Bob Boisture is president and CEO of the Fetzer Institute. Prior to founding Boisture Law in 2008, he practiced for many years at a prominent Washington, DC law firm, where he headed the Exempt Organizations Practice Group and served on two occasions as president of the firm. As a longtime advisor to Independent Sector and the Council on Foundations, he helped lead successful efforts to increase tax incentives for charitable giving; draft and enact the intermediate sanctions rules; and defeat the Istook challenge to the ability of charities to participate in the legislative process. Boisture’s expertise spans the full range of issues arising from a nonprofit’s federal tax-exempt status as well as the obligations of the organization and its directors under state nonprofit law. He has served as director of Public Policy for the YMCA of the United States, and, more recently, as director of YMCA Activate America, a major national public health initiative. He has served as co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Taxation of Exempt Organizations, as a member of the Advisory Board of the NYU Program on Philanthropy and the Law, and as chair of the Human Services Forum. He currently serves as a director and member of the executive committee of Venture Philanthropy Partners. He received his JD from Yale Law School in 1979. He also attended Princeton University (AB, 1974, Woodrow Wilson Scholar), and Oxford University (BA, 1976, Marshall Scholar).