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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
Dr. William G. Anderson, ’56 Thomas E. Benzoni, D.O. ’83 & Noreen E. O’Shea, D.O. ’84
Jeffrey J. Bulson, D.O. ’85 Captain John R. Cusack, MC, USN (Ret.) ’76
William J. Dyche, Ph.D. Bernard M. Feldman, D.O. ’80 & Ava R. Feldman, D.O. ’83
Gary L. Heller, D.O. ’78 McAninch Corporation
McGladrey, LLP Meredith Corporation
Steve & Erna Morain NCMIC Group, Inc. / Professional Solutions
R. W. & Mary A. Nelson Richard T. Pitts, D.O., Ph.D.
Gary P. Plundo, D.O. ’79, FACOFP James S. Teague
Arvin W. Trippensee, D.O. ’97
Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers AT&T Services, Inc.
Allen Auerbach & Terry Masel-Auerbach BCDG, LP dba McDonalds
Belin McCormick, P.C. Michael L. & Kathleen S. Boyle
CenturyLink Naresh C. Chandan, D.O. ’92 & Ritu Chandan, D.O. ’95
Daniel R. Deavers, Ph.D. Thomas R. DeGregory, D.O. & April DeGregory
First American Bank Georgeanne Freeman, D.O. ’99, M.P.H. & Steven Kojundic
James A. Grekin, D.O. Gary & Marcia Hammers
Iowa Medical Society Iowa Realty
Iowa State Bank Gerald M. & Joan Kirke / Wild Rose Entertainment
Dr. James M. & Mrs. Jeanette La Rose Priti Lacy, Ph.D.
MidAmerican Energy Company PiperJaffray
Mary A. Radia, D.O. ’81 & Suku V. Radia Stephen & Janice Richards
Sammons Financial Group Venture Management & Realty LLC
Verizon Sue and Art Wittmack
Johan Aerts, D.O., FACOS AIB College of Business
Arthur E. Angove, D.O. ’62 Kelly R. & Rachelle H. Baier
Eric & Jenni Barp Kenneth S. Bayles, D.O. ’75 & Shirley L. Bayles
Brian J. Beck, D.O. ’69 Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery
John & Pat Bergseng & Family Ronald W. Blair, D.O.
BMO Harris Bank Scott & Shantelle Bohner
Governor Terry Branstad & Chris Branstad K. Linda Bratkiewicz, D.P.M. ’91
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Dr. Phil & Becky Bryant
Gilbert Bucholz, D.O. ’58 Thomas R. Buroker, D.O. ’68 & Patricia G. Buroker
Mary McNerney Byrd Ms. Linda M. Carter-Lewis
Gage M. Caudell Ellen Chaffee
Jay W. Christensen, M.H.A. ’01 Coppola, McConville, Coppola, Hockenberg & Scalise, PC
Patricia A. Cottrille, D.O., FACOP Patty and Jim Cownie Charitable Fund
Zane G. Craig, D.O. ’78 Raymond M. Depa, D.O. ’97
Des Moines Area Community College Gertrude S. Doughten, D.O.
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
Michael M. Fishkin, D.O. ’73 Tom & Kris Flynn
Flynn Wright Michael J. Foggia II D.O., Michael III, Milena, Audette
Jill & Darin Frerichs Michael & Barbara Gartner
Daniel Gilman, D.O. W. Stevenson Glanton, J.D.
Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau Stanley Greenberg, D.O. ’68
GTG Construction Roberta J. Guibord, D.O. ’92
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
William J. Hamilton, D.O. ’72 Renee Hardman
Dr. James K. Harley Harriett Graney Harrow
Burr C. Hartman, D.O. ’79 W. Hal Hatchett, D.P.M. ’00 / Coastal Carolina Podiatry, Inc
Margaret & Leo Hough Gordon H. Hsieh, D.O. ’85
Cheng-Hong & Evelyn Hwang IMT Insurance Company
The Iowa Clinic, P.C. Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association
John Ruan Foundation Trust Chuck & Jaina Johnson
Daniel C. Jones (D.O. ’93) and Carolee A. Jones Ric & Carol Jurgens
Leroy & Julie Kareus Bill & Char Kimball
Jeff & Shannon Lamberti Allan M. Lans, D.O.
Lawrence A. Larson, D.O. ’75 Ralph Levy, D.O.
Heather McClellan, D.P.T. ’03 Mercer
Jan Miller Straub Paul J. Morris D.O. ’78
NAACP-Des Moines Robert F. Naples, D.O. ’83
Kenley W. Neuman, D.O. ’03 & Ran Neuman Jeffrey A. Olson, D.O. ’00 & Karlon J. Olson, D.P.M. ’97
Robert Orenstein, D.O. & Amy E. Foxx-Orenstein, D.O. Beth Orlowski
Otis Elevator Company Outreach, Inc.
Dr. Edward H. & Mrs. Carol Papish Per Mar Security Services
Claudia Peterson, D.O. ’86 Andrea C. Plagge, D.O. ’98
Polk County Board of Supervisors J. Douglas & Debbie Reichardt
Lisa A. Reineke, D.O. Marcia A. Rellihan, D.O. ’83
John A. Rialson, D.P.M. ’08 Harvey V. Ring, D.O. ’60
Brian L. Risavi, D.O., MS, FACEP Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, LLC
Joseph J. Ryno III, D.O. ’76, FACEP, FAEP Ronald D. Sanzone, D.O. ’68
Alfred D. Savage, D.O. ’72 Susan L. Schooler, PA-C ’92
Robert C. Schwert, D.O. ’73 Dr. Roger & Carol Senty
Shive-Hattery, Inc. Stanley Skopit, D.O.
Stanford and Carol Reinisch Foundation Michael J. Stein, D.O. ’66
Thomas Striegel Robert E. Suter, D.O., M.H.A., FACOEP-D, FIFEM
Triangle Solutions John Utrie
Waldinger Corporation Mr. & Mrs. H.W. Walker Jr.
Marvin Walker, D.O. West Bank
Thomas M. White, D.O. ’89 Ray & Carla Wifler
Willis Auto Campus Connie Wimer
Linda & Michael Witte Charles L. Woods, D.O. ’66
Walter J Yee and Carol K Denbesten Yee Sanford D. Zelnick, D.O. ’80
Alan Zuckert

View President’s Society Members from past fiscal years:


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

Stephanie Greiner

Stephanie Greiner

Chief Development Officer
Schorsch, Katie

Katie Schorsch

Manager of Annual Giving