About Us

We are building classrooms of tomorrow

our goal: to provide extraordinary education for our children

• S.M.A.R.T. Rooms for K-3rd grade

• Promethean ActivBoards

• Technology Upgrades for the

   Elementary and High Schools

• Spelling Bee sponsorship

• Collegiate Band Symposium and digital recording studio

• Special education speaking dictionary

• Scientific, cultural and historical field trips for grades K-12

• iPads for K-6

• Robotics

• Lego STEM kits

• Flexible Seating

• Vernier Lab Equipment for Science Dept

• Composer in Residence

• School Garden Start-up

The foundation is a tax exempt, non-profit organization under IRS Section 501 (c)(3). Contributions are deductible for federal income tax purposes to the extent allowed by the IRS.



• Planned and Deferred Giving

• Legacies and Bequests

• Endowment Fund

• Designated Fund

• Undesignated Fund

• Scholarships

Our board members serve for three year terms and cannot serve more than five consecutive 3 year terms.



Mark Larkoski, President

OPEN,  President

Karen Fouarge, Secretary

Lori Arndt, Treasurer

Board Members

Judy Bishop

Lisa Bruns

Viridiana Villarreal

Carrie Farr

Sue Helgeson

Barb Kaplan

Rod Krell

Doug Myers

Lois Nelson

Bill Rinkenberger

Roger Sorenson

Josh Toquam

Jennifer Walsh

Rachel Klemmensen

Payton Simon

School Representatives/School Board Representative

Barry Olson, Superintendent

Chris Staloch, BPES principal

Pam Hameister, School Board


Revenue Committee: to design and implement creative ways to raise money.

Allocations Committee: to review grant requests for reasonableness and make recommendations to the general board.

Publicity Committee: to create public awareness through all media sources.

Scholarship Committee: to administer the scholarship program by reviewing and selecting scholarship recipients.

Alumni Committee: to gather old friends and new Blossoms together.



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Blooming Prairie Education Foundation

PO BOX 521

Blooming Prairie, MN 55917