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 TEACHERS GRANT PROGRAM


On May 8th, National Teacher Appreciation Day, more than $4,200 in classroom grants were awarded to Dubuque Community School District (DCSD) teachers through the Judi Chandlee Tribute to Teachers Grant Program. The gifts will provide much needed funding for supplies, equipment, and innovative educational experiences during the 2018-2019 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. Donations have also been received from private individuals, school district staff, and local businesses such as Premier Bank. 2018 Judi Chandlee Tribute to Teachers grants were awarded to the following:   

• Prescott Elementary – Nicole Kimm

• Prescott Elementary – Nicole Gossling

• Prescott Elementary – Melanie McDonough

• Roosevelt Middle School – Jamie Easley

• Carver Elementary – Kelly Neumann

• Alta Vista Campus – Lisa Lueken & Rachel Evanoff

• Kennedy Elementary – Multi-Cat Teachers

• Washington Middle School – Michelle Mentz

• Marshall Elementary – Erin Hermsen

An additional $100 classroom grant was presented to Brandi Moeggenberg, the Dubuque Educator’s Association “Teacher of the Year”, at their annual dinner on May 10th. 

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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
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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
Seiffert Family Teacher Appreciation Fund 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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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
  • Chuck Seymour
  • Ted Stieber (Life Member)
  • Stan Rheingans (Ex Officio)
  • Amy Unmacht (Ex Officio)

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