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Announces First “LEAF 742 Distinguished Alumni Award”

January 24, 2023

LEAF’s first award goes to Mark Bragelman. Mark is an Apollo High School and St. Cloud State University graduate.It is the intention of LEAF to recognize outstanding District 742 alumni who have made the St. Cloud area their home and have had a positive impact on the community.

The award criteria is:
• Must be a graduate of a District 742 High School.
• Must have stayed in the St. Cloud area throughout their adult years.
• Must have made a significant contribution to the St. Cloud community.

Mark Bragelman has been with Liberty Bank Minnesota for 48 years and has served as CEO for the past 20 years. Mark has given back to his community in many ways, most notably through his work in organizing the annual Liberty Block Party, his service on the St. Cloud City Council, as a Salvation Army past board member, and as founding director of the Downtown Council. Mark also served on the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Community
Board and the Freddie Mac Advisory Board in Washington DC. In both 1995 and 2015, St. Cloud’s Mayor has
declared a “Mark Bragelman Day” in St. Cloud in recognition of his many contributions to our City. Mark has
had opportunities to work elsewhere but has stayed in his hometown and continues to make significant contributions. Mark and his wife Cindy have two daughters: Kacey and Hannah.

Mark will be awarded the “LEAF 742 Distinguished Alumni Award” at the LEAF Night of the Stars Variety
Show on February 11. Information about the show and how to purchase tickets can be found on the LEAF webpage: