William Bauerly Memorial Donation to Hempstead Drama Department

DUBUQUE, IOWA-- The family of William Bauerly, a 1980 graduate of Hempstead High School, recently donated $1,400 to the Hempstead High School Drama Department through the Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools (FDPS).

William Bauerly loved all aspects of live performance and often volunteered his assistance to his favorite theater groups by helping in the scene shop, as part of the crew, acting, or enjoying a live performance.  Upon his passing in August of 2015, William’s family contacted FDPS to accept memorial donations to support the Hempstead Drama Department in his name.  These gifts were used to construct a new work bench in the scene shop and replenish the lumber supply for set construction.

In recognition of the family’s gift, the theater staff installed a plaque with the following inscription:

“William Bauerly Memorial: In Honor of all Hempstead students and alumni who have dedicated their time to stage crew and construction, and a lifelong love for live performance.”

For more information, contact Jennifer Klinkhammer, FDPS executive director, at Jennifer@dbqfoundation.org or 563.588.2700 or visit www.dbqfoundation.org/FDPS.


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 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 www.dbqfoundation.org/FDPS.