)

  • Solomon Karmel, Treasurer (Branch manager and DRP, First Allied Securities, Inc.)

2014 Board of Directors

  • David Berkey, Attorney, Berkey & Kooistra

  • Sherry Calvert, President, Keiretsu Forum Northwest Region

  • Grace Gu, Director, NAE Marketing & Communications, iSoftStone, Inc.

  • Dick Haelsig, Retired Engineer and Business Owner

  • Marianna Hanefeld, Community Leader

  • Richard Lerz, CEO, Nytec, Inc.

  • The Honorable Rosemary McAuliffe, Washington State Senator, 1st District - Bothell

  • Ellen Miller-Wolfe, Economic Development Manager, City of Kirkland

  • Teddy Overleese, Artist & Community Leader

  • Michael Royston, Manufacturing Business Unit Director, The Boeing Company

ExOfficio Directors

  • Dr. Amy Morrison Goings, President, LWTech

  • George Dalich, Science Faculty/Acting Coordinator of Science Department, LWTech

  • Anne Hamilton, Foundation Trustee/Board Liaison, Microsoft Corporation

  • Andrea Olson, Special Assistant to the President for Advancement and Entrepreneurship, LWTech

  • Elisabeth Sorensen, Executive Director of Development and the LWIT Foundation, LWTech

  • Bill Thomas, VP Administrative Services, LWTech

The LWIT 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.