Foundation For Louisiana Hires Delpit As Chief Financial Officer

Dana Delpit

NEW ORLEANS – Dana Delpit, a 30-year veteran of fund accounting and nonprofit experience and proud New Orleans native, has been hired to serve as Foundation for Louisiana’s (FFL) CFO, FFL president and CEO Flozell Daniels Jr. announced Friday, Oct. 20.

         In her duties, Delpit will be responsible for ensuring the financial compliance and overall fiscal health of FFL through oversight of the day-to-day financial and administrative activities, including preparation and management of the operating budget, investment portfolio, annual audit, review/implementation of financial policies and procedures and appropriate internal and external reporting.

         “It’s not every day an organization such as ours has the opportunity to hire a person of Dana’s background, experience, expertise and commitment to our mission,” Daniels said. “As we continue to invest in people and practices that work to reduce vulnerability and build stronger, more sustainable communities, continuing our legacy of strong fiscal responsibility and strength is more important than ever. We’re excited to entrust Dana with that task. We’re also excited to continue building a staff that reflects the communities we serve.”

         “Joining Foundation for Louisiana gives me the opportunity to continue working in spaces that make our communities stronger, more vibrant and healthy,” Delpit said. “I believe that an organization is at its most capable to help communities thrive when the organization itself is on solid financial ground, and I’m excited to bring that commitment and energy to FFL.”

         Delpit brings with her a deep knowledge of budget forecasting, audit compliance, grant and contract management, risk mitigation and technology planning, reps said. Her decades of experience includes five years of experience in community health centers, most recently as the finance and operations manager with the Louisiana Public Health Institute. She earned her Bachelor of Science from Xavier University of New Orleans in Accounting, and an MBA from New York Institute of Technology’s Ellis College.

         The mission of FFL is to invest in people and practices that reduce vulnerability and build stronger, more sustainable communities statewide.  Since its founding in 2005, FFL has invested $41.5 million in more than 200 mission-critical nonprofit organizations working throughout the state towards rebuilding a better Louisiana.

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