The Bash on Buffalo

Please join us Saturday, April 6th in celebration of the 40th anniversary of our school's largest fundraiser - The Bash on Buffalo.

It's a captivating evening featuring a silent and live auction, food, drinks, and more!

NEW this year, proceeds from the Bash will support the purchase of a new school bus to replace old bus number 5. A much-needed replacement and one that will benefit all as this bus is used to transport students to extracurricular activities, retreats, and athletic events.
We look forward to bringing our community together for this great cause. Our students hail from all corners of the city and surrounding metro communities to form a wonderfully diverse student body. Approximately 90% of DCHS students partake in extracurricular activities which provide a number of invaluable benefits including boosting confidence and social skills, developing leadership and networking skills, enhancing time management, developing creativity, building teamwork experience, and providing opportunities to explore personal interests and passions with like-minded peers. 

Benefits such as these aid in our mission of preparing Leaders for Life, Centered on Christ to guide every student toward discovering their God-given talents and graduating with the confidence to lead positive change in the world.

The new school bus will directly support all students with reliable transportation to school functions as we nurture their growth during these formative years. 

Event Details
Please stay tuned to our social media channels for Bash updates, auction item introductions, and bidding details as they become available. 

a few of our specialty games of chance will only be available for purchase with CASH or CHECK at the event.  Please plan accordingly and come prepared with cash or check in hand so you'll have an opportunity to enjoy the fun.

Must be 21 years of age to purchase a ticket. Tickets are non-refundable.

In-Kind Auction Donations
We are currently seeking in-kind donations for our Bash auction packages.  

If you are an individual or corporation and are interested in making a donation, please reach out to Bonnie Bronson via email at or phone at 515-222-1095.

Event Sponsorships
Support DCHS excellence by becoming a 2024 Bash sponsor.  Sponsorship opportunities are available to individuals and corporations. Exciting NEW sponsorship opportunities are available this year! Click here to learn more! 

Contact with questions. 

Event Donations
If you are unable to attend the Bash this year, but would like to make a donation to this cause, please click here
We are grateful and humbled by the generosity of our community and the many individuals and businesses that have invested in sponsoring, attending, and donating items to this event throughout the last 40 years - THANK YOU!


Events & Community Engagement Manager

Dowling Catholic High School

Dowling Catholic High School is committed to serving the Greater Des Moines Catholic community and embracing learners of all faiths. In an environment that is faithful, caring and dedicated, Dowling Catholic forms each student to become a Christ-centered leader.