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Dowling Catholic Community Events

Join us as a Dowling Catholic volunteer and help assist at our events!

Golf Outing

Each summer at Echo Valley Country Club more than 200 golfers come together for a fun day of golf and annually raise approximately $40,000 to benefit the Coppola Financial Aid Endowment. This year's event will take place on Monday, August 6, 2018. 

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For more information or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Holly Ackermann at 515.222.1029.

Hot Dog Handout

Free tailgate event on the grounds of Valley Stadium to celebrate homecoming on Friday, September 14th. Hot dogs, water and cookies are handed out along with tattoos and beads for the kids.

Questions, please contact Holly Ackermann at hackermann@dowlingcatholic.org or 515.222.1029.

President’s Council Dinner

The Dowling Catholic President's Council was initiated in 1985 to recognize and thank individuals who support the school with gifts of cash or stock totaling $2,000 or more annually (fiscal year July 1- June 30). The 2018 recognition dinner will be held on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at Des Moines Golf & Country Club.

For more information, please contact 515.225.3000.

Grandparents’ Mass

Grandparents' Mass 2018 will be held on Thursday, October 18 in the Dowling Catholic Gym.  Mark your calendar and plan to join us for one of our favorite community events of the year!

For more information, please contact 515.225.3000

Pancake Breakfast

The 57th annual Pancake Breakfast will be held on Sunday, October 28, 2018.  Last year's event brought nearly 3,000 Dowling community members together to enjoy fellowship and raise money to support teachers and staff in fulfilling classroom needs. We can't wait to see you and your family at the next Pancake Breakfast! 

For more information, please contact 515.222.1029.

Christmas Luncheon

Plan now to join us Thursday, December 6, 2018, for our next Christmas Luncheon.  This event is the perfect place to celebrate Christmas and the Dowling community with a wonderful lunch, musical entertainment from our Flute Ensemble and Jazz Choir and of course, the Peppermint Stick Hot Fudge sundae for dessert!

For more information, please contact 515.225.3000.

Annual Auction

This year’s auction - "The Bash on Buffalo" was held on Saturday, February 3rd at Dowling Catholic. Over 300 Dowling community members enjoyed a night of food, bidding, and fun in the DCHS gym. A great event, for a great cause - our teachers and students!  Join us February 9, 2019, for our next Bash on Buffalo!

Questions, please contact 515.222.1029.

MVP Night of Style

Good food, great friends, and fun fashions were all enjoyed at the 2018 Evening of Style! Almost 150 women gathered at Sacred Heart Parish to help support the Annual Auction.  Huge thanks for those that supported this event.  Save the date! Our 2018 MVP Night of Style will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018! 

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Holly Ackermann at hackermann@dowlingcatholic.orgor 515.222.1029.



Dowling Catholic High School  |  1400 Buffalo RD.  |  West Des Moines, IA  |  50265  |  (515) 225-3000