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The NPLSF Board of DIRECTORS Welcomes Fawn Bernhardt-Norvell

St Paul, Minn. – The National Parks of Lake Superior Foundation (NPLSF) is pleased to announce the appointment Fawn Bernhardt-Norvell to it's Board of Directors. Fawn joined the NPLSF board in 2020 and will serve alongside eight other board members who each serve three-year terms.

“Fawn brings a love for Lake Superior as well as a passion for our mission,” said Tom Irvine, NPLSF board chair. “She has been a leaders in her field and has a wealth of expertise working in both corporate and nonprofits sectors. We’re excited to add this skilled and enthusiastic director who can help us ensure that people enjoy our national parks today and for decades to come.”

Fawn has a lifelong relationship with Lake Superior in Minnesota and Wisconsin. She spent her childhood camping and recreating on Lake Superior's south shore and has a strong belief that Lake Superior and the surrounding areas must be protected and preserved. With a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from Lewis and Clark College, Norvell has spent 26 years working in non-profit development and management, including holding key positions at Wellstone Action, The Jeremiah Program, and Hennepin Theater Trust. She currently serves as the development director for the Center for Victims of Torture.

“I have been camping in this region since I was an infant; my happy place is outdoors,” said Norvell. “I believe that climate change is one of the biggest and most important issues of our lives, and we all need to do whatever it takes to hand our children a better planet.”

To learn more about NPLSF’s board members, mission, programs, and initiatives visit


About NPLSF The National Parks of Lake Superior Foundation (NPLSF) exists to provide financial support for projects and programs that preserve the five Lake Superior national parks' natural resources and cultural heritage. Funded through grants and private donations, NPLSF projects and programs ensure that these great parks and historic sites are maintained for the enjoyment of visitors today and generations of visitors to come.


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