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Presidents Society Established in 2003, the Des Moines University President’s Society honors generous individuals, private and family foundations, public corporations and corporate foundations who make annual gifts of $1,000 or more to any DMU college, program or fund. Members of the President’s Society provide the components that make the University innovative and exceptional. President’s Society members who contribute lifelong gifts cumulating $100,000 or more become lifetime members of the University’s Founders Society.

Annual Recognition Levels

Founders Society $100,000 and above
Francium $25,000 and above
Platinum $10,000-$24,000
Gold $5,000-$9,999
Silver $2,500-$4,999
Member $1,000-$2,499

Criteria

  • Total gifts to Des Moines University received during each academic fiscal year (July 1-June 30).
  • Contributions must meet or exceed $1,000 by June 30 in order for a donor to be recognized as a member.
  • Gifts can be made in support of any Des Moines University college, program, fund or university event.
  • Public corporations and corporate foundations are eligible for membership
  • Annual pledge support amounts determine recognition levels

Eligible Gift Types

  • Cash
  • Securities
  • In-Kind (with documentation)
  • Real estate
  • Corporate matching gifts (provided recognition isn’t prohibited by company’s matching gifts policy)
  • Soft credit for current spouse (with documentation)
  • Any type of planned gift is eligible
  • Annual pledge based support 

Donor Recognition and Opportunities for Engagement

  • Donor name(s) listed in the annual Des Moines University Honor Roll of Donors
  • Special invitations to donor and campus events including the prestigious President’s Society Holiday Reception
  • Des Moines University Magazine
  • Holiday card from President Franklin
  • Special communications and recognition from Des Moines University senior leadership

President’s Society Members

Current fiscal year 2014 (July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014) President’s Society Members

Estate of Frank M. Kneussl, Ph.D.* Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino
Dr. & Mrs. Murray Goldstein ’50 Gary L. Heller, D.O. ’78
Dr. Roger and Barbara Harken Monsour Chidozie J. Ononuju, D.O. ’96, Pharm.D.
UnityPoint Health
Thomas E. Benzoni, D.O. ’83 & Noreen E. O’Shea, D.O. ’84 Jeffrey J. Bulson, D.O. ’85
Dr. Jodi L. & Don Cahalan Dr. William & Carla Cruzen ’76
DuPont Pioneer William J. Dyche, Ph.D.
Bernard M. Feldman, D.O. ’80 & Ava R. Feldman, D.O. ’83 Angela & Thaddeus Franklin
James K. Harley, D.O.’04 Karen McLean, Ph.D.
Richard T. Pitts, D.O., Ph.D. Gary P. Plundo, D.O. ’79, FACOFP
David A. Plundo, D.O. ’85, M.P.H. ’11, FACOFP & Terri L. Plundo, D.O. ’92, FACOFP James S. Teague
Arvin W. Trippensee, D.O. ’97
Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers BMO Harris Bank
Michael L. & Kathleen S. Boyle Traci A. Bush, PT, OTR/L, DHS
Capt. Daniel J. Callan, D.O. ’76 CenturyLink
Eric & Kathy Crowell Captain John R. Cusack, MC, USN (Ret.)
George & Paula Davey Daniel R. Deavers, Ph.D.
Tom & Kris Flynn James A. Grekin, D.O.
Marcia L. Hammers B.H.A. ’88 Renee Hardman
Pain Control Service / Mohammad S. Iqbal, M.D. Brad & Carol Klock
Greg & Vicki Kolbinger Mediacom
Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines NAACP-Des Moines
Mark & Karla Peiffer PiperJaffray
Polk County Board of Supervisors Principal Financial Group
Mary A. Radia, D.O.’81 & Suku V. Radia Lisa Reineke, D.O. ’92
Stephen D. Richards, D.O. ’74 Ryko Solutions, Inc.
Sammons Financial Group The Rasmussen Group, Inc.
U.S. Bank Venture Management & Realty LLC
Verizon Roberta A. Wattleworth, D.O., M.H.A., M.P.H.
Sue and Art Wittmack
AIB College of Business Dr. William G. Anderson, ’56
Arthur E. Angove, D.O. ’62 Andra Anteau
AT&T Services, Inc. AVIVA USA
Atlantic Bottling Company Allen Auerbach & Terry Masel-Auerbach
Lori & Larry J. Baker Baker Electric, Inc.
Eric & Jenni Barp Kenneth S. Bayles, D.O. ’75 & Shirley L. Bayles
John D. Bennett, D.P.M. John & Pat Bergseng & Family
Gary Bernard, D.O. Roland J. Brandt, D.O. ’77
Governor Terry Branstad & Chris Branstad K. Linda Bratkiewicz, D.P.M. ’91
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Broadlawns Medical Center
Beth & Steve Brosnahan Philip & Paula Bruno
Dr. Phil & Becky Bryant Gilbert Bucholz, D.O. ’58
Don E. Buddecke Jr., D.P.M. ’98 Mary McNerney Byrd
Ms. Linda M. Carter-Lewis Gage M. Caudell
Ellen-Earle Chaffee & David Schwalbe Dan & Pam Harrison Chambers
Naresh C. Chandan, D.O. ’92 & Ritu Chandan, D.O. ’95 Dr. & Mrs. Frank M. Clark
Patricia A. Cottrille, D.O., FACOP Zane G. Craig, D.O. ’78
Christian K. Den Ouden, D.O. ’76 Raymond M. Depa, D.O. ’97
Des Moines Area Community College Kendall Dillon
Russell Dixon, PA-C ’11 Doll Distributing, LLC
David E. Drake, D.O. ’83 EdCo Community Credit Union
Dr. Ted Edwards & Dr. Belinda Savage-Edwards John P. Eichorst, D.O. ’61
EMC Insurance Companies Paul E. Emmans Jr., D.O. ’71
Mindi J. Feilmeier, D.P.M.’05 Charles Finch, D.O.
Michael M. Fishkin, D.O. ’73 Flynn Wright
Michael J. Foggia II D.O., Michael III, Milena, Audette Frank Berlin & Associaties, LLC
Ted & Jan George Dale J. Gierthy, D.O. ’61, M.D.
Harvey A. Giller, D.O. ’76 W. Stevenson Glanton, J.D.
Thomas R. Gleason, D.O., FAOCR Herbert H. Goodwin, D.O.
Jeffrey Gray, Ph.D. Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau
Nick & Stephanie Greiner Barry Griswell / Performance Management Group
GTG Construction Roberta J. Guibord, D.O. ’92
Steven A. Gunderson, D.O. ’77 Catherine A. & Watson A. Gutowski, D.O.
Kim L. Burrell Gutowski, D.O. ’90 & Paul A. Gutowski, D.O. ’90 Andrew E. Hano
Burr C. Hartman, D.O. ’79 Alice L. Hinkeldey, D.O. ’94
Norma J. Hirsch, M.D. Margaret & Leo Hough
Mr. Fred & Charlotte Hubbell Mike & Susan Huppert
Cheng-Hong & Evelyn Hwang Iowa Beverage Systems
The Iowa Clinic, P.C. Iowa Cubs
Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association Chuck & Jaina Johnson
Dr. & Mrs. Daniel C. Jones Dr. Martin & Renee Jourden
Joel R. Kramer, D.O. ’79 Michael R. Krause, D.O. ’98
Becky Lade Jeff & Shannon Lamberti
Allan M. Lans, D.O. Jared M. Lans
Michael S. Lee, D.P.M., FACFAS The Levitt Foundation
Karen Lewis Erika A. Linden
Raymond L. Lobins, D.O. ’00 Marsden Building Maintenance, LLC
John Massimilian Dr. & Mrs. Joseph R. Mastandrea
Donald & Jeannine Matz Robert E. Mazzei, D.O. ’91
Patrick K. McClellan, D.O. ’64 McGladrey LLP
Mark C. Menadue, D.O. ’83, FACEP, J.D. Dr. & Mrs. Michael J. Menolasino III ’91
J. Michael Metts, D.O. ’96 Jan Miller Straub
Drs. Masoud & Maryam Moghaddam Steve & Erna Morain
Paul J. Morris, D.O., FACOFP Tom & Sharon Mueller
Duane & Cathy Murray Robert F. Naples, D.O. ’83
April Newton, P.T. LeAndre W. Odom, D.O.
Robert S. Orosz, D.O. Otis Elevator Company
Dr. Edward H. & Mrs. Carol Papish Per Mar Security Services
Dr. Steven & Stefanie Perkins Don & Judith Peska
Claudia Peterson, D.O. ’86 Andrea C. Plagge, D.O. ’98
J.D. Polk Sharon K. Pool, D.O. ’78
Karen Render Edgar J. Rennoe, D.O. ’51
John A. Rialson, D.P.M.’08 Bret Ripley, D.O.
Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, LLC Steven M. Rosenberg, D.O. ’71
Deborah & Dr. Burt Routman Joseph J. Ryno III, D.O. ’76, FACEP, FAEP (PG – Anonymous)
Ronald D. Sanzone, D.O. ’68 Alfred D. Savage, D.O. ’72
Susan L. Schooler, P.A.-C ’92 Mark S. Schultz, D.O. ’80
William & Jean Schuster Robert C. Schwert, D.O. ’73
Roger & Carol Senty Yogesh A. Shah, M.D. & Deval Shah
Drs. Rebecca & Robert Shaw Shive-Hattery, Inc.
Simonson & Associates Architects Ed & Lois Skinner
Timothy A. Steele, Ph.D. Jacqueline M. Stoken, D.O. ’90
Teri Stumbo, M.S.P.T. Triangle Solutions
James & Monique Tu John P. Visioli, D.O. ’98
Waldinger Corporation Dr. & Mrs. Marvin Walker
Carolyn Weaver Fred & Emily Weitz
The Weitz Company, LLC Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa
West Bank Dr. Ray & Carla Wifler
William C. Knapp Charitable Foundation Willis Auto Campus
Charles L. Woods, D.O. ’66 Adrian L. Woolley, D.O. ’95
Carol K. Yee, D.O. ’02 & Walter J. Yee, D.O. ’03 Robert & Donna Yoho
Sanford D. Zelnick, D.O. ’80

View a list of the fiscal year 2013 (July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013) President’s Society Members

Contact

For more information about joining the President’s Society with an annual gift, contact: