David Lindberg


Chief Financial Officer

Here's what I can help you with:

  • Latest accounting rules and how they may affect your foundation.
  • How the latest legislation affects foundation operations.
  • Investment best practices and survey trends for foundations.
  • Other finance and administration best practices for foundations.

Get to know Dave:

What do you do all day long?
A good portion of my day is spent on the financial reporting issues associated with CMF, its three supporting organization and the 15-20 special projects going on at any one time. Included in this work is reporting to the various boards and committees (including the investment and audit committees). With the support of our investment committee I handle the investments of approximately $23 million in endowed assets. Throughout the week, I also receive several questions primarily from community foundation in the areas of accounting, investments, regulatory and operational best practices.

What’s the best part of your job?
Handling questions from our members and making member visits where I hear about the great work our members are doing.

Favorite flavor of ice cream?
Chocolate Chip

Favorite book?
After the Wind: 1996 Everest Tragedy – One Survivor’s Story by Lou Kasischke

Favorite book from childhood?
All the Doctor Seuss books

Why do you love where you live?
Living next to Lake Michigan to windsurf, surf and paddleboard.

If you could choose a super power, what would it be?

Dream vacation?

In addition to watersports, road biking, mountain biking and downhill skiing.