Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools Announces
$70K to Judi Chandlee Tribute to Teachers Fund
DUBUQUE, IOWA—The Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools (FDPS) will announce a $70,000 gift from the family of the late Judi Chandlee in support of classroom grants across the district on Friday, January 6th. The announcement will be made at Eisenhower Elementary School during a 2:00pm assembly celebrating kindness, the character word of the month. Chad and Laura Chandlee, in addition to other members of the family, will be present to participate in the assembly.
Judi Chandlee served Dubuque’s students and families for more than 30 years as a kindergarten teacher at Eisenhower Elementary school. She passed away in 2011, after battling cancer. This significant gift from Judi’s family has been given to memorialize what would have been her 70th birthday, and to show support for all teachers and students in Dubuque’s public schools.
The Judi Chandlee Tribute to Teachers fund is an endowment, or permanent fund, invested with FDPS’ partner agency, the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque. The annual earnings will be used to provide classroom grants for current teachers in the Dubuque Community School District, as overseen by FDPS. Friends, family, school district staff, and the public are invited to make their own charitable gifts to this fund, in support of grants to teachers now, and forever.