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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

Dr. James T. Haffenden Iowa Medical Society
Frank M. Kneussl, Ph.D. Roger D. Monsour, D.O. & Barbara Harken Monsour
Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino
Bankers Trust Angela & Thaddeus Franklin
Murray Goldstein, D.O. Gary L. Heller, D.O. ’78
John & Mary Pappajohn Scholarship Foundation Chidozie J. Ononuju, D.O. ’96, Pharm.D.
David A. Plundo, D.O. ’85, M.P.H. ’11, FACOFP & Terri L. Plundo, D.O. ’92, FACOFP SEI
UnityPoint Health
Thomas E. Benzoni, D.O. ’83 & Noreen E. O’Shea, D.O. ’84 Barry Braver, D.O. ’79 & Celia L. Sroka, D.O. ’79
Scott D. Brinkmeyer, D.O. ’74 Jeffrey J. Bulson, D.O. ’85
Traci A. Bush, PT, OTR/L, DHS 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
James K. Harley, D.O. ’04 Holmes Murphy
Brad & Carol Klock Karen McLean, Ph.D.
Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines Mark & Karla Peiffer
Richard T. Pitts, D.O., Ph.D. Gary P. Plundo, D.O. ’79, FACOFP
Principal Financial Group James S. Teague
Arvin W. Trippensee, D.O. ’97 U.S. Bank
Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers Kenneth W. Adams, D.O. ’83
American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company Lori & Larry J. Baker
BMO Harris Bank Michael L. & Kathleen S. Boyle
Capt. Daniel J. Callan, D.O. ’76 Casey’s General Stores
CenturyLink Eric & Kathy Crowell
Captain John R. Cusack, MC, USN (Ret.) George & Paula Davey
Daniel R. Deavers, Ph.D. Thomas R. DeGregory, D.O. & April DeGregory
Tom & Kris Flynn Flynn Wright
Dr. & Mrs. Robert Good James A. Grekin, D.O.
GTG Construction Dr. & Mrs. Jeffry E. Hagenstein, ’76
Gary & Marcia Hammers Renee Hardman
W. Hal Hatchett, D.P.M. ’00 Bradley K. Hiatt, D.O.
Pain Control Service / Mohammad S. Iqbal, M.D. Gregory J. Kosters, D.O. ’84
Jared M. Lans Erika A. Linden
Mediacom NAACP-Des Moines
Professional Solutions PiperJaffray
Polk County Board of Supervisors Mary A. Radia, D.O.’81 & Suku V. Radia
The Rasmussen Group, Inc. Lisa Reineke, D.O. ’92
Stephen D. Richards, D.O. ’74 Ryko Solutions, Inc.
Joseph J. Ryno III, D.O. ’76, FACEP, FAEP Sammons Financial Group
Bennett D. Schalet, D.O. ’87, FACC William & Jean Schuster
Venture Management & Realty LLC Verizon
Samuel T. & Sally Wallace Wellmark, Inc
Linda & Michael Witte Sue and Art Wittmack
Robert & Donna Yoho
Andrew Adair, D.O., FACOFP, FAAFP AIB College of Business
Dr. William G. Anderson, ’56 Arthur E. Angove, D.O. ’62
Andra Anteau Leonard E. Aronovitz, D.O.
AT&T Services, Inc. Athene USA
Atlantic Bottling Company Allen Auerbach & Terry Masel-Auerbach
Kelly & Rachelle Baier Baker Electric, Inc.
Eric & Jenni Barp Kenneth S. Bayles, D.O. ’75 & Shirley L. Bayles
Philip A. Bear, D.O. ’81 Brian J. Beck, D.O. ’69
John D. Bennett, D.P.M. John & Pat Bergseng & Family
Gary Bernard, D.O. April L. Bisaga, D.O. ’03
Dennis D. Boekhoff, D.O., F.A.C.E.P. ’73 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 Thomas R. Buroker, D.O. ’68 & Patricia G. Buroker
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
Jay W. Christensen, M.H.A. ’01 Dr. & Mrs. Frank M. Clark
Competitive Edge Advertising Specialty Mfg. Company Patricia A. Cottrille, D.O., FACOP
Kim K. Countryman, D.O. ’87 Zane G. Craig, D.O. ’78
Michael & Lindsay Dean, D.P.T. Christian K. Den Ouden, D.O. ’76
Raymond M. Depa, D.O. ’97 Des Moines Area Community College
Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons, PC Kendall Dillon
Russell Dixon, PA-C ’11 Doll Distributing, LLC
Capt. James K. Dolney, D.O. ’77 David E. Drake, D.O. ’83
Pamela A. Duffy, Ph.D., P.T. EdCo Community Credit Union
Dr. Ted Edwards & Dr. Belinda Savage-Edwards EFCO Corp.
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
Michael J. Foggia II D.O., Michael III, Milena, Audette Frank Berlin & Associaties, LLC
Jill & Darin Frerichs Ted & Jan George
Jeanne M. Giddings, D.O. ’84 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.
Sean & Sheila Grambart Jeffrey Gray, Ph.D.
Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau Thomas Green, D.O.
Nick & Stephanie Greiner Barry Griswell / Performance Management Group
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
Dr. & Mrs. Henry Hagenstein, ’77 Marc B. Hahn, D.O. ’84
Andrew E. Hano Brian & Julie Hart
Burr C. Hartman, D.O. ’79 Victoria L. Herring
Alice L. Hinkeldey, D.O. ’94 Norma J. Hirsch, M.D.
Margaret & Leo Hough William E. Howard, D.O.
Mr. Fred & Charlotte Hubbell Mike & Susan Huppert
Cheng-Hong & Evelyn Hwang Hy-Vee, Inc.
Iowa Army National Guard Iowa Beverage Systems
The Iowa Clinic, P.C. Iowa Cubs
Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association Iowa Podiatric Medical Society
Troy D. Ivey, D.O. ’89 Chuck & Jaina Johnson
Charles F. Johnson, D.O. ’63 Dr. & Mrs. Daniel C. Jones
Dr. & Mrs. Martin Jourden Joel R. Kramer, D.O. ’79
Michael R. Krause, D.O. ’98 Nicholas J. Kuiper, D.O. ’05
Becky Lade Jeff & Shannon Lamberti
Allan M. Lans, D.O. Michael S. Lee, D.P.M., FACFAS
Jerry W. Lehr, D.O. ’83 The Levitt Foundation
Ralph W. Levy, D.O. Karen Lewis, M.S., Ed.D.
Raymond L. Lobins, D.O. ’00 James M. Mahoney, D.P.M.
Jeffrey M. Maire, D.O. ’97 Marsden Building Maintenance, LLC
Kathryn N. Martin, D.O. ’00 & Thomas L. Martin, D.O. ’99 Joe & Kathy Fitzgerald
John Massimilian Dr. & Mrs. Joseph R. Mastandrea
Dr. & Mrs. John Q. A. Mattern II Donald & Jeannine Matz
Robert Mazzei, D.O. 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
Philip J. Meyer Todd R. Miller, D.P.M. ’95
Richard M. Miller, D.O. ’98 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. Nicki Dowdy Nigro, D.P.M.’89
LeAndre W. Odom, D.O. Robert Orenstein, D.O. & Amy E. Foxx-Orenstein, D.O.
Robert S. Orosz, D.O. Otis Elevator Company
Catherine A. Page, D.P.M., M.P.H. Dr. & Mrs. N.K. Pandeya
Dr. Edward H. & Mrs. Carol Papish Per Mar Security Services
Dr. Steven & Stefanie Perkins Don & Judith Peska
Claudia Peterson, D.O. ’86 Kenneth & Donna Piva
Andrea C. Plagge, D.O. ’98 J.D. Polk
Sharon K. Pool, D.O. ’78 Yong H. Pratt, D.O.
Dr. Steven R. & Cynthia Quam, ’78 Rachel Reimer, Ph.D.
Karen Render Edgar J. Rennoe, D.O. ’51
John A. Rialson, D.P.M. ’08 Bret Ripley, D.O.
Richard & Liana Rivard Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, LLC
Linda M. Robel Donald M. Rochen, D.O. ’68
Ryan J. Roe, D.O. Dr. Norman & Mrs. Dee Ann Rose
Steven M. Rosenberg, D.O. ’71 Deborah & Dr. Burt Routman
Ronald D. Sanzone, D.O. ’68 Alfred D. Savage, D.O. ’72
Susan L. Schooler, PA-C ’92 Mark S. Schultz, D.O. ’80
Robert C. Schwert, D.O. ’73 Roger & Carol Senty
Yogesh A. Shah, M.D. & Deval Shah Drs. Rebecca & Robert Shaw
Shive-Hattery, Inc. Benjamin Z. Shnurman, D.O., ACFP ’84
Simonson & Associates Architects Ed & Lois Skinner
Stanley Skopit, D.O. Brad D. Smith, D.O. ’89
Gina Smith Timothy A. Steele, Ph.D.
Jacqueline M. Stoken, D.O. ’90 Storey Kenworthy Company
Gary D. Stuck, D.O. Teri Stumbo, M.S.P.T.
Robert E. Suter, D.O., M.H.A., FACOEP-D, FIFEM Triangle Solutions
James & Monique Tu Damion J. Valletta, D.O.
John P. Visioli, D.O. ’98 Waldinger Corporation
Dr. & Mrs. Marvin Walker Mr. & Mrs. H.W. Walker Jr.
Carolyn Weaver Fred & Emily Weitz
The Weitz Company, LLC 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
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: