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Advancement Office

Overview

The Advancement department is an extension of the President’s Office and works in conjunction with the leadership, expertise and dedication of the Foundation Board. The team collaborates with members of the Dowling Catholic community in advancing the mission of the school and preparing students to become Leaders for Life, Centered on Christ. Advancement functions include events, fundraising, marketing and communications and alumni relations.

What We Do

List of 4 items.

  • Alumni Relations

    Class Reunions
    Athletic Hall of Fame
    Performing Arts Hall of Fame
    Distinguished Alumni
    Distinguished Young Alumni
  • Communications

    Design for Events & Academics
    FOCUS Magazine
    Maroon Connection 
          Alumni E-Newsletter
    Maroon Minute
          Parent E-Newsletter
    Social Media
    Website
  • Events

    The Bash on Buffalo
    Style Show
    Golf Outing
    Grandparents' Mass
    President's Council Dinner
    Pancake Breakfast
    Christmas Luncheon
  • Fundraising

    Annual Appeal
    Endowment
    Major Gifts
    Memorials
    Planned Giving

JULIE BELL

Advancement Director
jbell@dowlingcatholic.org

BONNIE BRONSON

Events & Community Engagement Manager
bbronson@dowlingcatholic.org

COLIN GARGANO

Graphic Design Manager
cgargano@dowlingcatholic.org

KATHY KIRBY POWER

Advancement Operations & Alumni Manager
kkirbypower@dowlingcatholic.org

TARA NELSON

Marketing & Communications Manager
tnelson@dowlingcatholic.org

JORDYN TENTINGER

Business Systems Analyst
jtentinger@dowlingcatholic.org

RYAN VOGT

Annual Appeal Manager
rvogt@dowlingcatholic.org

List of 3 items.

  • FOCUS Magazine

    FOCUS Magazine is a biannual publication full of news and updates for the Dowling Catholic Community. Check out the latest issue here!
  • Annual Report

    The Annual Report documents Dowling Catholic's activities and finances in the previous financial year. You can take a look at our 2022-2023 report here.
  • Book of Gratitude

    The Book of Gratitude is a publication filled with the names of Dowling Catholic High School donors. You can see last year's book here.
The Des Moines Region Catholic School Corporation’s (the “Region”), Catholic schools, under the aegis of the Bishop, state that all of the Region’s Catholic schools admit students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the schools. These schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, age, disability, color, and national or ethnic origin in the administration of their educational policies, employment practices, scholarship and loan programs, athletic or other school-administered programs. The employment relationship between the Region and its employees is governed by canon law as well as civil law. As religious institutions, nothing in the Iowa Code and this policy shall be construed as prohibiting the Region’s Catholic schools from imposing qualifications based on religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity when such qualifications are related to a bona fide religious purpose. In addition, schools shall comply with the anti-bullying/anti-harassment laws of the state of Iowa, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act as such may apply to the Region’s Catholic schools.

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.