Newly Elected Member to Serve on BLACF Board of Directors

Newly Elected Member to Serve on BLACF Board of Directors

March 19, 2021 News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

Brainerd, MN — The Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation (BLACF) recently announced that Charles (Chuck) Albrecht has joined the Board of Directors. The Board governs BLACF, conducts development activities, approves grant decisions and works to engage people, connect resources and build community.  All members are volunteers and serve up to three, three year terms.

Active in the financial industry for more than 40 years, Chuck Albrecht is President/CEO at Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union serving the financial well-being of those in central Minnesota. He is a graduate of Central Lakes College, St. Cloud State University and Credit Union Executive Society CEO Institute. Chuck has a long history of community involvement including currently on the Board of the Region 5 Children’s Museum, past chairman of MCBI Christian Radio; past board member Central Region Essentia Health, Emeritus board member of Brainerd Lakes Area Development Corporation, and multiple leadership roles in the state trade association for 100 credit unions. Chuck and his wife Deb live in Merrifield, MN, and enjoy time with their two adult children and their families. They can often be found on the water or in the woods enjoying time together and many hobbies.

Karl Samp, BLACF Executive Director stated, “Chuck brings a ton of knowledge and experience around finances and investments, as well as being a champion for community initiatives. We are excited to welcome him to the board to aid us in our community work and continued growth.”  

The Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation (BLACF) attracts and administers charitable funds for the benefit of the local Brainerd area. Since 1998, BLACF has grown to over $16 million in assets and awarded over $6.6 million in grants to nonprofits.  The BLACF is governed by a local board of directors and is a partner of CommunityGiving, which is a collaborative of many community foundations united under a single framework to create efficiencies that maximize the impact of our donors.  Collectively, CommunityGiving administers over 880 funds totaling more than $185 million. Learn more at