ICE Foundation Directors Run Companies with ICE Contracts

Foundations are legally allowed to hire companies led by its board members, but “it’s not best practice,” Aaron Dorfman, president and CEO of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, told Sludge. 

“If [the official or their firm] were being paid an unreasonable amount for services rendered,” that would be a private inurement, said Dorfman. But the ICE Foundation’s tax filings do not explicitly indicate the amount of money it has paid Worksite Financial Group, something that’s required, so it’s not clear whether the transactions are legal. 

Read the entire article in Sludge.