Vibrant. Rural. Community.
Blandin Foundation is all about Minnesotans imagining, leading, and growing, vibrant, resilient, rural communities.
Where do you see your community today? And more importantly, where do you imagine your community tomorrow? At Blandin Foundation, we see a world of possibilities within your answers, and we are committed to the hard work ahead in realizing all that potential.
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Blandin Foundation welcomes Carolyn Olson
In November, Carolyn Olson joined Blandin Foundation as the Administrative Executive Assistant for our CEO, Vice President and Director of Human Resources and Board Services. In this role, she handles correspondence, travel and meeting logistics, and document management. To get to know Carolyn better, we asked her a few fun questions: What can’t you live [...]
Community leadership: Does it run in the family?
Two brothers. Two different leadership paths. Both Blandin Community Leadership Program (BCLP) alumni who have chosen to serve their rural community as mayor. Was it nature or nurture that laid their leadership stepping stones? Possibly a bit of both. “I had been in the military for 32 years. During that time, I learned a lot [...]
From Our Home to Capitol Hill
Today we’re joined by Colleena Bibeau, Indian Services Student Advocate and Tutor at Grand Rapids High School. This month she had the opportunity to accompany local students as they traveled to Washington D.C. to see the lighting of the Capitol Christmas Tree. Here’s her experience. When I saw the U.S. Capitol holiday tree from Leech [...]