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Legacy Society

Legacy Society

The Legacy Society recognizes individual donors and their spouse who make planned gifts or bequests to Des Moines University. The Legacy Society recognizes and celebrates commitments made today that will benefit DMU’s students, faculty, and programs for many generations to come.


  • Planned gifts may be any amount and must be documented with Statement of Intent, Supporting estate documentation and a member of the development staff.
  • Gifts can be made in support of any Des Moines University college, program, fund or university event.

Eligible Gift Types:

  • Bequests
  • Beneficiary designations
  • Charitable gift annuities
  • Charitable remainder trusts
  • Life insurance policy
  • Retained life estate agreements
  • Gifts of retirement assets

Donor Recognition and Opportunities for Engagement:

  • Special invitation to the annual President’s Society reception
  • Donor name(s) listed in the annual Des Moines University Honor Roll of Donors
  • Special invitations to donor and campus events
  • DMU Magazine

Current Legacy Society Members:

Anonymous (2)Arthur E. Angove, D.O. ’62Lyle R. Bailey, D.O. ’55
Lori & Larry J. BakerMary ByrdDr. & Mrs. Frank M. Clark
Dr. Robert & Brenda GoodJames T. Haffenden, D.O. ’52Richard Irelan
Aram Janigian, D.O. ’63 & Susie JanigianAnthony C. Korvas, D.O. ’69 & Cathy A. KorvasRalph Levy, D.O.
Paul L. Ruza, D.O.Alan J. Saltzman, D.O. ’78Robert J. Smick, D.O. ’55
Lowell L. Troester, D.O. ’54Richard L. Vermeer, D.O. ’76Louis B. Walk, D.O. ’66


For more information about planned giving, please contact:

Doyle Monsma

Doyle Monsma

Director of Planned Giving and Development
Development & Alumni Relations