We are so grateful that you are considering partnering with us as we invest in the lives of the incredible young people who walk through our doors each year. Thank you for taking the time to learn about the various contribution options available. Your generosity is a vital component of extending the DMCS legacy into the future.
The Annual Giving Family of Funds consists of the fundamental programming needs and allows donors to direct their gift to areas of interest. Each year, DMCS relies on Annual Giving contributions to provide programming, equipment and enhancements to deepen the student experience in all areas of their education. Below are several areas of interest where you may direct your gift.
Your unrestricted gift will be directed to our greatest area of need.
Tuition Assistance Fund
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 DMCS. This fund impacts approximately 1:6 students annually.
Professional Development Fund
DMCS strives to recruit and retain faculty who teach to the highest standards, are passionate about educating your kids, are mission driven and are excellent Christian role models.
Technology and Innovation Fund
Annual gifts provides funding for teachers to facilitate student learning through innovative and challenging curriculum that provides a classroom experience that is ever-changing.
Fine Arts Fund
Gifts support the equipment needs for our new performing arts center. These areas of impact include: theater productions, musical instruments, costumes, set design and visual artists.
Gifts provide funding for all sports programs. Areas of impact include: sports equipment, uniforms and facilities.
| Mission Trip
|God is doing incredible work through the Church. The energy, authenticity, fresh perspective and passion teenagers bring are a vibrant part of that. Mission trips help students take ownership and initiative. Eyes are opened. Passions are ignited. Possibilities are exposed. Pursuits begin. Mission trips help teenagers see what they are capable of. For many teenagers, mission trips represent a time and a place when God worked in and through their lives. More than a mere mountain-top high, these sacred spaces both anchor students in their faith and propel them forward in their relationship with God. DONATE NOW
|Our business partnerships are an essential part of our fabric. Business sponsorship packages are available. Consider joining with us today. Program details.
|Believe + Achieve Capital Campaign
|Our campus has expanded. We opened the 42,000 sq. ft. addition on August 28, 2017 to complete the Master Plan for our facilities, but furnishing this addition and renovation of an additional 25,000 sq. ft. existing facility requires additional support. Join us in equipping this space, providing students additional tools and spaces to create, innovate, collaborate, design, sing, worship, play and learn. 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 Cheryl Minor with questions.
| 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.
The Annual Giving Family of Funds supports faculty and students through the school's operating budget. Should designated contributions exceed a fund's limited budget, the school directs the use of such funds to the area of greatest need. Learn more about the True-Blue Gala which helps support the Annual Fund.