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Presidents Society Established 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


  • 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 2014 (July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014) President’s Society Members

Frank M. Kneussl, Ph.D. Dr. Roger and Barbara Harken Monsour
Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino
Murray Goldstein, D.O. Gary L. Heller, D.O. ’78
Chidozie J. Ononuju, D.O. ’96, Pharm.D. UnityPoint Health
Thomas E. Benzoni, D.O. ’83 & Noreen E. O’Shea, D.O. ’84 Jeffrey J. Bulson, D.O. ’85
Dr. Jodi L. & Don Cahalan Dr. William & Carla Cruzen ’76
DuPont Pioneer William J. Dyche, Ph.D.
Bernard M. Feldman, D.O. ’80 & Ava R. Feldman, D.O. ’83 Angela & Thaddeus Franklin
James K. Harley, D.O.’04 Holmes Murphy & Associates
Iowa Medical Society Karen McLean, Ph.D.
Richard T. Pitts, D.O., Ph.D. Gary P. Plundo, D.O. ’79, FACOFP
David A. Plundo, D.O. ’85, M.P.H. ’11, FACOFP & Terri L. Plundo, D.O. ’92, FACOFP James S. Teague
Arvin W. Trippensee, D.O. ’97
Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company
BMO Harris Bank Michael L. & Kathleen S. Boyle
Traci A. Bush, PT, OTR/L, DHS Capt. Daniel J. Callan, D.O. ’76
Casey’s General Stores CenturyLink
Eric & Kathy Crowell Captain John R. Cusack, MC, USN (Ret.)
George & Paula Davey Daniel R. Deavers, Ph.D.
Tom & Kris Flynn James A. Grekin, D.O.
Gary & Marcia Hammers Renee Hardman
Pain Control Service / Mohammad S. Iqbal, M.D. Brad & Carol Klock
Greg & Vicki Kolbinger Jared M. Lans
Mediacom Mercy Medical Center
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People NCMIC Group, Inc
Mark & Karla Peiffer PiperJaffray
Polk County Board of Supervisors Principal Financial Group
Mary A. Radia, D.O.’81 & Suku V. Radia Lisa Reineke, D.O. ’92
Stephen D. Richards, D.O. ’74 Ryko Solutions, Inc.
Joseph J. Ryno III, D.O. ’76, FACEP, FAEP (PG – Anonymous) Sammons Financial Group
The Rasmussen Group U.S. Bank
Venture Management and Realty LLC Verizon
Roberta A. Wattleworth, D.O., M.H.A., M.P.H. Sue and Art Wittmack
AIB College of Business Dr. William G. Anderson, ’56
Arthur E. Angove, D.O. ’62 Andra Anteau
AT&T Services, Inc. Athene USA
Atlantic Bottling Company Allen Auerbach & Terry Masel-Auerbach
Kelly & Rachelle Baier Lori & Larry J. Baker
Baker Electric, Inc. Eric & Jenni Barp
Kenneth S. Bayles, D.O. ’75 & Shirley L. Bayles John D. Bennett, D.P.M.
John & Pat Bergseng & Family Gary Bernard, D.O.
April L. Bisaga, D.O. ’03 Roland J. Brandt, D.O. ’77
Governor Terry Branstad & Chris Branstad K. Linda Bratkiewicz, D.P.M. ’91
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Broadlawns Medical Center
Beth & Steve Brosnahan Philip & Paula Bruno
Dr. Phil & Becky Bryant Gilbert Bucholz, D.O. ’58
Don E. Buddecke Jr., D.P.M. ’98 Mary McNerney Byrd
Ms. Linda M. Carter-Lewis Gage M. Caudell
Ellen-Earle Chaffee & David Schwalbe Dan & Pam Harrison Chambers
Naresh C. Chandan, D.O. ’92 & Ritu Chandan, D.O. ’95 Dr. & Mrs. Frank M. Clark
Patricia A. Cottrille, D.O., FACOP Zane G. Craig, D.O. ’78
Michael & Lindsay Dean, D.P.T. Christian K. Den Ouden, D.O. ’76
Raymond M. Depa, D.O. ’97 Des Moines Area Community College
Kendall Dillon Russell Dixon, PA-C ’11
Doll Distributing, LLC David E. Drake, D.O. ’83
EdCo Community Credit Union Dr. Ted Edwards & Dr. Belinda Savage-Edwards
John P. Eichorst, D.O. ’61 EMC Insurance Company
Paul E. Emmans Jr., D.O. ’71 Mindi J. Feilmeier, D.P.M.’05
Charles Finch, D.O. Michael M. Fishkin, D.O. ’73
Flynn Wright, Inc. Michael J. Foggia II D.O., Michael III, Milena, Audette
Frank Berlin & Associates, LLC Jill & Darin Frerichs
Ted & Jan George Dale J. Gierthy, D.O. ’61, M.D.
Harvey A. Giller, D.O. ’76 W. Stevenson Glanton, J.D.
Thomas R. Gleason, D.O., FAOCR Dr. & Mrs. Robert Good
Herbert H. Goodwin, D.O. Jeffrey Gray, Ph.D.
Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau Nick & Stephanie Greiner
Barry Griswell / Performance Management Group GTG Construction
Roberta J. Guibord, D.O. ’92 Steven A. Gunderson, D.O. ’77
Catherine A. & Watson A. Gutowski, D.O. Kim L. Burrell Gutowski, D.O. ’90 & Paul A. Gutowski, D.O. ’90
Andrew E. Hano Burr C. Hartman, D.O. ’79
Victoria L. Herring Alice L. Hinkeldey, D.O. ’94
Norma J. Hirsch, M.D. Margaret & Leo Hough
Mr. Fred & Charlotte Hubbell Mike & Susan Huppert
Cheng-Hong & Evelyn Hwang Iowa Beverage Systems
Iowa Cubs Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association
Chuck & Jaina Johnson Charles F. Johnson, D.O. ’63
Dr. & Mrs. Daniel C. Jones Dr. Martin & Renee Jourden
Gregory J. Kosters, D.O. ’84 Joel R. Kramer, D.O. ’79
Michael R. Krause, D.O. ’98 Becky Lade
Jeff & Shannon Lamberti Allan M. Lans, D.O.
Michael S. Lee, D.P.M., FACFAS Ralph W. Levy, D.O.
Karen Lewis Erika A. Linden
Raymond L. Lobins, D.O. ’00 Marsden Building Maintenance Company
John Massimilian Dr. & Mrs. Joseph R. Mastandrea
Donald & Jeannine Matz Robert Mazzei, D.O.
Patrick K. McClellan, D.O. ’64 McGladrey LLP
Mark C. Menadue, D.O. ’83, FACEP, J.D. Dr. & Mrs. Michael J. Menolasino III ’91
J. Michael Metts, D.O. ’96 Jan Miller Straub
Drs. Masoud & Maryam Moghaddam Steve & Erna Morain
Paul J. Morris, D.O., FACOFP Tom & Sharon Mueller
Duane & Cathy Murray Robert F. Naples, D.O. ’83
April Newton, P.T. Nicki Dowdy Nigro, D.P.M.’89
LeAndre W. Odom, D.O. Robert S. Orosz, D.O.
Otis Elevator Company Dr. Edward H. & Mrs. Carol Papish
Per Mar Security Services Dr. Steven & Stefanie Perkins
Don & Judith Peska Claudia Peterson, D.O. ’86
Andrea C. Plagge, D.O. ’98 J.D. Polk
Sharon K. Pool, D.O. ’78 Karen Render
Edgar J. Rennoe, D.O. ’51 John A. Rialson, D.P.M.’08
Bret Ripley, D.O. Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, LLC
Steven M. Rosenberg, D.O. ’71 Deborah & Dr. Burt Routman
Ronald D. Sanzone, D.O. ’68 Alfred D. Savage, D.O. ’72
Susan L. Schooler, P.A.-C ’92 Mark S. Schultz, D.O. ’80
William & Jean Schuster Robert C. Schwert, D.O. ’73
Roger & Carol Senty Yogesh A. Shah, M.D. & Deval Shah
Drs. Rebecca & Robert Shaw Shive-Hattery
Simonson & Associates Inc Ed & Lois Skinner
Timothy A. Steele, Ph.D. Jacqueline M. Stoken, D.O. ’90
Teri Stumbo, M.S.P.T. The Iowa Clinic LTD
The Levitt Foundation The Weitz Company, Inc.
Triangle Solutions James & Monique Tu
John P. Visioli, D.O. ’98 Waldinger Corporation
Dr. & Mrs. Marvin Walker Mr. & Mrs. H.W. Walker Jr.
Carolyn Weaver Fred & Emily Weitz
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa West Bank
Dr. Ray & Carla Wifler William C. Knapp Charitable Foundation
Willis Auto Campus Charles L. Woods, D.O. ’66
Adrian L. Woolley, D.O. ’95 Carol K. Yee, D.O. ’02 & Walter J. Yee, D.O. ’03
Robert & Donna Yoho Sanford D. Zelnick, D.O. ’80

View a list of the fiscal year 2013 (July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013) President’s Society Members


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