Mr. Kester is the Executive Director and Managing Attorney with Charitable Allies. He 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. He serves on the Boards of Directors of Indiana Philanthropy Alliance, Indiana’s professional association of grantmakers, and Ascent 121, a leading anti-human trafficking organization based in Indianapolis. Mr. Kester was also one of twenty statewide recipients of the 2018 Leadership in Law Award from the Indiana Lawyer, and the only in the field of tax-exempt organizations. Mr. 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, Mr. Kester has also been named a Practitioner-in-Residence at the IU Maurer School of Law in Bloomington.