Lindquist Named Director of Development

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

David S. LindquistDavid S. Lindquist has been named the new director of development for the Divinity School. In this role, Lindquist will provide leadership and management for the development office and staff and will work closely with Wes Brown, the associate dean for external relations, on fundraising efforts to support the implementation of Divinity School core mission work as well as related projects and programs.

Lindquist is currently director of development at Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, where he has served in several fundraising roles over the past seven years. Prior to that, Lindquist was the co-founder of a company providing web-based solutions for non-profits and led the merger of Fallon Creative Flowers with nine other leading florists from across the country to form Gerald Stevens Inc., the nation’s leading seller of floral and gift products.

Lindquist’s ties to Duke run deep, and his hiring brings him back to a campus he knows well. He attended Duke on a full football scholarship and earned a degree in mechanical engineering in 1986. He returned to campus in 1989 on an academic scholarship and earned his M.B.A. at Fuqua.

A long-time volunteer leader with the Capital Area Soccer League, the Duke Engineering Alumni Council and White Memorial Presbyterian Church, Lindquist is also past president of the board of trustees for the Montessori School of Raleigh and currently serves on the board of directors for the Tom Russell Charitable Foundation in Chicago, IL.

He will join the Office of Alumni and Development on Sept. 1.