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President’s Society

Presidents SocietyEstablished 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

Criteria

  • 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 DayLeonard Fronton, D.O. ’66
Dr. & Mrs. Donald JanowerRoger D. Monsour, D.O. & Barbara Harken Monsour
Bankers TrustAllen S. Birrer, D.O. ’64
Bernard M. Feldman, D.O. ’80 & Ava R. Feldman, D.O. ’83Angela & Thaddeus Franklin
Dr. & Mrs. Stanley C. Gallagher, ’76Murray Goldstein, D.O.
Kruidenier Charitable Foundation Inc.Chidozie J. Ononuju, D.O. ’96, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
David A. Plundo, D.O. ’85, M.P.H. ’11, FACOFP & Terri L. Plundo, D.O. ’92, FACOFPPrairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino
SEIWilliam C. Knapp Charitable Foundation
Dr. William G. Anderson, ’56Allen Auerbach & Terry Masel-Auerbach
Thomas E. Benzoni, D.O. ’83 & Noreen E. O’Shea, D.O. ’84Barry Braver, D.O. ’79 & Celia L. Sroka, D.O. ’79
Jeffrey J. Bulson, D.O. ’85Traci A. Bush, PT, OTR/L, DHS
Captain John R. Cusack, MC, USN (Ret.) ’76William J. Dyche, Ph.D.
Gary & Marcia HammersGary L. Heller, D.O. ’78
Holmes MurphyIowa Medical Society
Brad & Carol KlockDr. James M. & Mrs. Jeanette La Rose
McAninch CorporationMcGladrey, LLP
Karen & Duncan McLeanMeredith Corporation
Steve & Erna MorainNCMIC Group, Inc. / Professional Solutions
R. W. & Mary A. NelsonMark & Karla Peiffer
Richard T. Pitts, D.O., Ph.D.Gary P. Plundo, D.O. ’79, FACOFP
Stephen & Janice RichardsJames S. Teague
Arvin W. Trippensee, D.O. ’97 
Accelerated Rehabilitation CentersKenneth W. Adams, D.O. ’83
American Equity Investment Life Insurance CompanyAT&T Services, Inc.
Lori & Larry J. BakerBCDG, LP dba McDonalds
Belin McCormick, P.C.April Bisaga-Carr
Michael L. & Kathleen S. BoyleThomas R. Buroker, D.O. ’68 & Patricia G. Buroker
Casey’s General StoresCenturyLink
Naresh C. Chandan, D.O. ’92 & Ritu Chandan, D.O. ’95Jay W. Christensen, M.H.A. ’01
George & Paula DaveyDaniel R. Deavers, Ph.D.
Thomas R. DeGregory, D.O. & April DeGregoryFirst American Bank
Flynn WrightGeorgeanne Freeman, D.O. ’99, M.P.H. & Steven Kojundic
James A. Grekin, D.O.GTG Construction
Dr. & Mrs. Jeffry E. Hagenstein, ’76William J. Hamilton, D.O. ’72
Dr. James K. HarleyBradley K. Hiatt, D.O.
Gordon H. Hsieh, D.O. ’85The Iowa Clinic, P.C.
Iowa RealtyIowa State Bank
Gerald M. & Joan Kirke / Wild Rose EntertainmentPriti Lacy, Ph.D.
Becky LadeErika Linden & Randy Thompson
Kathryn N. Martin, D.O. ’00 & Thomas L. Martin, D.O. ’99Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines
MidAmerican Energy CompanyNeumann Brothers, Inc.
Drs. Nicki and Jeff NigroPiperJaffray
Mary A. Radia, D.O. ’81 & Suku V. RadiaJoseph J. Ryno III, D.O. ’76, FACEP, FAEP
Sammons Financial GroupWilliam & Jean Schuster
UnityPoint Health – Des MoinesVenture Management & Realty LLC
VerizonWellmark, Inc
Linda & Michael WitteSue and Art Wittmack
Robert & Donna YohoSanford D. Zelnick, D.O. ’80
Andrew Adair, D.O., FACOFP, FAAFPJohan Aerts, D.O., FACOS
AIB College of BusinessKip J. & Debbie Albertson
Frank J. Amico, D.O., FACPArthur E. Angove, D.O. ’62
Teresa A. Aoki, M.D.Kelly R. & Rachelle H. Baier
Eric & Jenni BarpKenneth S. Bayles, D.O. ’75 & Shirley L. Bayles
Brian J. Beck, D.O. ’69John D. Bennett, D.P.M.
Bergman Folkers Plastic SurgeryJohn & Pat Bergseng & Family
Ronald W. Blair, D.O.BMO Harris Bank
Scott & Shantelle BohnerGovernor Terry Branstad & Chris Branstad
K. Linda Bratkiewicz, D.P.M. ’91Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations
Beth & Steve BrosnahanPhilip Bruno, D.O.’77 & Mrs. Paula Bruno
Dr. Phil & Becky BryantGilbert Bucholz, D.O. ’58
Mary McNerney ByrdMs. Linda M. Carter-Lewis
Gage M. CaudellEllen Chaffee
Dan & Pam Harrison ChambersDr. & Mrs. Frank M. Clark
Coppola, McConville, Coppola, Hockenberg & Scalise, PCPatricia A. Cottrille, D.O., FACOP
Patty and Jim Cownie Charitable FundZane G. Craig, D.O. ’78
Paul Dayton, D.P.M., FACFASKevin V. de Regnier, D.O. ’85
Raymond M. Depa, D.O. ’97Des Moines Area Community College
Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons, PCKendall Dillon
Gertrude S. Doughten, D.O.Drake University
Pamela A. DuffyDr. Ted Edwards & Dr. Belinda Savage-Edwards
EFCO Corp.John P. Eichorst, D.O. ’61
EMC Insurance CompaniesPaul E. Emmans Jr., D.O. ’71
Farmers Mutual Hail InsuranceBill & Kathy Fehrman
Mindi J. Feilmeier, D.P.M. ’05Financial Plus Credit Union
Charles Finch, D.O.Michelle Fiorillo, D.O.
Michael M. Fishkin, D.O. ’73Tom & Kris Flynn
Michael J. Foggia II D.O., Michael III, Milena, AudetteDominic A. Formaro Jr., D.O.
Jill & Darin FrerichsMichael & Barbara Gartner
Jeanne M. Giddings, D.O. ’84Daniel Gilman, D.O.
W. Stevenson Glanton, J.D.Thomas R. Gleason, D.O., FAOCR
Neil J. Goldberg, D.O. ’81Dr. & Mrs. Robert Good
Jay S. GottliebSean & Sheila Grambart
Jeffrey Gray, Ph.D.Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau
Thomas Green, D.O.Stanley Greenberg, D.O. ’68
Kerry Gregoryk, Ph.D.Nick & Stephanie Greiner
Roberta J. Guibord, D.O. ’92Catherine A. & Watson A. Gutowski, D.O.
Kim L. Burrell Gutowski, D.O. ’90 & Paul A. Gutowski, D.O. ’90Dr. & Mrs. Henry Hagenstein, ’77
Marc B. Hahn, D.O. ’84Andrew E. Hano
Renee HardmanHarriett Graney Harrow
Brian & Julie HartBurr C. Hartman, D.O. ’79
W. Hal Hatchett, D.P.M. ’00 / Coastal Carolina Podiatry, IncVictoria L. Herring
Norma J. Hirsch, M.D.Margaret & Leo Hough
Dr. William E. & Mrs. Lynne HowardMike & Susan Huppert
Cheng-Hong & Evelyn HwangHy-Vee, Inc.
IMT Insurance CompanyIowa Army National Guard
Iowa Osteopathic Medical AssociationIowa Podiatric Medical Society
Troy D. Ivey, D.O. ’89Joe & Kathy Fitzgerald / Massage Envy
John Ruan Foundation TrustChuck & Jaina Johnson
Daniel C. Jones (D.O. ’93) and Carolee A. JonesRic & Carol Jurgens
Leroy & Julie KareusBill & Char Kimball
Greg & Vicki KolbingerGregory J. Kosters, D.O. ’84
Joel R. Kramer, D.O. ’79Nicholas J. Kuiper, D.O. ’05
Jeff & Shannon LambertiAllan M. Lans, D.O.
Douglas P. Larsen, D.O. ’71Lawrence A. Larson, D.O. ’75
Jerry W. Lehr, D.O. ’83Ralph Levy, D.O.
James M. Mahoney, D.P.M.Jeffrey M. Maire, D.O. ’97
Dr. & Mrs. John Q. A. Mattern IIDonald & Jeannine Matz
Heather McClellan, D.P.T. ’03Mercer
J. Michael Metts, D.O. ’96Richard M. Miller, D.O. ’98
Jan Miller StraubJoshua L. Moore, D.P.M., AACFAS ’09
Paul J. Morris, D.O., FACOFPDr. Tom & Kristy Motz
NAACP-Des MoinesRobert F. Naples, D.O. ’83
Kenley W. Neuman, D.O. ’03 & Ran NeumanJeffrey A. Olson, D.O. ’00 & Karlon J. Olson, D.P.M. ’97
Robert Orenstein, D.O. & Amy E. Foxx-Orenstein, D.O.Beth Orlowski
Robert S. Orosz, D.O.Otis Elevator Company
Outreach, Inc.Dr. & Mrs. N.K. Pandeya
Dr. Edward H. & Mrs. Carol PapishPer Mar Security Services
Claudia Peterson, D.O. ’86Andrea C. Plagge, D.O. ’98
J.D. PolkPolk County Board of Supervisors
Dr. Steven R. & Cynthia Quam, ’78J. Douglas & Debbie Reichardt
Rachel Reimer, Ph.D.Lisa A. Reineke, D.O.
Marcia A. Rellihan, D.O. ’83John A. Rialson, D.P.M. ’08
Harvey V. Ring, D.O. ’60Bret Ripley, D.O.
Brian L. Risavi, D.O., MS, FACEPRiverside Casino and Golf Resort, LLC
Linda M. RobelRyan J. Roe, D.O.
Dr. Norman & Mrs. Dee Ann RoseSteven M. Rosenberg, D.O. ’71
Walter C. Rustmann, D.O.Ronald D. Sanzone, D.O. ’68
Alfred D. Savage, D.O. ’72Susan L. Schooler, PA-C ’92
Mark S. Schultz, D.O. ’80Robert C. Schwert, D.O. ’73
Dr. Roger & Carol SentyYogesh A. Shah, M.D. & Deval Shah
Drs. Rebecca & Robert ShawShive-Hattery, Inc.
Simonson & Associates ArchitectsStanley E. Skopit, D.O., FAOCD
Dr. Brad & Tami SmithGina Smith
Stanford and Carol Reinisch FoundationTimothy A. Steele, Ph.D.
Michael J. Stein, D.O. ’66Catherine Stevermer, Ph.D.
Jacqueline M. Stoken, D.O. ’90Storey Kenworthy Company
Thomas StriegelDr. Gary Stuck
Teri Stumbo, M.S.P.T.Robert E. Suter, D.O., M.H.A., FACOEP-D, FIFEM
Triangle SolutionsU.S. Bank
John UtrieWaldinger Corporation
Marvin Walker, D.O.Mr. & Mrs. H.W. Walker Jr.
Earl V. Walters, D.O. ’53Carolyn Weaver
West BankThomas M. White, D.O. ’89
Ray & Carla WiflerWillis Auto Campus
Connie WimerCharles L. Woods, D.O. ’66
Adrian L. Woolley, D.O. ’95Walter J Yee and Carol K Denbesten Yee
Patricia M. YungclasAlan Zuckert

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Contact

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

Greiner, Stephanie-54820

Stephanie Greiner

Chief Development Officer
Development
stephanie.greiner@dmu.edu
515-271-1386
Schorsch, Katie-39359

Katie Schorsch

Manager of Annual Giving
Development
katie.schorsch@dmu.edu
515-271-1573