Support DMC

We are grateful for your interest in supporting Des Moines Christian School. Our giving philosophy is giving our time, our talent and our financial resources to deepen and enrich the student experience. Giving allows our community to play an active role in advancing our mission now and for future generations.

Gathering

Attending activities and events are great ways to meet other families, cultivate relationships and celebrate how God is using DMC to impact our community. We have numerous student activities and two charitable events that connect our current families and employees to our alumni, alumni parents and grandparents. Check out the school calendar to attend an event.

Getting Involved

Volunteers play an important part in the DMC educational experience. Each year, hundreds of parents, alumni, alumni parents, and grandparents serve at the school. Your skills and resources impact the DMC experience in remarkable ways. Learn more

Giving

Lion Fund

The Lion Fund consists of fundamental programming needs which make up our Family of Funds. Each year, DMC relies on annual giving contributions to provide programming, equipment and enhancements to deepen the student experience in all areas of their education. Below are six areas of interest where you may direct your gift. Donate now

Greatest Need
Your unrestricted gift will be directed to our greatest area of need.

Scholarships
Annual gifts provide assistance to students whose families demonstrate need through an independent financial aid application process and who would otherwise likely not be able to attend DMC. This fund impacts approximately 1:6 students annually.

Professional Development
DMC strives to recruit and retain faculty who teach to the highest standards, are passionate about educating your children, are mission driven and desire to be lifelong learners.

Fine Arts
Gifts support the equipment needs in the areas of theater production, musical instruments, costumes, set design and visual arts.

Athletics
Gifts provide funding for all sports programs to include equipment, uniforms, programming and facilities.

Technology and Innovation
Annual gifts provide funding to facilitate student learning through innovative and challenging curriculum that provides a classroom experience that is ever-changing.

The Lion Fund supports the mission through the school's operating budget. Should designated contributions exceed a fund's budget limit, the school directs the use of such funds to the area of greatest need.

Mission Trip
One unique, spiritual formation opportunity we have is to provide a short term, international mission trip for students in grades 9-12 to fulfill our mission of impacting the world for Christ. Donate now
Business Sponsorships
Our business sponsors are committed partners to the mission of the school. Sponsorships financially support our annual giving campaign - the Lion Fund. Become a partner today. Program details
Capital Campaigns
Capital gifts to DMC leave a lasting legacy for current and future students by strengthening the delivery of our programs and advancing the ongoing fulfillment of the DMC mission. In recent years, Capital gifts made by our many generous donors have included two new additions to our campus - Lions Field (opened ‘15) and our Performance Hall (‘17). Renovations include High School science rooms, creation of a Middle School, furniture for common spaces and collaborative work spaces.  Make a pledge or donate now.
Tax Credit Scholarship Program (STO)
The Heart of Iowa STO is a completely separate entity comprised of Des Moines Christian School and several other Christian Schools. A family's need is determined by Iowa law, based on total income. Donors receive a 65% state of Iowa tax credit for donations to the STO and may also claim this gift on their federal income tax return. Tax credits are limited each calendar year. Contact Heart of Iowa Treasurer Abby Hoekstra with questions.
Now accepting pledges for 2019.
 United Way Giving Campaign
Many local employers run an annual United Way campaign this time of year, encouraging employees to give to local non-profit organizations through United Way. If you choose to declare a specific organization for your United Way gift, please know that Des Moines Christian School is an option. All United Way-based gifts are directed to the annual fund.

 Planned Giving
We are pleased to accept planned gifts through bequests, charitable trusts or life insurance to provide a future gift to DMC through your financial and estate plans. For more information, contact Julia Veenstra at (515) 252-2495.
Cash/Checks
Please make checks payable to Des Moines Christian School and send to:
Des Moines Christian School
Advancement Office
13007 Douglas Parkway
Urbandale, IA 50323

Credit Card

Give online using a debit or credit card.

Securities

To make a gift of stock, please contact Kristin Phillips at (515) 252-2497.

Matching Gifts

Many corporations have a matching gift program that can increase the size of your donation to DMC. Contact Kristin Phillips at (515) 252-2497 for more information.