The BSO board controls the Endowment Trust board. The BSO has the ability to appoint and to remove Endowment Trust board members. But they will not remove them because they are doing exactly what the leadership needs them to do by withholding funds in order to extract concessions. Even though the trust agreement defines the other six trustees other than CEO, board chair and treasurer as “members of the community who are neither officers, directors nor employees," all members other than the chair, Chris Bartlett, have long established connections to or are former members of the BSO board. The idea that the Endowment Trust is operating independently is laughable.