Des Moines University appreciates all donors and values their philanthropic interests. You can decide how you want your gift to benefit DMU students; below are a few highlighted examples. To discuss these areas or one that is not listed, please contact the development office.
College of Osteopathic Medicine
Founded in 1898, is the second-oldest osteopathic medical school in the United States. Students experience a rich curriculum, innovative courses and electives, accessible faculty and exceptional facilities.
College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
One of eight accredited podiatric medical schools in the nation and the first to be affiliated with an academic health science center. Students take the same courses as DMU’s osteopathic medicine students their first year and part of year two.
College of Health Sciences
Offers distinctive curricula focused on patient-centered care in its programs of health care administration, health care leadership, physical therapy, Post-Professional physical therapy, physician assistant and public health.
Scholarships let donors “pay it forward” by assisting deserving students – tomorrow’s health care professionals. You can provide a one-time scholarship, support an existing scholarship fund, or create a new endowed scholarship. Learn more about these options and read the stories behind some of DMU’s endowed scholarship funds.
Research at DMU engages students and faculty in all colleges and programs. It involves collaborations across campus and with health care professionals and organizations in the community, around the state, across the country and literally around the world.
Exposes students, faculty and alumni to cultures, conditions and health care systems around the globe through medical service trips. These experiences improve participants’ clinical skills and expand their cultural perspectives.
Planned giving can give donors flexibility and tax advantages when they include nonprofit organizations in their long-term philanthropic goals and estate planning. Options include bequests through one’s will, life insurance policies and retirement plan assets. For more information, contact the development office.