The Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools Requests Nominations for Distinguished Hometown Alumni Award

DUBUQUE, IA— The Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools (FDPS) is seeking nominations for the 2018 Distinguished Hometown Alumni Award. This fourth annual award will be given to a past Dubuque Community School District alumnus who currently lives in the Dubuque area and has made a significant impact in the community. The winner will be honored at the FDPS Enhancing Excellence Luncheon on April 10, 2018.

The Foundation gives this annual award to recognize the achievements of local public school graduates and celebrate their impact in the community. We want to share real-life examples of Senior, Hempstead and Alternative Learning Center alumni who have benefitted from Dubuque’s public education and have used their time, talent, or resources for the betterment of others.  Previous winners include Cheryl Falb, Susan Butler Ritts, and Tim Hodge.

The public may submit nominations for the Distinguished Hometown Alumni award until January 15, 2018.  Submit your nominations online at or call 563.588.2700 to request a printed form.

For more information, contact FDPS Executive Director Jennifer Klinkhammer at or 563.588.2700, or visit


The Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools (FDPS) supports academic achievement by promoting community investment in the Dubuque Public Schools. FDPS board members and staff fulfill this mission by securing financial gifts and grants for school programs and projects that are not currently supported by public tax dollars. Learn more at



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Founded in 2002, the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque strengthens communities and inspires giving. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life throughout Northeast Iowa by serving donors, making grants to local nonprofit organizations, and providing community leadership through convening and collaboration. Guided by the values of integrity, equity and inclusion, collaboration, excellence and innovation, we seek to ensure a vibrant and inclusive Greater Dubuque region with resources and opportunity for all.