Board of Directors

New officers head up Foundation at Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Dave Ferguson

Dave Ferguson

Betty Spieth-Croll

Betty Spieth-Croll
Immediate Past President

Laura Wildfong

Laura Wildfong
Vice President

Dick Haelsig

Dick Haelsig

The Foundation at Lake Washington Institute of Technology 2014 officers:

  • Dave Ferguson, LWTech 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)

  • Dick Haelsig, Treasurer (Retired Engineer and Business Owner)

  • Anne Hamilton, LWTech Board of Trustees Liaison

  • Dr. Amy Morrison Goings, LWTech President

  • Bill Thomas, LWTech VP Administrative Services

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

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

  • Marianne Hanefeld, Community Leader

  • Richard Lerz, CEO of Nytec, Inc.

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

  • David Berkey, Attorney with Berkey & Kooistra

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 (reserve by calling 425.739.8134), 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.