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.

WHAT WE DO

  • 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

 

Judi Chandlee Tribute to Teacher Grants: Deadline Extended to April 26, 2018

The family of Judi Chandlee, a longtime Dubuque Community School District teacher, has established an endowed (permanent) fund in her memory, with the Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools (FDPS). This fund supports annual classroom grants to teachers across the district. A minimum of $3,000 will be distributed in the spring of 2018 to fund equipment, supplies, or innovative educational experiences in Dubuque’s public schools.  

Who is eligible to apply for a grant?  All Dubuque Community School District certified teachers are eligible to apply through our partner, the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque's online grant management system.  School principals must approve each application before they are submitted.

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Funds

Allison Cress Endowment for Art Education 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
Don & Jean Johnson Memorial Scholarship Learn More | Give Now
Dubuque Community School District Scholarship Fund Learn More | Give Now
Education Enrichment Fund Learn More | Give Now
Falb Kendall Hunt Instrumental Music Fund Give Now
Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools Learn More | Give Now
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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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!

LIFTOFF LEVEL:  

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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Honor Roll Newsletter

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Contact
Jennifer Klinkhammer
Title Executive Director
Phone
15635882700
Address
700 Locust St., Ste. 195
Dubuque, IA 52001
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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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