Supporting Des Moines University isn’t a one-size-fits-all experience. Whether you are interested in giving a gift to the annual giving, participating in one of our three fundraising events, endowing a scholarship, or leaving your legacy through a planned gift, DMU provides many methods of giving that suit your needs.
Ways to Give
Cash is a convenient and easy way to give to DMU. Many alumni and friends of the University give via check or credit card. Cash gifts are typically deductible for people who itemize their taxes.
Give Online (credit card)
Our secure online giving form accepts all major credit cards and makes it easy for you to make the greatest impact to DMU with the option to set up a one-time, quarterly or monthly credit card payment(s).
Give by Mail (credit card or check)
Pay by check or credit card when your mail your printable gift form to: Des Moines University Accounting Department 3200 Grand Avenue Des Moines, IA 50312 Gifts made by check should be payable to “Des Moines University”
Give by Phone (credit card)
Call the DMU Development department at: 515-271-1387, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. central time, Monday through Friday.
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs that match charitable contributions made by their employees. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. That could double or triple your gift to DMU. To find out if your company has a matching gift program, enter your employer’s name below:
Companies use various methods by which employees can request matching gifts – online forms, automated phone systems or paper forms completed by the charitable cause. Contact your company’s human resources officer to discover your options. Send all completed and signed forms into: Des Moines University Development Department 3200 Grand Avenue Des Moines, IA 50312
Planned gifts are those that you commit to in the present but give to DMU in the future. These deferred gifts offer a wide variety of benefits, including flexibility, tax savings and-in some cases-fixed, dependable income for life. A few ways to leave a planned gift to the University is through:
- Retirement plan gifts
- Retained life estate
- Charitable gift annuities
- Charitable remainder trusts
- Charitable lead trusts
- Life insurance
To find out if a planned gift is right for you, visit our planned giving page or contact Stephaie Greiner: