IRS, MN AG Asked To Investigate Bremer

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) has asked the federal and state authorities to investigate the Otto Bremer Foundation after its three trustees installed themselves as co-CEOs.

The foundation’s three trustees — S. Brian Lipschultz, Daniel Reardon and Charlotte Johnson — announced their intention to become co-CEOs after the departure of former Executive Director Randi Roth last summer.

“Ms. Roth’s position — executive director of philanthropy — was eliminated in June when the trustees determined that they could best carry out their duties and responsibilities by simplifying the reporting structure of the staff,” said Jon Austin, a communications consultant serving as a spokesman for the St. Paul, Minn.-based foundation.

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