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President’s Society

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

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 Day Leonard Fronton, D.O. ’66
Dr. & Mrs. Donald Janower
Allen S. Birrer, D.O. ’64 Bernard M. Feldman, D.O. ’80 & Ava R. Feldman, D.O. ’83
Angela & Thaddeus Franklin Dr. & Mrs. Stanley C. Gallagher, ’76
Murray Goldstein, D.O. Kruidenier Charitable Foundation Inc.
Roger D. Monsour, D.O. & Barbara Harken Monsour Chidozie J. Ononuju, D.O. ’96, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino William C. Knapp Charitable Foundation
Dr. William G. Anderson, ’56 Thomas E. Benzoni, D.O. ’83 & Noreen E. O’Shea, D.O. ’84
Jeffrey J. Bulson, D.O. ’85 Traci A. Bush, PT, OTR/L, DHS
Captain John R. Cusack, MC, USN (Ret.) ’76 William J. Dyche, Ph.D.
Gary L. Heller, D.O. ’78 Brad & Carol Klock
McAninch Corporation McGladrey, LLP
Karen & Duncan McLean Meredith Corporation
Steve & Erna Morain NCMIC Group, Inc. / Professional Solutions
R. W. & Mary A. Nelson Mark & Karla Peiffer
Richard T. Pitts, D.O., Ph.D. Gary P. Plundo, D.O. ’79, FACOFP
Stephen & Janice Richards James S. Teague
Arvin W. Trippensee, D.O. ’97
Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers AT&T Services, Inc.
Allen Auerbach & Terry Masel-Auerbach Lori & Larry J. Baker
BCDG, LP dba McDonalds Belin McCormick, P.C.
Michael L. & Kathleen S. Boyle CenturyLink
Naresh C. Chandan, D.O. ’92 & Ritu Chandan, D.O. ’95 George & Paula Davey
Daniel R. Deavers, Ph.D. Thomas R. DeGregory, D.O. & April DeGregory
First American Bank Georgeanne Freeman, D.O. ’99, M.P.H. & Steven Kojundic
James A. Grekin, D.O. Dr. & Mrs. Jeffry E. Hagenstein, ’76
William J. Hamilton, D.O. ’72 Gary & Marcia Hammers
Dr. James K. Harley Gordon H. Hsieh, D.O. ’85
Iowa Medical Society Iowa Realty
Iowa State Bank Gerald M. & Joan Kirke / Wild Rose Entertainment
Dr. James M. & Mrs. Jeanette La Rose Priti Lacy, Ph.D.
Becky Lade Erika Linden & Randy Thompson
Kathryn N. Martin, D.O. ’00 & Thomas L. Martin, D.O. ’99 MidAmerican Energy Company
Drs. Nicki and Jeff Nigro PiperJaffray
Mary A. Radia, D.O. ’81 & Suku V. Radia Sammons Financial Group
William & Jean Schuster UnityPoint Health – Des Moines
Venture Management & Realty LLC Verizon
Sue and Art Wittmack Sanford D. Zelnick, D.O. ’80
Johan Aerts, D.O., FACOS AIB College of Business
Frank J. Amico, D.O., FACP Arthur E. Angove, D.O. ’62
Kelly R. & Rachelle H. Baier Eric & Jenni Barp
Kenneth S. Bayles, D.O. ’75 & Shirley L. Bayles Brian J. Beck, D.O. ’69
John D. Bennett, D.P.M. Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery
John & Pat Bergseng & Family Ronald W. Blair, D.O.
BMO Harris Bank Scott & Shantelle Bohner
Governor Terry Branstad & Chris Branstad K. Linda Bratkiewicz, D.P.M. ’91
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Beth & Steve Brosnahan
Dr. Phil & Becky Bryant Gilbert Bucholz, D.O. ’58
Thomas R. Buroker, D.O. ’68 & Patricia G. Buroker Mary McNerney Byrd
Ms. Linda M. Carter-Lewis Gage M. Caudell
Ellen Chaffee Dan & Pam Harrison Chambers
Jay W. Christensen, M.H.A. ’01 Coppola, McConville, Coppola, Hockenberg & Scalise, PC
Patricia A. Cottrille, D.O., FACOP Patty and Jim Cownie Charitable Fund
Zane G. Craig, D.O. ’78 Paul Dayton, D.P.M., FACFAS
Kevin V. de Regnier, D.O. ’85 Christian K. Den Ouden, D.O. ’76
Raymond M. Depa, D.O. ’97 Des Moines Area Community College
Kendall Dillon Gertrude S. Doughten, D.O.
Drake University Pamela A. Duffy
Dr. Ted Edwards & Dr. Belinda Savage-Edwards John P. Eichorst, D.O. ’61
Paul E. Emmans Jr., D.O. ’71 Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance
Bill & Kathy Fehrman Mindi J. Feilmeier, D.P.M. ’05
Financial Plus Credit Union Charles Finch, D.O.
Michelle F. Fiorillo, D.O. ’88 Michael M. Fishkin, D.O. ’73
Tom & Kris Flynn Flynn Wright
Michael J. Foggia II D.O., Michael III, Milena, Audette Jill & Darin Frerichs
Michael & Barbara Gartner Jeanne M. Giddings, D.O. ’84
Daniel Gilman, D.O. W. Stevenson Glanton, J.D.
Neil J. Goldberg, D.O. ’81 Jay S. Gottlieb
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
GTG Construction Roberta J. Guibord, D.O. ’92
Catherine A. & Watson A. Gutowski, D.O. Kim L. Burrell Gutowski, D.O. ’90 & Paul A. Gutowski, D.O. ’90
Dr. & Mrs. Henry Hagenstein, ’77 Marc B. Hahn, D.O. ’84
Andrew E. Hano Renee Hardman
Harriett Graney Harrow Burr C. Hartman, D.O. ’79
W. Hal Hatchett, D.P.M. ’00 / Coastal Carolina Podiatry, Inc Norma J. Hirsch, M.D.
Margaret & Leo Hough Mike & Susan Huppert
Cheng-Hong & Evelyn Hwang IMT Insurance Company
Iowa Army National Guard The Iowa Clinic, P.C.
Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association John Ruan Foundation Trust
Chuck & Jaina Johnson Daniel C. Jones (D.O. ’93) and Carolee A. Jones
Ric & Carol Jurgens Leroy & Julie Kareus
Bill & Char Kimball Greg & Vicki Kolbinger
Gregory J. Kosters, D.O. ’84 Nicholas J. Kuiper, D.O. ’05
Jeff & Shannon Lamberti Allan M. Lans, D.O.
Douglas P. Larsen, D.O. ’71 Lawrence A. Larson, D.O. ’75
Jerry W. Lehr, D.O. ’83 Ralph Levy, D.O.
James M. Mahoney, D.P.M. Jeffrey M. Maire, D.O. ’97
Dr. & Mrs. John Q. A. Mattern II Donald & Jeannine Matz
Heather McClellan, D.P.T. ’03 Mercer
J. Michael Metts, D.O. ’96 Jan Miller Straub
Paul J. Morris D.O. ’78 Dr. Tom & Kristy Motz
NAACP-Des Moines Robert F. Naples, D.O. ’83
Kenley W. Neuman, D.O. ’03 & Ran Neuman Jeffrey A. Olson, D.O. ’00 & Karlon J. Olson, D.P.M. ’97
Robert Orenstein, D.O. & Amy E. Foxx-Orenstein, D.O. Beth Orlowski
Otis Elevator Company Outreach, Inc.
Dr. & Mrs. N.K. Pandeya Dr. Edward H. & Mrs. Carol Papish
Per Mar Security Services Claudia Peterson, D.O. ’86
Andrea C. Plagge, D.O. ’98 J.D. Polk
Polk County Board of Supervisors J. Douglas & Debbie Reichardt
Rachel Reimer, Ph.D. Lisa A. Reineke, D.O.
Marcia A. Rellihan, D.O. ’83 John A. Rialson, D.P.M. ’08
Harvey V. Ring, D.O. ’60 Bret Ripley, D.O.
Brian L. Risavi, D.O., MS, FACEP Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, LLC
Linda M. Robel Dr. Norman & Mrs. Dee Ann Rose
Joseph J. Ryno III, D.O. ’76, FACEP, FAEP Ronald D. Sanzone, D.O. ’68
Alfred D. Savage, D.O. ’72 Susan L. Schooler, PA-C ’92
Robert C. Schwert, D.O. ’73 Dr. Roger & Carol Senty
Shive-Hattery, Inc. Stanley Skopit, D.O.
Brad D. Smith, D.O. ’89 Gina Smith
Stanford and Carol Reinisch Foundation Timothy A. Steele, Ph.D.
Michael J. Stein, D.O. ’66 Jacqueline M. Stoken, D.O. ’90
Thomas Striegel Robert E. Suter, D.O., M.H.A., FACOEP-D, FIFEM
Triangle Solutions John Utrie
Waldinger Corporation Marvin Walker, D.O.
Mr. & Mrs. H.W. Walker Jr. Carolyn Weaver
West Bank Thomas M. White, D.O. ’89
Ray & Carla Wifler Willis Auto Campus
Connie Wimer Linda & Michael Witte
Charles L. Woods, D.O. ’66 Adrian L. Woolley, D.O. ’95
Walter J Yee and Carol K Denbesten Yee Patricia M. Yungclas
Alan Zuckert

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Contact

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

Stephanie Greiner

Stephanie Greiner

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

Katie Schorsch

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