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 Dowling Catholic Advancement Office at 515.225.3000.

We Are Maroons Annual Appeal

This is our most important annual fundraiser. Every aspect of Dowling Catholic - including a portion of financial 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" between the full cost of education and what tuition and parish support cover.

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.

Employer/Community Support Campaigns

Contributions made through your employer can be designated to support DCHS. If you have any questions on how to designate Dowling Catholic through your employer or community support campaigns, please contact the Advancement Office at 515.225.3000.

Endowment Fund

Build a legacy at Dowling Catholic by creating an endowment to honor or memorialize a friend, mentor, or family member. We will coordinate with you regarding your family's wishes in naming the fund and the criteria.


The memorial fund is set up specifically for donors who would like to give their gift in memory of a loved one.

Dowling Catholic Athletic Club

Dowling Catholic Athletic Club is a way to support Dowling Catholic Athletics and, in return, receive a sports pass for home athletic games, a Campus Store discount, a member recognition card and a window decal.

Click here for more information.

Planned Giving/Estate Gifts

Gifts in kind, or non-cash gifts, are gratefully received in support of the many needs of Dowling Catholic High School.

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the Annual Appeal at Dowling Catholic High School
How does AmazonSmile work?
When first visiting AmazonSmile, type in Dowling Catholic High School in the charitable organization box and select DCHS from the list. It’s that simple. You can then shop at  
For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the Annual Appeal at DCHS. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages.
There is no cost to DCHS or to you as the customer. The shopping experience is identical to with the added benefit that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate to the Annual Appeal at Dowling Catholic High School.

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.