Cheryl Kester CFRE, GPC

The Kester Group, LLC

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The Kester Group, LLC


I have been a grants professional since 1999, starting out in higher ed. Since 2005, I have been a consultant. Today I specialize in federal grants, speaking/training, and program evaluation. From 2017 to early 2019 I also served as grants director of an Arkansas performing arts center. New clients are limited to federal proposals.

I have a passion for introducing others into this profession and helping them build their grantsmanship skills. I enjoy teaching workshops and making presentations all over the country for GPA chapters, AFP chapters and at national conferences. I also serve on grant review panels, from United Way to Federal review panels.

Specialties: Grants, higher education, federal grants, training/speaking, writing, health care, non-profits, project design