When you do good for others, you do good for yourself.
Zachary Moen strongly believes that he has an obligation to give back to the arts community that has given so much to him. He gives back to the arts through donations, pro bono legal services, nonprofit board leadership positions, and volunteering.
Giving Back by Donating at Least 10% of Profits to Nonprofit Arts Organizations
Zachary Moen has pledged to donate at least 10% of all profits from the sale of stringed instruments or from services rendered as a fine arts attorney to nonprofit arts organizations that provide music or arts education or experiences to children in need.
Giving Back by Providing Pro Bono Legal Services to the Arts
"Every lawyer, regardless of professional prominence or professional workload, has a responsibility to provide legal services to those unable to pay, and personal involvement in the problems of the disadvantaged can be one of the most rewarding experiences in the life of a lawyer. The American Bar Association urges all lawyers to provide a minimum of 50 hours of pro bono services annually. " American Bar Association Model Rule 6.1, Cmt. 1.
Zachary Moen PLLC strives meet to exceed the guidelines set forth by the American Bar Association for voluntary pro bono service by attorneys by providing at least fifty (50) hours per year of legal services per year to artists, musicians, and non-profit arts organizations.
Giving Back to Music Education by Serving as a Partner to The Open String
Zachary Moen and his wife Shannon Fitzsimons Moen serve as partners in Detroit to The Open String, a volunteer-based non-profit that helps musicians in need by producing benefit concerts, regranting donated supplies, and sourcing quality instruments for after school programs and individuals.
In their role with The Open String, Mr. and Mrs. Moen provide no cost instrument maintenance and repair and no cost high quality student violins, violas, cellos, bows, cases, accessories, and strings to non-profit organizations in Detroit that offer no cost after school string education programs to children in need.
Giving Back to the Violin Trade by Serving on the Board of Directors of the Violin Society of America
Zachary Moen is honored to serve on the Board of Directors of the Violin Society of America (VSA). The VSA promotes the art and science of making, repairing and preserving musical instruments of the violin family and their bows, including study of the history, players, literature, materials, construction practices and acoustics of such instruments. The VSA holds international makers’ competitions, furthers research, publishes papers and journals and sponsors assemblies of violin experts, makers and players.g study of the history, players, literature, materials, construction practices and acoustics of such instruments. The Society holds international makers’ competitions, furthers research, publishes papers and journals and sponsors assemblies of violin experts, makers and players