Professionally, Zac Kester has an LL.M. (Masters of Law) concentrating on the special needs of tax-exempt organizations and has practiced law primarily for charities, focusing on organizational and compliance services. He has also earned a CFRM (Certificate in Fundraising Management) from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. In addition, Zac has also been named a Practitioner-in-Residence at the IU Maurer School of Law in Bloomington.
Zac speaks and publishes regularly regarding the unique needs of charities. Topics include identifying effective outcome measures, governance, board liability, human resources for small nonprofits and property tax exemption issues, among many others.
Personally, Zac, his wife, Amanda, and their four children are passionate about serving those in their communities and people globally.
The Kesters strongly support adopting and fostering children, having adopted two beautiful girls from Ethiopia who are wonderful older sisters to the Kesters’ biological sons.
Along with others from their local church, the Kesters help with repairs and spring cleaning at the Dayspring Center, a homeless shelter for women and children, and serve breakfast to men and women who need a helping hand at Horizon House.
Zac volunteers on his children’s school board, and he and Amanda are active at their church.
The Kesters also support Compassion International and World Vision in the fight against
child poverty, International Justice Mission to end human trafficking and slavery,
the Invisible Girl Project, protecting little girls from gendercide, and Mission to the World
missionaries Lee and Dr. Jen Bigelow and their three girls on a long-term medical mission in rural Belize.