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
Dine Out for Public Schools September 19
Dubuque’s “Dine Out for Public Schools” event will take place on Thursday, September 19, 2019, presented by the Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools (FDPS). “Dine Out” is a collaborative effort by local restaurants, the community, and FDPS to raise funds that help enrich Dubuque Community School District programs and projects. The goal is to encourage school district families and Dubuque residents to dine at participating restaurants in an effort to drive business at local eateries while fundraising for the district.
The public is encouraged to participate throughout the day by eating out at our partner restaurants or ordering food for delivery. Diners should be sure to tell their servers and cashiers that they are “dining out for public schools.”
The following participating restaurants will donate 10% of their sales to FDPS on September 19th:
7 Hills Brewing Co, 1085 Washington St.
Adobos Mexican Grill, 756 Main St.
Applebee’s Grill + Bar, 1395 Associates Dr.
Caroline's Restaurant, 200 Main St.
Dairy Queen, 1260 E. 16th St.
Falbo Bros Pizzeria, 3250 Kennedy Circle
Fazoli's, 1210 E. 16th St.
Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers, 2489 NW Arterial
Houlihan’s, 1801 Greyhound Park Rd
Junction 21, 7653 Old Highway Road
Knockout Melts, 3412 Pennsylvania Ave
Magoo’s Pizza and Magoo’s Brew, 1875 University Ave.
Oolong Asian Cuisine, 145 W. 11th St.
Pancheros Mexican Grill, 4840 Asbury Road
Pita Pit, 2515 NW Arterial
Subway, 2200 JFK Road
Subway, 2612 Dodge St.
Town Clock Inn, 799 Main St.
Wendy’s, 810 Wacker Drive
Wendy’s, 1255 E. 16th St.
Your Pie, 800 Wacker Dr.
The public is also encouraged to spread the word and join the fun by sharing photos of themselves “Dining Out” at partner restaurants and tagging the Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools on social media.
For more information, contact Amy Unmacht, FDPS executive director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 563.588.2700. Or, visit dbqfoundation.org/FDPS.
2020 HOMETOWN ALUMNI NOMINATIONS
The Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools (FDPS) is accepting nominations for the 2020 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.
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 Ann McDonough, Cheryl Falb, Susan Butler Ritts, Tim Hodge and Jeffrey Mozena.
Click here to download the nomination form.