DMACC President Denson Receives a check from Simon Estes for DMACC Scholarships

Simon Estes Foundation Raises $30,000 For DMACC Scholarships

Posted 1/26/2018

​​Proceeds from Christmas Concert go to DMACC Music Scholarship Fund

A recent Christmas Concert by world-famous bass-baritone Dr. Simon Estes raised $30,000 to support the Des Moines Area Community College’s (DMACC’s) new Music Scholarship Fund dedicated in the singer’s name.

The first-in-its-kind concert featured Christmas songs sung by Dr. Estes, the DMACC Chamber Ensemble and choirs from Ankeny High School and Ankeny Centennial High School. The performance was held December 19 at the Des Moines Civic Center.

Dr. Estes is a Visiting Professor of Music at DMACC. The c​oncert was part of his efforts to help young people pursue careers in music at DMACC.

In addition, Dr. Estes dedicates much of his time to supporting his Foundation’s efforts to help eliminate malaria in Africa through the United Nation’s “Nothing But Nets” Malaria Project.


Photo: World-famous bass baritone Dr. Simon Estes (right) presents a $30,000 check to Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) President Rob Denson on behalf of the DMACC Foundation. The proceeds from a recent Christmas Concert by Dr. Estes at the Des Moines Civic Center will go to support a new DMACC Music Scholarship Fund dedicated in Estes’ name.


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