August 9, 2021

Lisa Mead Joins WakeEd Partnership as Fundraising Chief

RALEIGH, N.C. — WakeEd Partnership (WakeEd), a business-backed nonprofit organization committed to supporting teachers and students in the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS), announced today that Lisa Mead has joined the organization as its new Fundraising Chief.

Lisa brings two decades of non-profit experience in purpose-driven organizations as both a consultant and staff. In her career, Lisa has been instrumental in raising awareness, cultivating strategic partnerships, and generating the support necessary to impact a variety of meaningful causes such as international human rights, skin cancer awareness, educational advocacy, perinatal substance abuse, and global public health. One of her most memorable career highlights was assisting an organization in breaking the Guinness Book of World Records for most skin cancer screenings in one day. Her background also includes teaching middle school in Durham Public Schools and as a substitute teacher in Wake County.

“Lisa is not only an accomplished and effective fundraising and development professional, she is a former classroom teacher and a public school champion,” said Keith Poston, President, WakeEd Partnership. “We’re confident she’ll help us grow our organization as we seek to expand our programs and initiatives in support of Wake County students, families and teachers.”

Lisa is an active volunteer who has served on several local and national Boards, including the Wake County PTA, for which she is currently in her third year as Advocacy Chair. In 2021, she presented at the National PTA Legislative Conference, and has been published in The Non-Profit Communications Report.

A native of Durham, Lisa can be found attending college football and basketball games with her family, which includes her husband and three children who attend Wake County Public Schools.

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About WakeEd Partnership 
WakeEd Partnership is an independent, nonprofit organization composed of business and community leaders committed to improving public education. Since 1983, the Partnership has advocated for excellent educational opportunities for all students in the Wake County Public School System. For more information, please visit

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