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

2019 HOMETOWN ALUMNI NOMINATIONS

The Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools (FDPS) is seeking nominations for the 2019 Distinguished Hometown Alumni Award. The award recognizes Dubuque Community School District graduates who currently live in the Dubuque area and have made a significant impact in the community. The winner will be honored at the FDPS Enhancing Excellence Luncheon on April 9, 2019.

With the award, FDPS aims to share real-life examples of Senior High School, Hempstead High School 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 recipients include philanthropists and community leaders, such as Cheryl Falb and Susan Butler Ritts, Tim Hodge and Jeffrey Mozena.

Anyone may submit a nomination for the Distinguished Hometown Alumni award through January 18, 2019.  Email your nominations to amyu@dbqfoundation.org or call 563.588.2700 to request a printed form.

Nomination Form : 2019 Hometown Alumni Award 

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
FDPS Hempstead Class of '73 Scholarship Learn More | 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
Seiffert Family Teacher Appreciation Fund Learn More | Give Now
Tribute to Teachers Non-Endowed Fund Learn More | Give Now
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Contact
Amy Unmacht
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
  • Tammy Duehr
  • Mark Fassbinder
  • Roy Hansen
  • Zach Hodge
  • Ulrike Schultz
  • Ted Stieber (Life Member)
  • Stan Rheingans (Ex Officio)
  • Amy Unmacht (Ex Officio)

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