Zach Lightner joined the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of DeKalb County in 2018. He grew up in Northeast Indiana and attended college at Purdue University and then Law School at the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. Zach has worked in a variety of different law firms in Central and Northeastern Indiana. He recently joined the legal team of Burt, Blee, Dixon, Sutton, & Bloom, LLP in Fort Wayne, IN.
Zach first became acquainted with the CFDC when he began volunteering with Learning Link and then joined the Steering Committee in 2015. Zach is also involved with Auburn Main Street, The ACD Festival, The YMCA of DeKalb County, United Way of DeKalb County and The Auburn Noon Lions Club.
Zach lives in Auburn with his wife, Kristin, daughter Poppy, son Harry, and Golden Retriever, George. In his free time Zach enjoys working on his house and flying airplanes.