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Northland Foundation honors Chris Langenbrunner

Chris Langenbrunner

Chris Langenbrunner received the Leadership Star, Champion for Children and Youth Award.

The Northland Foundation honored Langenbrunner during the 25th Anniversary Celebration of its KIDS PLUS Program held on Oct. 5 in Duluth. She is the local coordinator of both the KIDS PLUS Early Childhood Coalition and AGE to age Initiative in Two Harbors.

"It is no wonder that Two Harbors was chosen as the 2017 Best Intergenerational Community in the country by Generations United and the Eisner Foundation," said Tony Sertich, president of the Northland Foundation. "Chris' experience and strong focus on collaboration with others really takes her work in Two Harbors to the next level."

Langenbrunner is the community education director for the Lake Superior School District, and she has been connected to the KIDS PLUS Program for 24 years — first in Hermantown back in the 1990s, later in Cloquet, and now in Two Harbors.

"Chris gives generously of her time, knowledge and compassion," said Lynn Haglin, who is the vice president/KIDS PLUS Director at Northland Foundation. "She actively seeks out partnerships that expand opportunities for people of all ages in her community with amazing results."

The Northland Foundation invests in people and communities to support a thriving Northeastern Minnesota. The foundation's core activities include its grant program, KIDS PLUS program, business finance program, and other special initiatives serving Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis counties. For more information vist