As Director of Development, Laura’s primary responsibility is to ensure the continued success and growth of the organization’s fund development program.  She oversees the development and management of cultivation activities, annual giving, grant writing, unique events, and related relationship-building activities. She also serves as the staff liaison for the Fund Development Advisory Council.

A lifelong North Carolinian, Laura attended North Carolina State University and earned a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. During her time at NC State, Laura interned at the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce in the areas of fundraising and public relations. She is committed to working in a field that positively impacts and serves the community.  Her mom is a former educator and Laura admires the commitment of our public schools to ensuring the success of our future leaders, our students. When she’s not at WakeEd, Laura enjoys spending time with her husband, Walt, and playing tennis.

Laura Williford

Director of Development | (919) 821-0364