Des Moines Performing Arts

Shows of international acclaim and performers from the Rockettes to Dolly Parton have graced the Des Moines Performing Arts' stage. Wowing audiences for 30 years, the Des Moines Performing Arts is a true Des Moines landmark.

 

Through the Des Moines Performing Arts' Applause! program, young audiences in Central Iowa have the opportunity to experience live professional theater. The Community Foundation has managed the Des Moines Performing Arts' Education Fund since 2005 and began managing the Des Moines Performing Arts' Endowment Fund in 2008.

 

"The Community Foundation has a reputation for exceptional leadership, and we've been impressed with the professional investment management they provide," President and Chief Executive Officer of the Des Moines Performing Arts Jeff Chelesvig said. "It also made sense to consolidate our endowments in one location."

 

Many donors who support the success of the Des Moines Performing Arts also hold funds at the Community Foundation.

 

"People really appreciate what we do, and we've been blessed with wonderful donors," Jeff said. "We feel our work has been well received in this community and look forward to entertaining future audiences with outstanding performances."

 

The partnership between the Community Foundation and the Des Moines Performing Arts will continue to strengthen the Des Moines Performing Arts programs for years and encores to come.

 

*Photo courtesy of Joan Marcus