Philanthropy Watchdog Questions Minn. FDN Trustee Compensation

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy has asked the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office to investigate a St. Paul foundation for ballooning trustee compensation. The Otto Bremer Foundation paid the amounts of $456,468, $453,151, and $284,417 to three trustees in 2012, nearly a tenfold increase over the last decade. The three trustees ousted the foundation’s executive director this year and said they would become joint CEOs.

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