Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools

MISSION: The Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools (formerly the Dubuque Community School District Foundation) supports student achievement by promoting investment in the Dubuque Public Schools. FDPS is a nonprofit organization committed to providing resources for all students of the Dubuque Community School District.


  • We are creating a permanent funding source for Dubuque public schools by raising an endowment through major and planned gifts
  • We work with businesses, foundations, and private donors to build general, endowed and designated funds for educational programs in the district
  • We support the Dubuque Community School District's mission of developing world-class learners and citizens of character in a safe and inclusive learning community


Featured Program: LEAP (Leadership Enrichment Afterschool Programs)

LEAP (Leadership Enrichment Afterschool Program) offers a variety of after-school activities for middle-school students in Dubuque’s public schools, at no cost to their families.  With a network of community partners, LEAP engages students in broadening their educational experiences by trying new activities, discovering their strength and talents, expanding social circles, reinforcing productive behavior, and building self-confidence.

LEAP is supported by community partnerships with the DCSD and funds raised by the Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools (FDPS).  Thank you to our 2017-2018 sponsors!


LAUNCH PAD LEVEL: Doug and Karen Horstmann

JUMPSTART LEVEL: Lynn "Butch" and Cindy Fuller, James and Pamela Miller, Carpenters Local 678: North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters

Become a LEAP sponsor!  Download the LEAP Donation and Sponsorship Form

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Allison Cress Endowment for Art Education Learn More | Give Now
Alternative Learning Center Scholarship Endowment Fund Learn More | Give Now
Arthur J Miller Social Studies Scholarship Give Now
Beverly R. Hodge Fund for Dubuque Public Schools Give Now
Burgart Fund for Dubuque Public School Libraries Learn More | Give Now
Daniel J. Miller Scholarship Learn More | Give Now
Dubuque Community School District Scholarship Fund Learn More | Give Now
Falb Kendall Hunt Instrumental Music Fund Give Now
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Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools Endowment Fund Learn More | Give Now
J. L. Stangeland Memorial Scholarship Learn More | Give Now
Joe and Sue Kaesbauer Memorial Scholarship Fund Give Now
Judi Chandlee Tribute to Teachers Endowment Learn More | Give Now
LEAP (Leadership Enrichment Afterschool Program) Learn More | Give Now
Tribute to Teachers Non-Endowed Fund Learn More | Give Now
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Jennifer Klinkhammer
Title Executive Director
700 Locust St., Ste. 195
Dubuque, IA 52001
Board of Directors
  • Josh Weidemann, President
  • Doug Horstmann, Vice President
  • Merle Santjer, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Kevin Eipperle, Immediate Past President
  • Sandra Beisker
  • Tammy Duehr
  • Mark Fassbinder
  • Roy Hansen
  • Zach Hodge
  • Jennifer Klinkhammer (Ex Officio)
  • Stan Rheingans (Ex Officio)
  • Ulrike Schultz
  • Chuck Seymour
  • Ted Stieber (Life Member)


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