Glanton: An Event for Change 18th Anniversary

An event for change

October 14, 2021

Join DMU and other community leaders as we change health care education. The Glanton event is your opportunity to show your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Together, we can have a greater impact.

Stand with DMU by making your gift to the Glanton fund

As our nation continues to grapple with longstanding racial injustice and disparities, Des Moines University is working to be part of the solution in health care. The Glanton Fund represents our response to persistent poor health outcomes related to race.

Established in 2004, the fund generates scholarships for minority students, who are under-represented in the health care professions, and supports programs that foster the cultural humility of all DMU students.

The impact of the Glanton Fund

The Glanton Fund supports Des Moines University’s three-pronged approach in tackling race-related disparities:

  1. Increase the number of minorities in the health care workforce
  2. Prepare all students to provide culturally competent care
  3. Provide students with opportunities to work directly with underserved populations

The Glanton Fund: By the Numbers

  • More than $3.7 million total endowment
  • Nearly $2.7 million awarded to students
  • All 1,559 enrolled students impacted last year


John & Mary Pappajohn

Mary A. Radia, D.O. '81 & Suku Radia


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Graystone Consulting

Shahbaz Ahmed Merchant

RDG Planning and Design


Angela & Thaddeus Franklin



Mark J. Becker & Associates, LLC

Bradley & Riley PC

Dr. Kimberly Brown & Robert Koutek

City of West Des Moines

Russell Dixon, M.S.P.A.'11 & Marlene Dixon

Formation Group, Inc.

Graham Construction Company

IMS Foundation

Iowa Farm Bureau Federation

Dr. Mark Menadue - ACUTE CARE, INC.

MercyOne Des Moines

Drs. Rebecca & Robert Shaw

UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

Willis Automotive

Workspace, Inc.


Arthur Angove, D.O.'62 | Philip & Jennifer Blumberg | Bernard M. Feldman, D.O.'80 & Ava R. Feldman, D.O.'83 | Nick & Stephanie Greiner | Marcia Hammers, B.H.A.'88 & Gary Hammers | Vickie Bryant-Harris, D.O.'92 & Paul Harris | Mike & Susan Huppert | Troy D. Ivey, D.O.'89 & Grace Ivey | Gabe Jefferson, M.S.P.A.'14 & Jess Jefferson | Erika Linden & Randy Thompson | Molly Moeller | Chris Mohr | Erna & Steve Morain | Mary Payne | Mark & Karla Peiffer | Candice Revita-Ramirez | Rich A. Salas, Ph.D. | Stanley Skopit, D.O.'77 & Sue Skopit | Seth & Katie Stevenson | Marc Wachtfogel, Ph.D.

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