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build an outdoor
performance facility
for the
New Prague area

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Our goal is to raise at least $1,000,000 dollars to fund construction of an outdoor performance facility in New Prague.

The intermediate goals are to raise:

  • $500,000 by the end of 2023 (WE MADE IT!)

  • $250,000 more by the end of 2024 (WE MADE IT in 2023!)

  • an additional $250,000 by the end of 2025


Any funds raised above our goal will be used for improvements to the building and site.

A 501(c)(3) tax-exempt foundation – The Forward New Prague Foundation (EIN # 92-1785025) – is handling donations.  Use the form on the right to make a donation, or you can mail your donations to the PO box listed below. 

Click here to see our full fundraising proposal

Donors Providing a Gift of $5,000 or More
  • $100,000 Pledged (Den & Sandy Gardner/Gardner & Gardner Communications)

  • $99,999 Pledged (Broz Hotel/Chris & Nichole Davis Family)

  • $75,000 Pledged (Minnwest Bank New Prague)

  • $75,000 Pledged (Dr. Mike & Kay Wilcox)

  • $51,000 Pledged (Chart Industries)

  • $50,000 Pledged (Brusseau Investments/Lisa and Shannon Brusseau)

  • $30,000 Pledged (Dan & Dara Bishop/Wells Fargo Advisors)

  • $30,000 Pledged (Luther, McFarland, Kuehner, Sell & Assoc. - Ameriprise Financial services, LLC)

  • $30,000 Pledged (Palmer & Susan Welcome/Welcome Auto)

  • $25,000 Pledged (New Prague Chamber)

  • $25,000 Pledged (New Prague Fire Relief Association)

  • $25,000 Pledged (Brad & Kytyn Schoenbauer)

  • $25,000 Pledged (Dr. Jon & Kate Colling)

  • $22,500 Pledged (Scott Equipment Co.)

  • $15,000 Pledged (Bevcomm)

  • $15,000 Pledged (Dr. Steve Kivi)

  • $12,000 Pledged (New Prague Rotary + national Rotary grant TBD)

  • $10,000 Pledged (Jerry & Mary Walerius)

  • $10,000 Pledged (Pat & Margaret Sullivan)

  • $7,500 Pledged (Tupy Insurance)

  • $6,486 (2023 Silent Auction Revenue)

  • $6,000 Pledged (anonymous)

  • $5,500 Pledged (Michael Traxler Wealth Management, LLC/Mike & Colleen Traxler)

  • $5,125 Pledged (Bruce & Becky Wolf)

  • $5,000 Pledged (New Prague Park Board)

  • $5,000 Pledged (Tom & Megan Vanasek)

  • $5,000 Pledged (Choate and Company/McDonald’s/New Prague)

  • $5,000 Pledged (State Farm Insurance/Molly McGillen)

  • $5,000 Pledged (Matt and Maggie Goldade)

  • $5,000 Pledged (Mayo Foundation)

  • $61,155 Pledged (100 for 100K donors/other donations)

  • $5,000 (NP Times & KCHK Radio - Media packages)

  • $5,000 (Eric Bever - pro bono legal work)

There are 40+ additional individuals/businesses that have contributed between $25 and $4,999.

Or scan the QR code below to make a donation

100 for $100K

Be one of “100 for $100K”

pledge $1,000 between now and the end of 2025.

If you want to contribute by check to the 100 for 100K promotion for POPS, make check payable to:

Forward New Prague Foundation.

Please send check to:

Den Gardner, Chair

Forward New Prague Foundation

305 Columbus Ave. South

New Prague, MN 56071

The POPS committee is selling t-Shirts to promote and raise funds for POPS!


Arts and activities enthusiasts: For just $25 (plus $7 shipping and handling if you want it sent to you) you can help support the POPS Committee and its efforts to  build an outdoor performance venue by purchasing a POPS t-shirt. Wear it with pride as we promote efforts for this community, privately-financed outdoor stage. 


Use the form on the left below to order a t-shirt that gets shipped to you. 


Use the form on the right below to order a t-shirt that you will pick up from Den.

Contact Den Gardner, chair of the POPS Committee, for more information or arrange to pickup your t-shirt.  E-mail Den at:; or phone him at 612-325-3981.

Order a t-shirt to be mailed to you.

 $25 (plus $7 shipping and handling)


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