Other Ways To Give

Live theater performances make a lasting impact on the way we see the world and our place in it. Celebrate your best memories by providing generations to come with the same life-changing experiences. A variety of planned giving options make it easy to make a difference.



Make the future of the arts in central Iowa part of your personal legacy by including Des Moines Performing Arts in your will.

To make a charitable bequest, ask your attorney to include the following in your will:

"I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to Des Moines Performing Arts [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."

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Choose an endowment option that fits your priorities and supports Des Moines Performing Arts now and into the future.

  • General Unrestricted Endowment
    Your gift provides unrestricted support for performances, education programs, and facilities.

  • Education Endowment 
    Your gift provides restricted support for arts education and community engagement programs that benefit preK - 12 students and adult learners.

  • Capital Endowment Fund
    Your gift ensures the long-term success of Des Moines Performing Arts by providing restricted support for building needs, facility maintenance and capital equipment purchases.

  • Broadway Investment Endowment
    Your gift supports the future of live, Broadway performances by providing funds for the creation of new shows.

You Make The Difference

"The dollar ticket price [for the Applause Series shows] is unbelievable. Without it, we would't be able to come. The people who support this program need to be applauded because it gives kids great opportunities."
- Lynn, Holy Trinity Catholic School

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A Charitable Gift Annuity is a simple contract that allows you to make a meaningful gift to Des Moines Performing Arts, while receiving a fixed and guaranteed source of income for the rest of your life.

Benefits include:

  • Significant tax savings in the year the gift annuity is established;
  • Secure, fixed income for life at interest rates typically higher than CDs, savings accounts and other investment options;
  • Partially tax-free income on annuity payments;
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