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Donation Forms

For single donations, download this form, fill out, and return to the Choral Society (check or credit card):

General Donation Form (PDF, 82KB)

For monthly recurring donations to your credit or debit card as a Sustaining Friend (read more), fill out this form and return to the Choral Society:

Sustaining Friend Form (PDF, 86KB)

Thank you for your generous support!

Support the Choral Society

General Donation Form | Sustaining Friends | Volunteer | Grant Awards

While the Des Moines Choral Society is a volunteer organization, we do have expenses, including music for the singers, a stipend for the director, fees for guest instrumentalists, and performance hall charges. You can help the Choral Society continue its excellence in music by becoming a contributor.

The Des Moines Choral Society welcomes donations from individuals, corporations, and businesses. The Choral Society is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization; donations are tax-deductible. More information (PDF, 536KB) on how businesses can sponsor and advertise with the Choral Society.

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Contributions to the Choral Society may be sent to: 

Des Moines Choral Society
PO Box 31007
Des Moines, IA 50310

If you have questions, please call (515) 273-5255, or email us at dmcs@dmchoral.org.

Through your generosity, the Choral Society will continue to provide central Iowa with outstanding choral music, while continuing to set our own performance bar ever higher.  Together, we will make beautiful music!


Sustaining Friends

Sustaining Friends give the Des Moines Choral Society an ongoing source of programming dollars. These monthly gifts allow us to focus our efforts on bringing our supporters and audience the quality of concerts, musicians, and artistic direction that they enjoy. Sustaining Friends agree to make recurring monthly gifts as a pledge of support. These amounts are charged automatically to the Friend's credit card. Sustaining Friends' donations are automatically renewed year after year, eliminating renewal notices. Monthly giving makes it easier for donors to budget for their support. Changes or cancellations can be made at any time with a phone call to the office. Download the Sustaining Friends' donation form (PDF, 86KB).

To become a member of Sustaining Friends, donations start at a minimum of $10.00 per month. This allows you to budget your support and allows us to rely on sustainable giving.



Want to volunteer? We welcome volunteers to assist us in promoting and presenting our concerts, as well as in serving on our board of directors.

Volunteers are needed to assist with selling tickets, ushering, fundraising events, promotions, and other activities. Community members are encouraged to serve on our board. If interested, please contact the office at (515) 273-5255 or dmcs@dmchoral.org.


Grant Awards

The Des Moines Choral Society Receives a Prairie Meadows 2009 Community Betterment Grant Award

The Des Moines Choral Society was among more than 200 non-profit organizations recognized at the Prairie Meadows 2009 Community Betterment Grant Award Luncheon on Thursday, February 11, 2010. The Des Moines Choral Society received a $6,200.00 grant from Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino through its 2009 Community Betterment Grant Program. This award will be used in conjunction with the 30th Anniversary celebration concert to be held on April 24, 2010.

Prairie Meadows GrantPrairie Meadows annual Community Betterment Grant Award luncheon featured guest speakers, music and dance performances and artwork from grant recipient organizations.

Pictured are Chris Wilde (Secretary), Wayne Bauman (Immediate Past President), Jon Duvick (Vice President of Development), Elaine Wedeking (Accompanist), and Tiffany Tolman (Office Administrator), along with various members of the Prairie Meadows Grant Board.


MetLife Foundation Awards Grant to Des Moines Choral Society

MetLife Foundation recently awarded a VOLUNTEER VENTURES grant of $250.00 to the Des Moines Choral Society in support of a project proposed by Steve Johnson, a MetLife employee who volunteers with the organization. The project will involve a full-scale holiday concert presented by the Choral Society on Saturday, December 12, 2009.

MetLife Donation PhotoThe VOLUNTEER VENTURES Program encourages and supports employee involvement at the local level in non-profit organizations that work to improve the quality of life for all. Grants are made for specific projects in which MetLife employees have continuing involvement as volunteers.

The Des Moines Choral Society, under the direction of Artistic Director Dr. James Rodde, is made up of auditioned volunteer singers from throughout Central Iowa. With a long tradition in the community, the Des Moines Choral Society is a major force for the promotion of quality choral music in Iowa. The choir was recognized in March 2000 as best Artist/Performing Group by the Iowa Arts Council through their Arts Build Communities award program. Find out more information about the Des Moines Choral Society's current season.