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Trustees’ actions raise some serious questions

How does the rationale that the trustees “directly and actively manage the foundation staff” square with the presence, until they just forced her out, of an executive director? Does the foundation staff of 14 really require… Read More

Investigate Bremer Foundation salaries

A national philanthropy watchdog group wants a state investigation into what it describes as “suspicious and potentially illegal” salaries and activities by trustees of the St. Paul-based Otto Bremer Foundation, whose pay rivals that of CEOs… Read More

Watchdog Seeks Probe of Minn. Fund’s Booming Trustee Pay

A national nonprofit watchdog group is calling on Minnesota authorities to investigate a St. Paul-based foundation at which annual compensation for three trustees has increased nearly tenfold in the past decade to about $1.2-million, writes the… Read More

Bremer trustees paying themselves too much

A philanthropy watchdog group in Washington, D.C., wants Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson to investigate the Otto Bremer Foundation in the wake of last week's firing of executive director Randi Roth. The three trustees running the… Read More

Philanthropy and the Civil Rights Movement

For Immediate Release Lessons for Today's Social Justice Movement from the Freedom Funders New paper by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy looks at the top foundations that funded the civil rights movement Washington, D.C. (6/16/2014)… Read More


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