Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools

MISSION: The Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools (formerly the Dubuque Community School District Foundation) promotes the importance of public education by increasing community investment for the enhancement of student achievement in the Dubuque Public Schools. FDPS is a nonprofit organization committed to providing resources for all students of the Dubuque Community School District.

Pauline Chilton  Dancing with the Stars - Dubuque Style!

We are excited to announce that Pauline Chilton will be raising funds on behalf of the Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools during this year's Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce event: Dancing With the Stars - Dubuque Style!

Pauline has served on the FDPS board of directors since 2015. She is a public school parent, realtor with EXIT Realty, and active community member. Follow FDPS and Pauline on facebook to participate in some new fundraising events connected to her efforts  - or make an online donation now!  Just click the "Donate Now" button in the upper right corner of our webpage and type "Dancing with the Stars" in the notes.

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 and funds raised by the Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools (FDPS).  Thank you to our 2016-2017 sponsors!

LIFTOFF LEVEL: Longshadow Foundation, Ed and Susan Ritts, Theisen’s Home-Farm-Auto

SPRINGBOARD LEVEL: Lynn and Cindy Fuller

JUMPSTART LEVEL: Rommel and Donnelle Fuerste, James and Pamela Miller, Schoen Family Charitable Trust

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

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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
Dubuque Community School District Scholarship Fund Learn More | Give Now
Falb Kendall Hunt Instrumental Music Fund Give Now
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J. L. Stangeland Memorial Scholarship Learn More | Give Now
J.L. Stangeland Memorial Scholarship 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, Suite 195
Dubuque, IA 52001
Board of Directors
  • Kevin Eipperle, President
  • Josh Weidemann, Vice-President
  • Merle Santjer, Treasurer
  • Doug Horstmann, Secretary
  • Roy Hansen, Immediate Past President
  • Sandra Beisker
  • Pauline Chilton
  • Tammy Duehr
  • Mark Fassbinder
  • Maurice Jones
  • Stan Rheingans (Ex Oficio)
  • Ulrike Schultz
  • Chuck Seymour
  • Ted Stieber (Life Member)


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