MEET YOUR ALLIES

Our Mission

At Charitable Allies, we look out for your charity’s operations so you can focus on the people you serve.

Our Approach

We share your passion for improving the world. Charitable Allies is uniquely qualified to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with your charity. As a charity ourselves we operate nationwide on a low bono basis to provide clients with excellent legal services tailored for nonprofit organizations and their stakeholders.

We want to be your partner in effective and efficient compliance, donor stewardship, risk management, financial transparency and litigation.

Our Staff

Zachary Kester

Zachary Kester

 Zac Kester’s legal and nonprofit career has been devoted to helping charities, as is much of his family life.

Andrew Emhardt

Andrew Emhardt

Andrew Emhardt attended IUPUI’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, with a major in Nonprofit Management. Andrew was a Deputy Prosecutor with the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, where he was an Assistant Supervisor in a specialized major felony unit

Robert Miller

Robert Miller

 Robert graduated from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2017 with a certificate in Corporate and Commercial Law.

Olivia Cloer

Olivia Cloer

After graduating from DePauw University with a B.A. in Communications and Writing, Olivia leveraged her skillset to make the world a better place, both as a nonprofit employee, and a regular volunteer at several nonprofit organizations

Kristen Revall

Kristen Revall

Kristen Revall’s passion for the legal field led her to IUPUI where she graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice. She recently obtained her Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional (CNAP) certification. Her ultimate goal is to gain CPA certification.

Mark Pizur

Mark Pizur

Mark graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1998 with a J.D. Mark uses his passion for justice to advocate for our nonprofit clients.

Our Board Members

Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson is the President of Nelson Law Group LLC.

Brenda Freije

Brenda Freije

Brenda serves as Executive Director of Allies4Good, Charitable Allies’ sister, consulting group for nonprofits. She is working on PhD studies focused on urban sustainability, health and equity. 

Matt McIntyre

Matt McIntyre

Meet Matt McIntyre!

Ted R. Batson, Jr.

Ted R. Batson, Jr.

A certified public accountant and licensed attorney, Ted advises exempt organizations of all sizes on a wide range of issues.

Rima Shahid

Rima Shahid

Rima Shahid has served as the first Executive Director of Women4Change since 2017. She is passionate about bringing people together and working tirelessly for a better Indiana.

Barry Bostrom

Barry Bostrom

A nonprofit lawyer and volunteer for nearly three decades, Barry Bostrom has a soft spot for people with intellectual disabilities.

Kim Williams-Pulfer

Kim Williams-Pulfer

Kim Williams-Pulfer, PhD serves as the Postdoctoral Research Appointee for the Mays Family Institute on Diverse Philanthropy at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She earned her Ph.D. in Philanthropic Studies from Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy in 2018.

Megan McGuire

Megan McGuire

Megan McGuire is the CEO of Ascent 121, an Indianapolis agency that provides trauma recovery for teen survivors of human trafficking.