"The quiet courage and determination of CF families inspires me; it is for these families that we work day in and day out."
The Boomer Esiason Foundation’s staff is comprised of individuals with expertise in cystic fibrosis and program development, event planning and fundraising, marketing and communications, and management. The Board of Directors includes leaders in the business community who generously give of their time and resources in support of BEF’s critical mission. The Young Professionals Committee are a group of business professionals dedicated to hosting a number of events benefitting BEF. These dedicated people may come from all walks for life, but they all agree on one thing: they’ll do whatever it takes to beat cystic fibrosis.

Sure, we have raised millions of dollars to help find a cure for cystic fibrosis. But our mission isn't all about fundraising; it's also about supporting the CF community. To that end, we have developed a variety of programs to help people with CF live, breathe and succeed ... despite the disease.

David B. Rimington


Dave Rimington has served as President of the Boomer Esiason Foundation since 1995.

Under his leadership, BEF has instituted and developed a variety of educational programs, scholarships and new media initiatives that have directly benefited cystic fibrosis communities nationwide. Under Rimington’s direction, the Foundation has taken an active approach to education, awareness and fundraising strategies through new media and technology channels.  Programs such as the popular CF Podcast Series have served as a source of inspiration to many in the CF community.

Prior to his arrival at BEF, Rimington enjoyed a prosperous football career at the University of Nebraska and in the National Football League.  As a college player, Rimington was twice awarded the Outland Trophy, which recognizes the game’s most outstanding lineman.  In the NFL, Rimington spent the 1983-1988 seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals before finishing his football career with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1989.

Widely considered to be the greatest center in the history of college football, Rimington continues to give back to his home state of Nebraska.  Proceeds from such programs as the Rimington Football Camp and the annual Rimington Trophy banquet directly benefit the cystic fibrosis community in that state.

Rimington, his wife, Lisa, and four children live in New York City.

Favorite holiday:  Christmas
Favorite food:  La Casa Pizza (Omaha, Nebraska!)
Favorite pastime:  Photography
Favorite movie:  Rocky
Favorite music: Randy Travis
Favorite color:  Red
Nickname:  Dave
One word to describe you:  Dedicated
Role Model:  Winston Churchill
Dream vacation:  Australia and New Zealand
Words of wisdom:  Incremental improvement!
Because of BEF:  I go to bed at night with a sense of fulfillment

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