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Kum & Go Contributes $350,000 to the Des Moines Social Club

Posted December 03, 2012 in Web Exclusives

DES MOINES, Iowa (December 3, 2012) – The Des Moines Social Club announces a donation of $350,000 from Kum & Go in support of the capital campaign to secure the downtown firehouse as a permanent home for the non-profit and a premier arts institution for the community, as well as for programming and operations.

“Kyle and I are thrilled to be part of this unique and dynamic project. Unlike any other initiative today, this project boldly changes the landscape of the arts and entertainment scene for central Iowa. It allows individuals of all demographics to come together and affordably experience endless forms of arts and culture all while celebrating the talents and creativity of local artists and performers,” says Sharon Krause. “The Des Moines Firehouse is a perfect home for this project and we look forward to seeing the history of the building preserved while creating a venue, which is revolutionary for our community.”

“Kum & Go’s generous support of the Des Moines Social Club and commitment to the future of the Des Moines arts and culture community is greatly appreciated,” says Zachary Mannheimer.

The Des Moines Social Club hopes to have the firehouse renovation completed next year with full programming by 2014. To learn more about being part of the Des Moines Social Club movement and to donate, please visit

About the Des Moines Social Club
The Des Moines Social Club is a non-profit organization that delivers thought-provoking theater, creative classes for all ages, and supports and promotes local artists.

Des Moines Social Club’s vision is to the build a premier arts institution that fosters the social change, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit that revitalizes our city. They provide a creative environment that is necessary for the recruitment and retention of professional talent for the employers in Central Iowa, as well as a home for local artists of all disciplines to share and create their work. The Des Moines Social Club formed in 2007 and is currently located at 400 Walnut Street. Learn more at

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