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.

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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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
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, 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
  • Tammy Duehr
  • Mark Fassbinder
  • Stan Rheingans (Ex Oficio)
  • Ulrike Schultz
  • Chuck Seymour
  • Ted Stieber (Life Member)


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