• Davenport Schools Foundation
    Executive Director, Ami Allard Wells
    1702 North Main Street
    Davenport, Iowa 52803
    Phone: Ami (563) 336-7436   

  • News, Events, and Announcements

    Tribute to Teachers

    “Teachers teach because they care. Teaching young people is what they do best. It requires long hours, patience and care.”   — Horace Mann — A Tribute to Teachers is an annual initiative of the Davenport Schools Foundation to give alumni, families and friends the opportunity to honor that special educator (past or present) of the Davenport Community Schools. A tribute can be made to honor any teacher, principal, coach – any educator who made a difference in their lives! With this tax-deductible gift to the Davenport Schools Foundation (suggested minimum…
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    Kiwanis Club of Davenport awards $25,000.00 to Foundation

      The Davenport Schools Foundation received a $25,000.00 grant from the Kiwanis Club of Davenport. The funds will be used to create a new program for the district called “Opportunity for All”.  THANK YOU, Kiwanis for your support! Opportunity for All

    2018 Birdies for Charity #969

    Birdies for Charity #969 The 2018 John Deere Classic Birdies for Charity Program is in full swing.  The Davenport Schools Foundation (Birdies 969) will be one of 500 regional charities to benefit from the program this year.  According to Kristy Ketcham Jackson, Birdies for Charity director, ongoing support from John Deere will continue to cover the administrative costs of the Birdies for Charities program allowing 100% of the money pledged plus the bonus going directly to the charity. Once again, the John Deere Foundation will match all donations up to $325,000 made…
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    DSF Scholarships Total Over $95,000 in Awards

    The Davenport Schools Foundation has awarded and coordinated $80,500 in scholarships, which will be presented to 36 graduating seniors from Central, North , West and Mid City high schools, according to DSF President John Korn. In addition, over $17,000 will be given to previous winners who won multi-year awards such as the Hanae Fujiwara Wiese, Kathryn Bell Tate, and Jane Grady Scholarships. DSF Scholarship Committee co-chairs Manny Fritz and Sherry Freese led a team of volunteers who reviewed hundreds of applications for the scholarships ranging in amount from $300 to $14,000. The…
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    Kiwanis Club of Davenport Grant Benefits Great Minds

    The Great Minds Program received a $500 grant from the Kiwanis Club of Davenport. The funds will be used to help cover transportation costs for trips to the River Music Experience, Figge Museum, Putnam Museum and German Heritage Museum.  THANK YOU Kiwanis for your support! The Davenport Schools Foundation Great Minds Program in partnership with the Davenport Community School District provides curriculum-driven experiential learning field trips to over 10,000 kindergarten through eighth grade students in the district. Great Minds is made possible by monetary and in-kind donations received from individuals and organizations…
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    Falcon Class of ’66 Helping “Friends of West” Scholarships Grow

    Calling all Class of ’66 Falcons…we need your help! Alumni are asked to consider a gift towards the “Friends of West” Scholarship in honor of their 50th Reunion this summer. Thanks to generous start-up gifts from Davenport West alumni Robin Tuczak and Tony and Mary Williams, the Friends of West Scholarship is well on its way to reaching the $20,000 goal.  The general academic scholarship will be awarded to a West grad each spring once the self-sustaining level ($20K) is reached. To contribute, make checks payable to DSF with “Friends of West”…
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    CHS Class of ’79 Scholarship Continues to Grow

    The Central High School Class of 1979 has done remarkable work raising funds for a new scholarship to benefit graduating CHS students.  Inspired by the Classes of ’59 and ’64, the Class of ’79 kicked off a campaign at their 35th Reunion to create the new academic scholarship.  To date, $13,000 of the $20,000 needed to reach the goal has been received.  DSF Scholarship Chair Sherry Freese said the Foundation board has been very impressed by the new effort to produce scholarships. “As alumni get older they realize the importance of such legacy gifts….
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    Davenport Schools Foundation Gifted $100,000 for New Scholarship

    The Davenport Schools Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of the Jan Mutum Educator Opportunity Scholarship. The scholarship was established by the family of Jan Mutum and is only available to West High School students. This scholarship was created to help serve bridge the more significant financial hurdles which face many Davenport West students as they consider their college or next-step options following high school. Applications will be open to students planning to enter the field of education—as a teacher, administrator, counselor, coach, etc. Visit the Davenport Schools Foundation…
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    2015 Major Saver Campaign

    The 2015 Major Saver Discount Card campaign was a huge success. Thanks to the campaign and all the hard work of the teachers, students and parents, we raised $59,842.50 for the Great Minds program.  The funds will be used to provide educational opportunities and field trips for students in the Davenport Schools.  The $15 card features 19 buy-one-get-one free offers from local businesses. The 2015 participating restaurants/establishments are: Putnam Museum, City of Davenport Parks & Rec, Café Express, QC Entertainment, Dunkin’ Donuts, Coldstone Creamery, Casey’s General Store, Subway, Wise Guys, Bowls Urban Eats, Happy…
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    DSF Offers YOU Online Gift Processing

    Donating to the Davenport Schools Foundation is just a mouse-click away.  When you want to contribute to the Foundation for a scholarship, Tribute to Teachers, Birdies for Charity, whatever … just go to www.davenportschools.org/foundation and find the “Donate NOW!” button on our main page. It’s fast, easy and secure. There is a line on the form for stating the fund or scholarship for which your gift is targeted. And gifts can be made via Discover, Visa or MasterCard credit card systems. Any questions, call the DSF office at 563-336-5004 and…
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