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A Grand New Vision Building the future of health care

In 2018, when we announced the Purple & Proud Campaign, we said it was the start of "something big."

We are now pursuing a vision of something even bigger.

Purple & Proud is the campaign that continues to advance Des Moines University with the development of an entirely new campus and renewed institutional vision. That bold vision includes new and expanded programs, a new campus, and a wholly transformed model of health sciences education, training, research, and clinical services that will meet the needs of our faculty, students, and communities well into the future.

Join us. Invest in us. Advance with us.

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ANGELA L. WALKER FRANKLIN, PH.D.
PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Angela Walker Franklin

Campaign Priority #1

A new health sciences campus From the Ground Up

Supported by Purple & Proud, the new campus will propel the educational transformation the University envisions. The University is moving not only its physical campus, but it is also reinventing the way it delivers education. DMU is evolving to meet the nation’s health care needs.

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Campaign Priority #2

Support our students By providing access to the finest education

• Expand cultural competency programming
• Increase scholarship funding
• Grow mental health initiatives

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Campaign Priority #3

Invest in our faculty By fueling innovation

• Create endowed faculty positions
• Establish faculty awards

Join us. Invest in us. Advance with us.

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As of March 31, 2021

Because of you, our bold vision will continue

Because of YOU, we surpassed our goal of $25 million more than a year before the campaign’s original conclusion. Your support has shown us that we can dream bigger for the future of health care.

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Original Goal
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“Grateful the University took a chance on me”

As a pre-health major at Central College in Pella, IA, Benjamin Byers thought he would become a veterinarian. When his adviser suggested he consider human medicine instead, Dr. Byers decided to enter a now-defunct program in which DMU enrolled promising Central undergraduates as a way to recruit future physicians. “I feel that DMU had such …

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Marc Baumert, PA-C’14, and Morgan Baumert, M.H.A.’15, shown above with daughters Claire, left, and Reece Watson Gutowski, D.O.’58, has donated to DMU every year since 1972. He and his wife, Catherine, also established the Catherine A. Gutowski and Watson A. Gutowski Endowed Scholarship Fund to benefit DMU students. “It has been an honor and my …

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Kelly and Clifford Houseman, D.O.’07, FACOS, demonstrate gratitude with gift for new practice lab

Clifford Houseman, D.O.’07, FACOS, was in fourth grade when he told his parents he planned to become a physician. It wasn’t until his third year as a DMU osteopathic medical student, however, that he decided to pursue neurosurgery as his career. During rotation, he assisted with an emergency surgery on an 18-year-old woman whose prognosis …

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“DMU has a very promising future, and that’s why I’m proud to support the Purple & Proud campaign. It’s exciting when you build a new medical school from the ground up to have that outfitted with cutting edge technology.”

Steven Herwig, D.O.’76

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