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Burgart Fund for Dubuque Public School Libraries

At a Glance

  • Supports Dubuque's public school libraries
  • $1000 awarded annually
  • Endowed fund = Support forever

About Us

Established in honor of retired Superintendent John Burgart to enhance resources in our school libraries. The Burgart Fund for Dubuque Public School Libraries is an endowed fund that grants annual awards to purchase books and materials. Investment earnings from this fund will support literacy in Dubuque FOREVER.

Mission

The Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools (FDPS) promotes the importance of public education by increasing community investment for the enhancement of student achievement in the Dubuque Public Schools. FDPS is a nonprofit organization supporting school pr

Basic Information

Phone

563.588.2700

Address

700 Locust Street, Suite 195 Dubuque, IA 52001

Director

Amy Unmacht

Director Email

amyu@dbqfoundation.org

Success Story

In January 2018, FDPS delivered a giant check in the amount of $1,000 to Dubuque Senior High School. These funds, from the Burgart Fund for Dubuque Public School Libraries, were used to purchase items for the Dubuque Senior High School library makerspace. During the visit, FDPS board and staff members introduced students to the idea of philanthropy and explained how individuals like John Burgart can make a lasting, positive impact in the community be becoming a philanthropist. A nonprofit partner of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, FDPS promotes the importance of public education by increasing community investment for the enhancement of student achievement in Dubuque's Public Schools.

Fund Details

Fund Name

Burgart Fund for Dubuque Public School Libraries

Year Founded

2009

Here for you. Amy Unmacht Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools Executive Director amyu@dbqfoundation.org 563-588-2700

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Burgart Fund for Dubuque Public School Libraries