Laura Baker

SECC Director

Raised in a small town in rural Iowa, Laura’s early passions included animals, reading & time on her grandparents’ farm. After high school, Laura joined the US Marine Corps, eventually finding her way to North Carolina & the nonprofit world where she discovered her passion for helping others. She joined the SECC in 2005, connecting charities to state employees. Laura & her son Marcus have called Raleigh home for over 15 years now. She still enjoys playing the piano, reading, and working in her small garden, but when the opportunity strikes, she loves to travel, exploring historical sites near and far.

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Lauren McCrary

SECC Campaign Associate

Lauren is a development professional with over 13 years of experience at top higher education institutions. Originally from South Georgia, Lauren moved to Durham in 2012 for her husband's medical training. Since then, they've been busy raising 4 boys out by the Eno. She enjoys playing tennis, walking the family dog, and a good cup of coffee/glass of wine.