Joe and Sue Kaesbauer Memorial Scholarship Fund
Weidemann Family Washington Visual Performing Arts Fund
Seiffert Family Teacher Appreciation Fund
Year Founded 2017
At A Glance
- Supports Hempstead High School Teachers
- Annual appreciation award
- Beginning in 2019
The Seiffert Family Teacher Appreciation Fund has been established to honor exceptional teachers at Hempstead High School in Dubuque, Iowa. The Seifferts are a family of educators. Bill Seiffert taught sociology at Hempstead for 37 years, retiring in 2010. His wife, Deb, was the librarian at Northeast Iowa Community College for 36 years, retiring in 2016. Their son, Andrew, is a music and social studies educator, and his wife, Alex, is a special education instructor, in Minnesota. Their daughter, Betsy, formerly an engineering professor in Florida, is now a research scientist at the Livermore National Research Lab in California. It is the Seiffert family wish to recognize educators who have gone above and beyond their job description to reach students and support their learning. In light of that mission, the family has created the Seiffert Family Teacher Appreciation Award to honor teachers at Hempstead High School with dollars for: Purchasing items for their personal use in the classroom Purchasing items for their department such as guest speakers, professional development seminars, etc. Purchasing items that would benefit students in the classroom such as software, novels, manipulatives, etc. A program they feel strongly about at Hempstead, such as a club, organization, team, etc. A program they feel strongly about in the district A speaker/presenter for the student body A donation to a nonprofit organization of their choice.
The Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools supports student achievement by promoting investment in the Dubuque Public Schools.
Sandra L. Beisker Scholarship Fund
Judi Chandlee Tribute to Teachers Endowment
Year Founded 2016
At A Glance
- Fund classroom grants
- Honor a favorite teacher
The Judi Chandlee Tribute to Teachers Endowment was created to provide classroom grants to teachers in the Dubuque Community School District. The fund is named in honor of Judi Chandlee, a longtime kindergarten teacher at Eisenhower Elementary School in Dubuque. Friends, family, Dubuque Community School District staff, and the public are invited to give to in support of grants to teachers now, and forever. This fund is endowed, meaning that donations are invested permanently, and the earnings are used to provide classroom grants for current teachers in the Dubuque Community School District. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Endow Iowa 25% State Tax Credit. Consider making a donation to the Judi Chandlee Tribute to Teachers Endowment to: give a gift in memory give a gift honoring past service give a gift honoring or thanking current service commemorate a birthday, anniversary, or holiday
Judi Chandlee Tribute to Teachers Non-Endowed Fund
Theressa Northouse’s students at Eisenhower Elementary School explored a real lead mine in Platteville, WI, thanks to a recent classroom grant. It was so cool, since in science we learned about rocks! We also got to see what life was like in the early 1900s. Thank you for letting us go on this awesome field trip! – Alayna, Eisenhower Student
John D. Soley Memorial Scholarship
J. L. Stangeland Memorial Scholarship
Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools Endowment Fund
Year Founded 2004
At A Glance
- FDPS funds school projects and programs that go beyond the school district budget
- Funded $250,000+ in gifts to support DCSD in 2022
- Endowed fund will provide support FOREVER
The FDPS endowment is a permanent fund that is invested in order to provide annual grant awards to Dubuque’s public schools now and FOREVER.
These grants will support programs and projects that are not sufficiently funded by the school district budget for current students and generations to come.
The Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools (formerly the Dubuque Community School District Foundation) promotes the importance of public education by increasing community investment for the enhancement of student achievement in the Dubuque Public Schools.
Benjamin Franklin once said An Investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. With that in mind, the Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools is investing their fundraising efforts in growing an endowment for the Dubuque Community School District. The FDPS endowment is a permanent fund that is invested in order to provide annual grant awards to Dubuque’s public schools now and FOREVER. These grants will support programs and projects that are not sufficiently funded by our tax dollars for current students and generations to come. Examples of eligible projects include school field trips, updated books and technology, after-school programming, classroom grants, innovative curriculum, and support for music, theater, art, and cultural education. We want to make sure that these extras are available to Dubuque’s students so that our schools will continue to be attractive to families and our children will always have a competitive edge.
John W. Seier Memorial Fund
Falb Kendall Hunt Instrumental Music Fund