We invite you to support the Lion Fund

We invite you to support Des Moines Christian School and our mission to equip minds and nurture hearts to impact the world for Christ. DMC is launching the most ambitious giving campaign in our school’s history. Impact Tomorrow Today is a $29.5 million, five-year strategic giving plan engaging our entire DMC community in the future of our school. 

Your gift supports improvements to academic facilities, capacity for more students, cutting-edge classrooms and technology, investments in curricular and co-curricular programs, the best Christian faculty available, tuition assistance, and a strong financial base from which to operate with confidence. Thank you for supporting DMC.

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Why Give?

Cory Nikkel | DMC Director of Spiritual Life

"The new facility spaces, expanded curriculum, and continued resources from the Lion Fund all point to my dreams for our DMC Bible program. At the end of this Campaign, I see our school with unique Bible experiences for each department, and the high school years becoming a faith-forming, action-taking extension of their faith where students pursue their God-sized passions right now."



Imani Nwosa | DMC Student ('30)

Our family has been fortunate enough to be a part of the DMC community for the past seven years. 

Our older daughter Imani is in the third grade. She started in DMC Early Education at the age of three. Our three-year-old daughter Gabrielle, is also now a part of Early Education.

This summer Imani started saving any extra money she received and as well as doing additional chores around the house. We learned that her plan was to give the money she earned to DMC.

Imani was so happy to surprise Elementary Principal Mrs. Lowe by giving her the envelope filled with money she earned. Her wish was for the money to go towards purchasing new library books.


Todd and Lorna Goeldner | DMC Alumni Parents and Grandparents

The year 2020 marks more than 30 years that our family has been a part of the DMC family. Throughout the years, we’ve experienced God’s provision and protection of our school. 

Our daughters Ashley ('05), Courtney ('08) and Stephanie ('11) have graduated and we have four grandchildren.  Our granddaughter Grace is in first grade at DMC, and it gives us tremendous joy watching her learn and understand God’s love for her.  We’ve found there’s no better job in the world than being a grandparent, and watching your life come full circle at this stage is a fulfilling experience.


Sidnee Phillips | DMC Class of 2017

When I transferred to DMC as a freshman, I didn’t know I’d be entering a lifetime community. My four short years there define my friendships and connections. I was involved in volleyball, show choir and student council. DMC made such an impact on me academically, personally and spiritually, preparing me for my next chapter in college and beyond. Right after graduating in 2017, I made my first gift to DMC.

Now I’m living in North Carolina, finishing up my Organizational Studies degree online through the University of Iowa and starting my career at Chick Fil A as Executive Director of a new store opening in Hope Mills, NC. I hope to one day own my own franchise. 

It’s not that I’m super passionate about chicken! But I am passionate about company culture!

At DMC many parents came into the classroom and spoke to high school students about their careers. I realized it’s necessary for Chrsitians to be in business and Chick Fil A is a great alignment with my values.


John Leusink | DMC Alumni Parent and Board Member

In the past five years, DMC has grown exponentially, not only in enrollment but in leadership, infrastructure and programming. As we look to the future, I want Des Moines Christian School to be THE model for Christian education throughout our state and beyond. The implementation of this campaign demonstrates our commitment to best practices that ultimately affect how we carry out our mission.