Employee Campaign



Employee Campaign Participation.

The Des Moines University Employee Campaign is an annual four-week fundraising event that takes place in April, encouraging individual giving from employees to the University. Over the past five years, the employee campaign has raised more than $750,000 for the University and receives gifts from approximately 70 percent of our employees, far outpacing the national average of around 33 percent at other charitable organizations.

This year’s employee campaign theme is DMU PROUD. Every day we, as employees, come to DMU to do our jobs. We teach courses and clear sidewalks. We manage resources, update records and upgrade information technology. We interview prospective students, counsel current ones and test their abilities in classes and labs.

As diverse as our employee activities are, in all that we do, together we are preparing tomorrow’s health care workforce. That makes us a force for the future. For that we can be PROUD.

This year’s campaign will run from April 1- April 30. Employees are able to make gifts to any area on campus they wish to support through pledges, cash, credit card or payroll-deduct options.

Make a gift online! As an employee you should be PROUD of what we have accomplished together, and be even more PROUD about the future we are building for DMU. Please consider a gift to the 2014 DMU Proud Campaign today!

Areas of support

There are many different areas an employee can designate their gift to including:

Giving incentives

Your gift could qualify you for fun incentives including:

  • DMU PROUD Removable Wall Decal
  • DMU PROUD t-shirt
  • Half or full day vacation
  • Invitation for you and a guest to attend the President’s Society reception

Give early to better your chances to win vacation! More details about incentives.


Or more inducts you into the President’s Society. Learn more.

Show that you’re #DMUProud


Show your pride and win a parking spot!

We want to see how PROUD you are of DMU! Donors to the Employee Campaign can earn a chance to win a parking spot by showing their DMU pride. There are three reserved Employee Campaign spots (one each at the Academic Center, Ryan Hall and DMU Clinic) and there will be a quarterly winner for each location.

Just take a photo or video and post it publicly on Facebook, Twitter, Vine or Instagram with the hashtag #DMUPROUD. Every new photo or video gets you one entry into the parking spot drawing. Any employee involved in the photo is also entered to win.

Never heard of Vine? Have no clue what a hashtag is? Send your photo or video to Katie Schorsch at katie.schorsch@dmu.edu.

Ways to show your pride

  • A selfie of you hard at work
  • A photo of campus
  • A student studying
  • A department huddle
  • Anything that you feel proudly represents the University!