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Email us at or call 919.866.6250.

Mail correspondence to: Wake Tech Foundation, 9101 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh, NC 27603

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Meet Our Staff

Congleton, Mort

O. Morton (Mort) Congleton 

Executive Vice President, College Development & Foundation Executive Director


Mort is responsible for the college’s private sector support program. He works closely with the president of the college to identify and cultivate prospective donors. Along with the Foundation Board, Mort oversees and advises on all financial affairs pertaining to the Foundation. He has been with the Foundation since March 2005. Mort enjoys long walks on the beach and is an accomplished golfer.

Stephanie Lake

Stephanie Lake

Senior Director of Foundation Relations and Administration


Stephanie is responsible for the development and coordination of the Foundation's annual fundraising campaign, which includes the corporate partners program, employee campaign, and working with donors to establish scholarships and endowments. Stephanie is also the staff liaison for planned or estate gifts, event sponsorships, privately funded grant proposals, and the Employee Campaign division of the Major Gifts Campaign. She has been with the Foundation since April 2004. Stephanie is a proud Virginia Tech Hokie and enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.

Jennifer Bryan, Director of Strategic Partners

Jennifer Bryan

Director of Strategic Partnerships


Jennifer is responsible for working with the Executive Director and other key staff to execute a comprehensive resource development program, including ongoing major gifts campaign, annual corporate and individual solicitations, special fund and friend-raising events, planned giving and other similar fundraising activities. She has been with the Foundation since May 2013. Jennifer loves spending time with her family, including her four grandchildren. She also enjoys exercising, reading and traveling whenever time allows.

Heather Buck

Heather Buck

Director of Finance


Heather is responsible for handling all accounting activities within the Foundation office. She is responsible for the establishment of new funds, endowments, and investments. In addition to the accounting, Heather handles most of the administrative needs with the foundation, and assists with the Excellence Awards program. She has been with the Foundation since July 2006. Heather is a proud Wake Tech graduate, as well as an Accounting and Business Administration graduate of NC Wesleyan. She enjoys spending time with her husband and children, traveling, running, cooking, making arts and crafts, and volunteering with her church.
Margaret Griffin

Margaret Griffin

Senior Manager of Programs and Systems


Margaret is responsible for managing the Foundation’s programs; including student scholarships and employee Tuition Assistance. She also serves as database administrator and website coordinator for the organization. Margaret has been with the Foundation since October 2009. She completed her Master's in Public Administration from NCSU in 2013 and enjoys spending time with her partner Josh, and her four-legged kids, Zoe and Rudy.
Sara Hassell

Sara Hassell

Donor Relations and Communications Manager


Sara is responsible for donor relations and communication efforts as they relate to the Foundation, such as donor recognition, special events, social media and web content. Sara also manages the Alumni Affinity program, the Donor of the Month program, and coordinates all gift acknowledgements. She has been with the Foundation since August 2012. Sara is a proud graduate of both App State and NCSU and enjoys spending time with her husband Keith, her son Josh, and her dog Bruno.
 Beaird, Betsy

Betsy Beaird

Administrative Assistant, College Development


Betsy provides overall administrative support to the entire College Development Division, including the Foundation, the Grants Administration department, and the Communications department. She has been in this position since August 2014. Betsy lives in Garner with her husband Tommy and daughter Ruby.

Wake Tech Community College Foundation

9101 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: 919.866.6250 | Fax: 919.773.9105

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