Thank You

Thank you for celebrating 20 years of the Glanton Fund with us!

Your support makes a difference in ending race-related health care disparities. Together, let’s continue to empower underrepresented individuals in health care and foster a diverse, inclusive environment for all!

Join us. Invest in us. Advance with us.

2024 Event Details

Save the Date for the 2024 Glanton Event

Thursday, November 6, 2024
The Meadows Events Center
1 Prairie Meadows Drive, Altoona, Iowa

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The Impact of the Glanton Fund

The Glanton Fund supports Des Moines University’s goal to create a campus environment that encourages an appreciation for the cultural differences that exist in society and attracts students of all backgrounds to be part of the university and the greater Des Moines community.

The fund generates scholarships for students with significant financial need with preference given to those whose qualities best align with DMU’s mission and values. The fund is also used for programming related to diversity initiatives.

The Glanton Fund: By the Numbers

Over $5.3 million total endowment
More than $3.2 million awarded to students
All 1,527 enrolled students impacted last year

Thank You to Our Generous 2023 Donors


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Mary A. Radia, D.O.’81 & Suku Radia


Bankers Trust logo

Shahbaz Ahmed Merchant

RDG Planning and Design
Turner Construction logo
UG2 logo

Carey Wimer, D.O.’88


Aramark logo
Broadlawns Medical Center logo

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

First Interstate Bank logo
Formation Group logo

Angela L. Walker Franklin, Ph.D. & Thaddeus Franklin

Heartland Business Systems logo
Holmes Murphy logo
Lashier Graphics & Signs logo
Otis Elevator logo


AVI Systems

Baker Group

Margo & Don Blumenthal

The Honorable Terry & Chris Branstad

Catch Des Moines

Central Iowa Mechanical

Delta Dental of Iowa

Des Moines Branch NAACP

EMC Insurance Companies

Farmers Mutual Hail


Graham Construction Company

Nick & Stephanie Greiner

Renee Hardman

Hy-Vee, Inc.

IMEG Corp.

Iowa Medical Society Foundation

Mark Menadue, D.O.’83

Merchants Bonding Company

MercyOne Des Moines

Midwest Alarm Services

Erna & Steve Morain


Piper Sandler & Co.

Ben Rezny, D.O.’16

R&R Realty Group

John Ruan Foundation Trust

Sammons Financial Group


Drs. Rebecca & Robert Shaw

UnityPoint Health
Des Moines

U.S. Bank

The Waldinger Corporation

Willis Automotive

Michael Witte, D.O.’77 & Linda Witte

Wright Outdoor Solutions


Advocacy Strategies | Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. | Arthur Angove, D.O.’62 | Peg Armstrong-Gustafson | Philip & Jennifer Blumberg | Wallace D. Boeve, Ed.D., PA-C | Benjamin Boothby, D.O.’16 & Tiffany Boothby | Joe Brookover | Kimberly Brown, Ph.D. & Robert Koutek | Traci Bush, M.S.P.T.’95, D.P.T., DHS | Jun Dai, M.D., Ph.D. | Teresa Danos & Bruce Michalowski | DART | Des Moines Area Community College | The Des Moines Chapter of the LINKS, Inc. | Lauren Dixson | Drake University | Event Decorators of Iowa | Kim Fairley | Bernard M. Feldman, D.O.’80 & Ava R. Feldman, D.O.’83 | Greater Des Moines Partnership | LaVerne Greenfield | Steven Halm, D.O. & Kathy Halm | Marcia Hammers, B.H.A.’88 & Gary Hammers | Nick & Dee Henderson | Victoria L. Herring, J.D. | Bud & Dorothy Hockenberg | Mike & Susan Huppert | INVISION Architecture | Troy D. Ivey, D.O.'89 & Grace Ivey | Gabe Jefferson, M.S.P.A.S.’14 & Jess Jefferson | Stephen Kaiser, D.O.’73 | William C. Knapp Charitable Foundation | Erika Linden & Randy Thompson | Alicia Lynch, Ed.D. & Luke Lynch | Jeneane McDonald | Molly Moeller | Amy Morris & Drew Ceperley | MWH Law Group LLP | Next Step Advertising | P3 + Uplift | Mary Payne | Mark & Karla Peiffer | Candice Revita-Ramirez | Jay Rosenberger, D.O.’86 & Cynthia Rosenberger | Richard Salas, Ph.D. | Stanley Skopit, D.O.’77 & Sue Skopit | Kevin M. Smith, D.P.M.’95, Ph.D. & Jill Smith | Catherine Stevermer, P.T., D.P.T., Ph.D. | Beverly A. Stockton, Ph.D. | Jacqueline Stoken, D.O.’90 | SVN/CREATE | Michelle Taylor-Frazier | Tri-City Electric Company | UHY Advisos, Inc. | Marc Wachtfogel, Ph.D. | Dr. Kimberly Wayne | Carolyn Weaver | West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce | Connie Wimer | Sue & Art Wittmack

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