Meet Our Staff

Congleton, Mort

O. Morton (Mort) Congleton 

Executive Vice President, College Development & Foundation Executive Director


Mort Congleton is responsible for Wake Tech support from the private sector. He works with the President to cultivate prospective donors. Mort oversees the Foundation Board and advises on all financial operations. He joined the Foundation in March 2005. Mort enjoys the beach and playing golf.

Stephanie Lake

Stephanie Lake

Senior Director of Foundation Relations and Administration


Stephanie Lake oversees the Foundation's annual fundraising, which includes the corporate partners program, the employee campaign, and work with donors to create scholarships and endowments. She serves as staff liaison for planned or estate gifts, event sponsorships, privately-funded grants, and the employee component of the major gifts campaign. She has been with the Foundation since April 2004. Stephanie is a proud Virginia Tech Hokie and mother of three who enjoys spending time with her family.

Heather Buck

Heather Buck

Director of Finance


Heather Buck is responsible for Foundation accounting, including the establishment of new funds, endowments, and investments. She also handles administrative needs and assists with Excellence Awards. Heather has been with the Foundation since July 2006. She is a proud graduate of Wake Tech and NC Wesleyan. She enjoys spending time with her husband and children, traveling, running, cooking, arts and crafts, and volunteering with her church.
Margaret Griffin

Margaret Griffin

Senior Manager of Programs and Systems


Margaret Griffin is responsible for managing Foundation programs, including student scholarships and tuition assistance for employees, and serves as database administrator and website coordinator. Margaret joined the Foundation in October 2009. She completed an MPA at NC State University 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 Hassell is responsible for donor relations and communications, including donor recognition, special events, social media, and web content. She also manages the Alumni Affinity and Donor of the Month programs and coordinates gift acknowledgements. She has been with the Foundation since August 2012. Sara is a proud graduate of Appalachian State and NC State and enjoys spending time with her husband Keith, her son Josh, and her dog Bruno.
 Beaird, Betsy

Betsy Beaird

Administrative Assistant, College Development


Betsy Beaird provides administrative support to the College Development Division, including the Foundation, Grants Administration, and Communications. She assumed this role in August 2014. Betsy lives in Garner with her husband Tommy and daughter Ruby.

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Raleigh, NC 27603 

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