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The Otto Bremer Trust’s Twin Cities Focus

With responsibilities including the oversight of investments and management of the trust as per its trust instrument, Daniel Reardon serves the Otto Bremer Trust alongside his fellow trustees and co-CEOs. In working with the Otto Bremer Trust, Daniel Reardon also ensures it maintains its support in the Twin Cities, to which a large portion of its funding activities are devoted.

The trust supports this area, which is made up of seven counties spanning the St. Paul and Minneapolis metro area, by focusing its investments on programs that help families and individuals develop self-reliance and financial stability. While this focus often includes providing for the basic needs of people, it is predominantly focused on offering support and access to the resources that help people attain self-sufficiency.

Examples of such opportunities include the creation of learning and development programs, the provision of tools, the creation of economic opportunities, and other strategies that engage both entire communities and individual families and people.


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