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Take Pride in DMU
Being “DMU proud” makes a difference. As a University employee, you make that difference today and for years to come in our collective efforts to prepare tomorrow’s health care workforce.
Scholarships were awarded based on gifts last year to DMU students who consistantly outrank their peers at other institutions in pass rates and scores on professional exams.
Together, we employees have raised more than $1 million over the past ten years through the Employee Campaign to support our University.
Financial gifts made to the University help fund outreach to schools and community medicine for under-served populations.
You can be DMU Proud of the DMU Fund
The DMU Fund is an annual fundraising campaign that strives to raise unrestricted gifts to the University. Unrestricted money has allowed the University to invest in student scholarships, technological and facility improvements, our excellent faculty and many other University needs and opportunities.
Annual gifts are an indication of the pride our DMU alumni and friends have for this remarkable and historic University. And it shows! Last year more than 50 percent of donors supported the DMU Fund.
Gifts to the DMU Fund go to work immediately, ensuring that more students achieve their goal of becoming DMU graduates and leaders in health care.
Your money goes a long way. Show that you are DMU PROUD with a gift to the DMU Fund Today!
Together we can Make a Difference
Employee Campaign Participation.
We go the extra mile in showing our pride in DMU in the way we support the annual Employee Campaign. Every year, approximately 70 percent of our employees step up with a gift to the campaign, far outpacing the national average of around 33 percent at other charitable organizations. That means we have a powerful and positive impact on our University, our students and the people and communities they will go on to serve.
Become a Proud Member of the President’s Society
The President’s Society honors generous donors who make annual gifts of $1,000 or more to DMU. Members of the President’s Society provide the components that make the University innovative and exceptional.
Learn more about President’s Society –>
Your gift could qualify you for fun incentives including:
- DMU Pround commemorative gift
- DMU Proud t-shirt
- Half or full day vacation
- Invitation for you and a guest to attend the President’s Society reception
Give early to better your chances to win vacation days! Learn more about incentives.
Show that you’re #DMUProud and Win a Parking Spot!
Ways to show your pride
- A selfie of you hard at work
- A photo of campus
- A student studying
- A department huddle
- Anything that you feel proudly represents the University!
We want to see how PROUD you are of DMU! Donors to the Employee Campaign can earn a chance to win a parking spot by showing their DMU pride. There are three reserved Employee Campaign spots (one each at the Academic Center, Ryan Hall and DMU Clinic) and there will be a quarterly winner for each location.
Just take a photo or video and post it publicly on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #DMUPROUD. Every new photo or video gets you one entry into the parking spot drawing. Any employee involved in the photo is also entered to win.
Never heard of Instagram? Have no clue what a hashtag is? Contact or send your photo or video directly to Katie Schorsch at firstname.lastname@example.org. All submitted photos and videos will be showcased below. If you don’t see your submission, contact Katie at x1573.
Seth Stevenson and Katie Schorsch- After 7 hours of traveling home from Boston, we were happily greeted in the airport by a smiling DMU Student! #dmuproud
Nicole Branstad is Proud to work at a place that has such great community partnerships #dmuproud
Zachary Benton-Slocum is DMU PROUD!
Dr. Simon Geletta is DMU PROUD!
Dr. Nancy O’Connell is DMU PROUD!
Nancy Marshall is DMU PROUD!
Jayne Strathe is DMU PROUD!
Dr. Trausch is DMU PROUD of her DMU education!
#dmuproud of DMU’s community service! Josh Kvinlaug, Dawn, Bisenius, Kim Steelman, Sandy Farris, Nicole Brandstad and Brianne Sanchez
We agree with Amanda Radkay and Dr. Karen McLean! What a beautiful campus we have here at DMU!
Brianne Sanchez- Great on-campus discussion of ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ at @desmoinesuniv today. #dmuproud
Brianne Sanchez- It’s @desmoinesuniv employee campaign time, so showing I’m #dmuproud (and thankful they put up with my super messy office!)
Nicole Branstad- #dmuproud of the amazing lectures and presentations that we are exposed to at @desmoinesuniv
Layne Huey- Baby up at 4, dropped an entire venti extra shot latte within seconds and forgot my lunch but I’m here and #DMUProud! #Friday #GetAfterIt #24DaysNew #NewGirl #LoveMyJob #CampaignSeason #SupportYourStudents #Admissions
Vanessa Ross- Today @rebeccaskloot and Vice President for Research Dr. Jeff Gray @ejeffg were part of a great panel discussion regarding The Immortal Life of Henr
Nicole Branstad- #dmuproud that I get to work at a place where being a mom is celebrated. #mybossisthebest
Vanessa Ross- So grateful to host @rebeccaskloot at DMU today. It took two years and a lot of planning. If you haven’t read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks r
Kevin Peck is #dmuproud of his ITS team
Judy Allison is #dmuproud
Dawn Bisenius is #dmuproud of Phil Blumberg
Juanita Buchanan is #dmuproud
Dr. Kari Smith is #dmuproud of our Physical Therapy Clinic and Department
Stacy Farr in ITS is #dmuproud
Jessica Sleeth is #dmuproud
Emily Chesnut and Jenny Moline are #dmuproud of each other!
Jeri Tripp is #dmuproud of our awesome clinic staff!
Diane Marshall is #dmuproud
Katie Buck, Franny Mohrhauser and Stacy Crossman are #dmuproud
Dr. Polk, Dr. Green and Alison Noftsger are #dmuproud of their co-workers
Alison Noftsger shares why she is #dmuproud while Dr. Polk and Dr. Green are hard at work!
Kelli Olson is #dmuproud of the students she works with!
Joy Schiller and Dr. David Spreadbury are #dmuproud of our outstanding teaching kitchen!
Becky Hines is #dmuproud of our Library!
Marianne Moser, Sadie Wunderlich, Alyssa Burnett and Layne Huey in Admissions are #dmuproud
Diane Ament is #dmuproud
Vickie Behrends is #dmuproud
Dr. Suzanne Bholson is #dmuproud of our Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences students!
President Franklin is #dmuproud of DMU’s commitment to excellence!
Megan Martin and Olivea Mead are #dmuproud of our faculty and staff!
Dr. Martin Schmidt is #dmuproud of our students!
Marilee Verstraete is #dmuproud of her team!
Linda Kading is #dmuproud of our outstanding Board of Trustees!
Kristin Lowry is #dmuproud of our Physical Therapy Research
Katie Neubauer is #dmuproud
Anna Cruz and Katie Neubauer are #dmuproud of the two future DMU babies that will be joining us soon!
Kathy Lynn and Pam Duffy are #dmuproud of the Master of Public Health program!
Karie, Sandy and Selena in Accounting are #dmuproud
Brenda Bolen is #dmuproud of John Stephenson our awesome groundskeeper!
Molly Lyon and Sarah Walton “We’re #dmuproud of our researchers!”
Katie Schorsch and Seth Stevenson “Employee Campaign Kick Off Day! We are two employees who are super blessed to be #dmuproud”
Nicole Branstad says “Employee Campaign kick-off today. Are you #dmuproud ?”
Dr. James Mahoney is #dmuproud
Norma Hirsch is #dmuproud!
Dr. Katherine Frush is #dmuproud
We are #dmuproud of the 2015 Employee Campaign committee!
Dr. Donald Matz is #dmuproud!
The entire Development team is #dmuproud of all of the generous donors! (Ann Tenner, Melanie Weibel, Katie Schorsch, Stephanie Greiner, Heather Ubben)
Dr. Tim Steele is #dmuproud!
Sue Huppert is #dmuproud!
Web developer, Seth Stevenson is #dmuproud!
Mark Pfeiffer is #dmuproud
Josh Kvinlaug is #dmuproud!
Dr. Jeff Gray, DMU’s V.P. for Research, is #dmuproud
Jean Schuster is #dmuproud
John Stephenson is #dmuproud of his 37 years at DMU!
Dr. Mindi Feilmeier is #dmuproud of our students!
George Davey is #dmuproud
Tracy Porter is DMU PROUD!
Suzanne Johnson is DMU PROUD!
Rich Salas is DMU PROUD!
Phil Blumberg is DMU PROUD!
Mollie Lyon- Someone’s feeling under the weather but she’s still #dmuproud!
Maureen O’Hara is DMU PROUD!
Lori Semke is DMU PROUD!
Laura Delaney is DMU PROUD!
Katie Schorsch- Settled in and ready to learn. We have a jam packed schedule today and tomorrow. Its all about the Annual Fund! #bringiton #casesagp #dmuproud #continuinged
Kim Steelman is DMU PROUD!
Dr. Julie Ronnebaum is DMU PROUD!
Jill Edgerton is DMU PROUD!
Jennifer Clark-King & Sara Ringgenberg are DMU Proud!
Jarren Hummel is DMU Proud!
Erika Linden is DMU Proud!
Dr. Wayne Wilson is DMU Proud!
Dr. Kara Thompson is DMU Proud!
Dr. Elitsa Ananieva-Stoyanova is DMU Proud!
Donna Taylor is DMU Proud!
Brianne Sanchez- Emmett and I got to be on the jumbotron handing out a giant check at our first @iowawild game. Woo! #dmuproud
Layne Huey- Spruced up my desk! #DMUProud #Purple #DMUallday #tgif
View photos from last year’s campaign