Over 6,000 individual supporters energize our local arts and cultural community each year by making a generous donation to Des Moines Performing Arts. With your gift, you will join them in ensuring the future of entertainment, education and cultural activities. Your support creates an immediate impact in our community and enriches the lives of your friends and neighbors.

Expand the arrows below to learn more about our 100% tax-deductible individual giving levels. Des Moines Performing Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization.

BENEFACTOR* - $8,000 / $667 per month
  • Support special initiatives such as sensory-friendly performances or an in-depth project with historically underserved youth
  • Invitation to join the President and CEO of Des Moines Performing Arts on trips to New York City and London to experience theater productions with behind-the-scenes access to shows
FOUNDER* - $4,000 / $334 per month
  • Support one school in the Iowa High School Musical Theatre Awards program
  • Invitations to private company parties for you and a guest
  • Founders Concierge Phone Line for ticketing needs (with fees waived)
PATRON* - $1,600 / $134 per month
  • Provide 200 students access to an Applause Series matinee for only $1 per ticket
  • Access to the Patron Circle Lounge prior to performances and at intermission with complimentary beverage service, light snacks and coat check
  • Access to best-of-house seats, exclusively for Patron+ level donors (subject to availability)
  • Patron Concierge Phone Line for ticketing needs
BUILDER* - $800 / $67 per month
  • Provide two full Summer Camp scholarships for historically underserved youth in our community
  • Recognition in Centerstage program at all Willis Broadway Series performances
ASSOCIATE* - $360 /$30 per month
  • Provide an in-school artist residency for one classroom
SPONSOR* - $240 / $20 per month
  • Provide a classroom of 30 students access to an Applause Series matinee for only $1 per ticket
  • Priority registration to Summer Camps & Classes for your children and grandchildren
SUPPORTER - $120 / $10 per month
  • Provide an ASL interpretation for one performance
  • Email notifications of Priority Access Tickets when available

*All higher levels of giving yield the benefits of lower levels

Des Moines Performing Arts tax ID (EIN) is 51-0138181.  If you have questions, please contact a member of the Development team at or 515-246-2354.

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It's 21st century skills that they need to have the rest of their lives. It's not just something that when they leave fourth grade, they are done with it.

-Andrea, teacher, Studebaker Elementary, Des Moines

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Each year, the Applause Series delivers 60 performances for students from preschool to high school.

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Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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