At Dowling Catholic High School, donors have a significant impact, providing opportunities for students to become Leaders for Life, Centered on Christ. Gifts to Dowling Catholic provide support to programs and resources that truly benefit all students.

The impact of donors can be seen immediately upon entering campus with the addition of the Coppola Family St. Joseph Chapel and a building which has been completely transformed. In the classroom students have access to the latest technology and a challenging curriculum which prepares them for educational and career opportunities that will allow them to thrive in a global community.

Generous contributions provide opportunities for students to participate in a wide variety of activities that develop their interests and teach them the value of leadership and citizenship. This support also makes it possible for students to serve others, a hallmark of the Dowling Catholic experience. Donors help make a Dowling Catholic education possible for all who seek it.

On behalf of all of the students at Dowling Catholic who will benefit from your generosity, thank you for your consideration. If you would like to give to any of the areas listed please contact the Julie Bell at 515.222.1048.

We Are Maroons Annual Appeal

This is our largest annual fundraiser. Every aspect of Dowling Catholic - including a portion of tuition assistance, student activities, academic programming, and the arts - is supported by the Annual Appeal. Financial support from the Annual Appeal and other revenues pay 20 percent of the total per pupil cost. That equates to a "gap" amount of $3,088 between the full cost of education and what tuition and parish support cover. For more information click here.

Matching Gifts

A matching gift is provided via a participating company based on the contribution to Dowling Catholic High School by the company's employees and spouses. The company matches the gift only after the donor has sent his or her gift to Dowling Catholic along with the company's matching gift form. These forms can be obtained from the Human Resources office of most companies. Check with your Human Resources office to find out what gifts they match or use the new search feature on the Matching Gifts page.

Workplace Giving

Workplace giving is the opportunity for employees to give to charitable causes through their employers. Many employers, such as Wells Fargo, Principal and Meredith Corporation, offer automatic payroll deduction – and employer matching funds -  to nonprofits. The United Way also offers designation to nonprofits such as Dowling Catholic. Ask your employer if they offer this opportunity and/or look for the upcoming United Way campaign and designate Dowling Catholic today!

Planned Giving/Estate Gifts

A planned gift allows you to shape your legacy while helping Dowling Catholic achieve and expand our mission. From a bequest made through your will or living trust to naming DCHS as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy or IRA, there are many ways to make an enduring impact on Dowling Catholic. Click here for more details or contact Julie Bell at 515-222-1048 or


Build a legacy at Dowling Catholic by creating a named endowment to honor or memorialize a family member, mentor or friend. We will work with you regarding your family's wishes in naming the fund and the designation criteria. Please click here to learn more. Questions? Contact Julie Bell at 515-222-1048 or


Families often suggest sending memorial contributions to Dowling Catholic upon the passing of a loved one with a special affinity to Dowling Catholic High School. The memorial fund is set up specifically for donors who would like to make their gift in memory of a loved one. Click here to make a memorial gift.

Contact Kathy Kirby Power at 515-222-1090 or with any questions.

Stock Gift

For more information on how to give a stock gift please click here.

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.