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J&J at TTS

Jim and Judy Brandenburg at Touch the Sky Prairie


“Born on a small prairie farm to children and grandchildren of turn of the century emigrants, I first experienced a world without trees. My earliest memories are of a landscape with an incessant wind and a bright open-sky sun. At a quiet and more than shy fourteen I made a first attempt at a new language. The resultant image of a shy fox from my second hand three-dollar camera spoke back to me with a loud, profound and life-changing voice.”

“Nearly fifty years later that voice is still whispering in my ear. The dialect is the same, even though I have tried many versions along the way. I traveled and photographed grand landscapes of the world. Many were covered with alluring luxurious forests and jungles. I even fulfilled a boyhood fantasy to live in a romantic wilderness log cabin beneath towering pines. But the visual language dialect that still seems to translate with the deepest meaning in my work is that of the open sky prairie-like landscape.”


Give to the Max Day is finally here! Each year generous supporters like you join us for the exciting 24 hour annual Give to the Max Day. On this day in 2012, over 53,000 people made donations, raising over $16.3 million (in one day) for Minnesota non-profits and schools.

Your generous support makes a meaningful difference to the preservation of tallgrass prairie in southwestern Minnesota.

Today, Minnesota’s Give to the Max Day, your gift may help us win an extra $1,000 for Touch the Sky Prairie National Wildlife Refuge.

Every gift made today helps our chances of winning a $1,000 Golden Ticket! By partnering with GiveMN, an online giving website for Minnesota nonprofits, the Brandenburg Prairie Foundation will have 25 chances to maximize your gift on Give to the Max Day!

Here’s the really exciting part: At the end of the day today, one donation from across Minnesota will be randomly selected for a $10,000 Super-sized Golden Ticket!

The more gifts we receive online today, the more our chances increase to receive that magical Golden Ticket! Just imagine if we could double the size of Touch the Sky Prairie! Please don’t miss this opportunity to be part of Minnesota’s greatest day of giving!


What is Give to the Max day? is the smart way for you to discover, support and engage with the charities that are right for you. The online giving platform allows you to easily find organizations that match your giving goals, support them through secure credit or debit card donations, receive automated tax deductible receipts through email, and conveniently track and record your donations in a single online location. You can now also fundraise for your favorite causes-like us-on GiveMN too by creating a fundraiser page.

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