Nominate a Distinguished Hometown Alum Today

Contact: Amy Unmacht, Executive Director

Phone: 563.588.2700


For Immediate Release:  December 3, 2018

DUBUQUE, IA— 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 philanthropist 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.  Submit your nominations at or call 563.588.2700 to request a printed form.

For more information, contact FDPS Executive Director Amy Unmacht 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.