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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

Francium$25,000 and above


  • 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 on our website and 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
  • A mailed copy of your year-end giving statement for tax purposes sent in January
  • Special communications and recognition from Des Moines University senior leadership

President’s Society Members

Current fiscal year 2016 (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016) President’s Society Members

Irving Gold, D.O. ’67*Paul L. Ruza, D.O.*
Bankers TrustCaptain John R. Cusack, MC, USN (Ret.) ’76
Dr. & Mrs. Stanley C. Gallagher ’76Murray Goldstein, D.O.
Dr. & Mrs. Donald JanowerMcAninch Corporation
MidAmerican Energy CompanyCharles E. Parrott, D.O. ’58
Prairie Meadows Racetrack & CasinoUnityPoint Health – Des Moines
Thomas E. Benzoni, D.O. ’83 & Noreen E. O’Shea, D.O. ’84Dr. Jodi L. & Don Cahalan
Thomas R. DeGregory, D.O. & April DeGregoryWilliam J. Dyche, Ph.D.
Leonard Fronton, D.O. ’66*Gary & Marcia Hammers
Dr. & Mrs. Martin JourdenMercy Medical Center
Gary P. Plundo, D.O. ’79, FACOFPTom & Juanita Robel
S. Ahmed MerchantJames S. Teague
Dr. & Mrs. Arvin TrippenseeVerizon
Gershon R. Weiner, D.O.*Alan Zuckert
Estate of Patricia Aldrich*Dr. William G. Anderson, ’56
Atlantic Bottling CompanyAllen Auerbach & Terry Masel-Auerbach
April Bisaga-CarrBMO Harris Bank
Michael L. & Kathleen S. BoyleCenturyLink
Naresh Chandan, D.O. ’92 & Ritu Chandan, D.O. ’95Patty and Jim Cownie Charitable Fund
Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons, PCElite Casino Resorts
Bernard M. Feldman, D.O. ’80 & Ava R. Feldman, D.O. ’83James A. Grekin, D.O.
Barry & Michele Griswell Charitable FundDr. & Mrs. Jeffry E. Hagenstein, ’76
Renee HardmanBradley K. Hiatt, D.O.
Homesteaders Life CompanyHubbell Realty Company
Imperial Apartments and Grand Prix Apartments / Richard & Lucinda Raabe; Michael & Deborah Hubbell; Verlin & Phyllis Cadwallader; Leslie Babich; and Jeff & Lisa WerthThe INS Family of Companies
Iowa Medical SocietyIowa Realty
Daniel C. Jones (D.O. ’93) and Carolee A. JonesRic & Carol Jurgens
Kemin IndustriesDr. James M. & Mrs. Jeanette La Rose
Jeff & Shannon LambertiMediacom
MeredithRick S. Mofsen, D.O. ’85 & Mrs. Jean Mofsen
NCMIC Group, Inc. / Professional SolutionsMr. Mark C. & Mrs. Jill Oman
Per Mar Security ServicesPiperJaffray
Polk County Board of SupervisorsPrincipal Financial Group
R & R Realty GroupMary A. Radia, D.O. ’81 & Suku V. Radia
The Rasmussen Group, Inc.Ruhl&Ruhl Commercial Company
Joseph J. Ryno, D.O. ’76, FACEP, FAEPShive-Hattery, Inc.
U.S. BankSamuel T. & Sally Wallace
West BankWilliam C. Knapp Charitable Foundation
Linda & Michael WitteSue and Art Wittmack
Ahlers & Cooney, P.C.Keith R. Anclam, D.O. ’85
Arthur E. Angove, D.O. ’62Kelly R. & Rachelle H. Baier
Lori & Larry J. BakerEric & Jenni Barp
Brian J. Beck, D.O. ’69John & Pat Bergseng & Family
Ronald W. Blair, D.O.Bruce & Theresa Boland
Bradley & Riley PCYlisabyth S. Bradshaw, D.O. ’78
Governor Terry Branstad & Chris BranstadKimberly A. Brown, Ph.D.
Dr. Phil & Becky BryantMs. Linda M. Carter-Lewis
Gage M. CaudellEllen Chaffee
Jay W. Christensen, M.H.A. ’01Dr. & Mrs. Frank M. Clark
Competitive Edge Advertising Specialty Mfg. CompanyCoppola, McConville, Coppola, Hockenberg & Scalise, PC
Patricia A. Cottrille, D.O., FACOPJoseph E. Czarnecki, D.O.
Kevin V. de Regnier, D.O. ’85Delta Dental Plan of Iowa
Raymond M. Depa, D.O. ’97Des Moines Area Community College
Des Moines Police DepartmentMartin Diamond, D.O. ’62
MJ DolanDavid E. Drake, D.O. ’83
DuPont PioneerDr. Ted Edwards & Dr. Belinda Savage-Edwards
John P. Eichorst, D.O. ’61Charles Finch, D.O.
Michelle Fiorillo, D.O.Dr. Michael & Honorable Ellen Fishkin / Stony Brook Medical Associates
Tom & Kris FlynnMichael J. Foggia II D.O., Michael III, Milena, Audette
Jill & Darin FrerichsDon & Doreen Galligan
Ted & Jan GeorgeAnn M. Gessner, D.O. ’96 & William Lorenz, J.D.
Jeanne M. Giddings, D.O. ’84Darrell Gill, D.O. ’93
Dr. Daniel & Jean GilmanNeil Goldberg, D.O.
Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors BureauRoberta 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, ’77Marc B. Hahn, D.O. ’84
William J. Hamilton, D.O. ’72Andrew E. Hano
W. Hal Hatchett, D.P.M. ’00 / Coastal Carolina Podiatry, IncNick & Dee Henderson
Victoria L. HerringDouglas R. Hoisington, D.O. ’86
Margaret & Leo HoughGordon H. Hsieh, D.O. ’85
Drs. Cheng-Hong & Evelyn R. HwangIowa Academy of Family Physicians
Iowa Farm Bureau FederationIowa Osteopathic Medical Association
Shubhada & Pran IruvantiChuck & Jaina Johnson
Allen J. Kline, D.O. ’69Dr. Richard Kotz
Douglas P. Larsen, D.O. ’71Toon Lee, D.O. ’65
Ralph Levy, D.O.Fred G. Margolin, D.O. ’66
Kathryn N. Martin, D.O. ’00 & Thomas L. Martin, D.O. ’99Dr. & Mrs. Joseph R. Mastandrea
Mark C. Menadue, D.O. ’83, FACEP, J.D.Jan Miller Straub
Paul J. Morris, D.O. ’78NAACP-Des Moines
Robert F. Naples, D.O. ’83R. W. & Mary A. Nelson
Kenley NeumanChidozie J. Ononuju, D.O. ’96, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
Robert Orenstein, D.O. & Amy E. Foxx-Orenstein, D.O.Beth Orlowski, D.O. ’94
Robert S. Orosz, D.O.Robert C. Orr, D.O. ’65
Otis Elevator CompanyOutreach, Inc.
Dr. Edward H. & Mrs. Carol PapishClaudia Peterson, D.O. ’86
Andrea C. Plagge, D.O. ’98Polk County Medical Society
Lisa Reineke, D.O.Marcia A. Rellihan, D.O. ’83
Edgar J. Rennoe, D.O. ’51Brian L. Risavi, D.O., MS, FACEP
Linda M. RobelSteven M. Rosenberg, D.O. ’71
RSM US LLPRuan Family Foundation Fund
Ronald D. Sanzone, D.O. ’68Susan L. Schooler, PA-C ’92
Dr. Roger & Carol SentyDavid M. Shepard, D.O. ’80
Lois SkinnerStanley E. Skopit, D.O., FAOCD
Matthew T. Stainbrook, D.O. ’95Stanford and Carol Reinisch Foundation
Michael J. Stein, D.O. ’66Dr. Craig & Mrs. Stacy Stevens
Jacqueline Stoken, D.O.Thomas D. Striegel
Gene & Mary SukupRobert E. Suter, D.O., M.H.A., FACOEP-D, FIFEM
Don & Cheryl TimminsTriangle Solutions
John VisioliEarl V. Walters, D.O. ’53
Wellmark, IncRay & Carla Wifler
Willis Auto CampusConnie Wimer / Business Publications Corp
Charles L. Woods, D.O. ’66Walter & Carol Yee

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