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

FDPS Annual Fundraising Luncheon

The Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools (FDPS) 8th Annual Fundraising Luncheon has been postponed, stay tuned for additional information as it becomes available. If you are interested in making a donation, please contact Amy Unmacht, Executive Director at 563-588-2700 or amyu@dbqfoundation.org.

Announcement of the 2020 HOMETOWN ALUMNI 

The Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools (FDPS) is happy to announce that Susan Farber is the 2020 Distinguished Hometown Alumni Award Recipient. 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.

With the award, FDPS aims to share real-life examples of Dubuque 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 Ann McDonough, Cheryl Falb,  Susan Butler Ritts, Tim Hodge and Jeffrey Mozena.

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
Chris Chapman Memorial Fund 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
Ed and Patricia Alt DCSD STEM Staff Development Fund Give Now
Education Enrichment Fund Learn More | Give Now
Falb Kendall Hunt Instrumental Music Fund Give Now
FDPS Field Trip Fund Give Now
FDPS Hempstead Class of '73 Scholarship Give Now
FDPS Project Based Learning 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
John W. Seier Memorial Fund Give Now
Judi Chandlee Tribute to Teachers Endowment Learn More | Give Now
LEAP (Leadership Enrichment Afterschool Program) Learn More | Give Now
Sandra L. Beisker Scholarship Fund Give Now
Seiffert Family Teacher Appreciation Fund Learn More | Give Now
Tribute to Teachers Non-Endowed Fund Learn More | Give Now
Weidemann Family Washington Visual Performing Arts Fund Give Now
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Judi Chandlee Tribute to Teacher Grants

On May 5, National Teacher Appreciation Day, the Judi Chandlee Tribute to Teachers Grant Program opened up for the 2020 grants. The grants will be announced at the DCSD kick-off event in the fall and will provide much-needed funding for supplies and innovative educational experiences during the 2020-21 school year.

The annual grant program is primarily funded by the family of Judi Chandlee, a beloved Eisenhower Elementary teacher, who passed away in 2011. Private individuals and school district staff also make donations. The grants are available to any staff member in the DCSD.

This year, approximately $7,500 is available for grants. For additional information, click here. 

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Honor Roll Newsletter

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Contact
Amy Unmacht
Title Executive Director
Phone
15635882700
Address
700 Locust St., Ste. 195
Dubuque, IA 52001
Map
Board of Directors
  • Josh Weidemann, President
  • Zach Hodge, Vice President
  • Mathew Langenberg, Co-Treasurer
  • Merle Santjer, Co-Treasurer
  • Kevin Eipperle, Immediate Past President
  • Lauren Czenshiski
  • Tammy Duehr
  • Doug Horstmann
  • Dawn McCoy
  • Tim Perkins
  • Ulrike Schultz
  • Katie Stork
  • Carrie Tedore
  • Nan Welch
  • Ted Stieber (Life Member)
  • Stan Rheingans (Ex Officio)
  • Amy Unmacht (Ex Officio)

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Help your neighbors in need during COVID-19

The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque has activated the Greater Dubuque Disaster Recovery Fund in partnership with the United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States to provide a coordinated response to COVID-19. More than $550,000 has been raised so far to address pressing needs. Please consider a gift of any amount. 

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