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President’s Society

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


  • 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 2015 (July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015) President’s Society Members

Charlie Day Leonard Fronton, D.O. ’66
Dr. & Mrs. Donald Janower
Allen S. Birrer, D.O. ’64 Dr. & Mrs. Stanley C. Gallagher, ’76
Murray Goldstein, D.O. Kruidenier Charitable Foundation Inc.
Roger D. Monsour, D.O. & Barbara Harken Monsour Chidozie J. Ononuju, D.O. ’96, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino William C. Knapp Charitable Foundation
Jeffrey J. Bulson, D.O. ’85 Captain John R. Cusack, MC, USN (Ret.) ’76
McAninch Corporation McGladrey, LLP
Meredith Corporation NCMIC Group, Inc. / Professional Solutions
R.W. & Mary A. Nelson James S. Teague
Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers AT&T Services, Inc.
BCDG, LP dba McDonalds Belin McCormick, P.C.
CenturyLink Daniel R. Deavers, Ph.D.
Bernard M. Feldman, D.O. ’80 & Ava R. Feldman, D.O. ’83 First American Bank
Gary & Marcia Hammers Iowa Medical Society
Iowa Realty Iowa State Bank
Gerald M. & Joan Kirke / Wild Rose Entertainment MidAmerican Energy Company
Steve & Erna Morain PiperJaffray
Sammons Financial Group Venture Management & Realty LLC
Sue and Art Wittmack
Johan Aerts, D.O., FACOS AIB College of Business
Allen Auerbach & Terry Masel-Auerbach Kenneth S. Bayles, D.O. ’75 & Shirley L. Bayles
Brian J. Beck, D.O. ’69 Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery
BMO Harris Bank Governor Terry Branstad & Chris Branstad
K. Linda Bratkiewicz, D.P.M. ’91 Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations
Thomas R. Buroker, D.O. ’68 & Patricia G. Buroker Ms. Linda M. Carter-Lewis
Ellen Chaffee Naresh C. Chandan, D.O. ’92 & Ritu Chandan, D.O. ’95
Coppola, McConville, Coppola, Hockenberg & Scalise, PC Patricia A. Cottrille, D.O., FACOP
Patty and Jim Cownie Charitable Fund Zane G. Craig, D.O. ’78
Des Moines Area Community College Drake University
Dr. Ted Edwards & Dr. Belinda Savage-Edwards John P. Eichorst, D.O. ’61
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Bill & Kathy Fehrman
Financial Plus Credit Union Charles Finch, D.O.
Michelle F. Fiorillo, D.O. ’88 Tom & Kris Flynn
Flynn Wright Michael & Barbara Gartner
W. Stevenson Glanton, J.D. Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau
GTG Construction Roberta J. Guibord, D.O. ’92
Dr. & Mrs. Henry Hagenstein, ’77 William J. Hamilton, D.O. ’72
Renee Hardman Dr. James K. Harley
Burr C. Hartman, D.O. ’79 Margaret & Leo Hough
IMT Insurance Company The Iowa Clinic, P.C.
Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association John Ruan Foundation Trust
Chuck & Jaina Johnson Ric & Carol Jurgens
Bill & Char Kimball Jeff & Shannon Lamberti
NAACP-Des Moines Robert Orenstein, D.O. & Amy E. Foxx-Orenstein, D.O.
Beth Orlowski Otis Elevator Company
Outreach, Inc. Per Mar Security Services
Claudia Peterson, D.O. ’86 Andrea C. Plagge, D.O. ’98
Polk County Board of Supervisors J. Douglas & Debbie Reichardt
Brian L. Risavi, D.O., MS, FACEP Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, LLC
Ronald D. Sanzone, D.O. ’68 Shive-Hattery, Inc.
Triangle Solutions John Utrie
Waldinger Corporation West Bank
Thomas M. White, D.O. ’89 Willis Auto Campus
Connie Wimer Walter J Yee and Carol K Denbesten Yee
Sanford D. Zelnick, D.O. ’80 Alan Zuckert

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