Legacy and Leadership

Creating legacy through leadership is nothing new to the Greater Itasca Area, In fact, legacy and leadership is in our DNA thanks to many of the trail blazers that

shaped our area. Best known - and rightfully so - is Charles K. Blandin. 2016 marks the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Blandin Foundation - this video celebrates the vision of Mr. Blandin, and more importantly his legacy of community leadership. Our Community Foundation is a recipient of this legacy. In fact, it would be fair to say that without the initial leadership and continued funding of the Blandin Foundation, we probably would not exist - and certainly not as an independent Community Foundation serving the people and communities of the Greater Itasca Area. We are all fortunate for this legacy and for this continued leadership by the Blandin Foundation!

The Community Foundation is honored to play a small role in celebrating this 75th anniversary through the production of this video. This video is not about us...and in truth it really isn't "about" Mr. Blandin. This video speaks to the spirit of community leadership that shapes who we are as a "place". This video is about what we can be - because it's in our DNA.

Go to our new Legacy Page to view all the different Leadership videos!


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