Christine Ahn is a fellow at the Korean Policy Institute, an independent research and educational institute whose mission is to provide timely analysis of United States policies toward Korea and developments on the Korean peninsula. Ahn also serves as fellow at the Oakland Institute, a policy think tank with the goal of increasing public participation in critical economic and environmental issues, including climate change, foreign aid and trade, and international policy. She co-authored the groundbreaking Georgetown University report with philanthropy expert Pablo Eisenberg, “Trustee Fees: Use and Abuse.”


Foundation Trustee Fees: Use and Abuse

Posted on October 29, 2003 by Channapha Khamvongsa, Christine Ahn, Pablo Eisenberg

Many foundations pay trustees for their board service, and trustee fees count as part of the mandated 5 percent annual payout for foundations. This report examines the 990-PF reports of 238 foundations in order to study the rationale behind and necessity of trustee fees. It recommends limitations on trustee fees and modifications to the 990-PF form, and provides detailed data… Read More