A planned gift may allow you to make a more meaningful contribution than you ever thought possible. Leave a lasting legacy for future generations of Des Moines University students while also qualifying for tax savings and income benefits. Through your gift today, you are sharing in the vision for tomorrow’s students.

Looking back inspires investment in the future


As a student in the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery (COMS), now DMU, Anthony Korvas, D.O.’69 in 1966 raised the most funds among his classmates in sales of the osteopathic Christmas seal, then an annual competition among osteopathic colleges to generate support for student scholarships and research. Rather than pocket his cash prize, he donated it back to COMS.

I am what I am because of what I got from this school. Dr. Anthony Korvas

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Charitable remainder trusts
Charitable lead trust
Charitable gift annuity
Retained real estate
Life insurance
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This information is not intended to provide specific advice about your estate plan or to recommend a specific course of action. We suggest you consult your professional advisers before taking any action, then contact DMU’s development office to learn more about these giving strategies.