Dave Sternberg

Dave Sternberg is a founding partner of Loring, Sternberg & Associates (LSA) and has considerable experience in nonprofit board development and governance work. He has been a fundraising professional since obtaining his BA Degree from The Ohio State University, working as chief development officer for several organizations prior to founding LSA. 

Dave is a member of the faculty at The Lilly School of Philanthropy at Indiana University’s Fund Raising School, where he teaches nonprofit management and fundraising nationally and internationally. Dave is also a Certified Governance Consultant with BoardSource. 

In 2008, Dave authored the second edition of Fearless Fundraising for Nonprofit Boards a publication for BoardSource in Washington, DC, a best seller since its publication.

From 2005-2015 Dave designed and lead the Annenberg Foundation’s Alchemy Program (in Los Angeles, California). This cohort based program brought CEOs and Board Chair’s together to learn the fundamentals of board governance and fundraising through direct training and offered strategies for change. The program offered ongoing coaching for participating groups as well as further in-depth learning opportunities – and it is where he became aquatinted with Purple Heart Homes. 

Dave has served on the boards of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis, Catch the Stars Foundation, and is a past president of the Washington Township Schools Foundation and Association of Fundraising Professionals. Currently he a board member for Indianapolis Classical Schools and is beginning his first term with Purple Heart Homes.