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.



You can support DMPA by making a stock transfer. Please email development@dmpa.org for our stock transfer form.


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."


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 arts help us understand ourselves as human beings. If you look at how we've ever documented our existence, it's all through an art form."

-Eric Olmscheid, Director of Programming and Education

Make a Gift


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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