Des Moines Symphony receives Bravo Capital Campaign & Project Grant

February 6, 2014

Joseph Giunta, Music Director & Conductor
Richard L. Early, Executive Director
The Temple for Performing Arts ● 1011 Locust Street, Suite 200 ● Des Moines, IA 50309

Date: Feb 6, 2014

Contact: Sophia S. Ahmad, Director of Marketing & Public Relations ● 515.280.4000, ext. 4011 ●


DES MOINES  – The Des Moines Symphony has received a $6,000 Capital Campaign & Project Grant from Bravo Greater Des Moines. This grant will be used to significantly improve the Symphony’s organizational efficiency and fundraising capabilities by supporting several technological upgrades.


The majority of this grant will support the purchase and installation of new server hardware and licensing. The grant will help leverage additional gifts to support the purchase and installation of four new laptop computers, the purchase of an additional user license for the Symphony’s customer relationship management database and the purchase of online donation processing enhancements. It will also be used to help make mobile-friendly.

For more information, please contact Sophia S. Ahmad at or 515.280.4000, ext. 4011.
The Des Moines Symphony is a not-for-profit, professional orchestra formed in 1937 to enrich, educate and entertain the community by performing great orchestral music. The Symphony Association, governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees and operating on an annual budget of more than $2.8 million, supports the Symphony Academy and its numerous music education programs including three youth orchestras, and supports the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra which performs seven pairs of Masterworks concerts, the traditional pops performance on New Year’s Eve, education, outreach and family concerts, and other special events in its home at the Des Moines Civic Center. The Des Moines Symphony also produces and performs the annual Yankee Doodle Pops concert in July on the grounds of the Iowa State Capitol, which for the past several years attracted more than 100,000, the largest single day attendance of any concert event in the State.  -DMSO-