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

Legacy Society Members:

Arthur E. Angove, D.O. ’62

Lyle R. Bailey, D.O. ’55

Lori & Larry J. Baker

Nicholas W. Bartz, D.O. ’81

Brian J. Beck, D.O.

Mary McNerney Byrd

Naresh & Ritu Chandan

Dr. & Mrs. Frank M. Clark

Thomas R. Gleason, D.O., FAOCR & Martha L. Gleason, Ed.D.

Dr. & Mrs. Robert Good

G. Keigh Howland, D.O. ’51 & Martha Howland

Richard Irelan

Aram Janigian, D.O. ’63 & Susie Janigian

Anthony C. Korvas, D.O. ’69 & Cathy A. Korvas

Richard C. Leech, D.O. ’61 & April C. Leech, R.N.

Ralph Levy, D.O.

Alan J. Saltzman, D.O.

Dr. & Mrs. Steven Shapiro

Robert J. Smick, D.O.

Student, Class of 1968

Lowell L. Troester

Richard L. Vermeer, D.O. ’76

Louis B. Walk, D.O. ’66



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