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The Legacy Society recognizes individual donors and their spouse who make planned gifts or bequests to Des Moines University. The Legacy Society recognizes and celebrates commitments made today that will benefit DMU’s students, faculty, and programs for many generations to come.


  • Planned gifts may be any amount and must be documented with Statement of Intent, supporting estate documentation and a member of the development staff.
  • Gifts can be made in support of any Des Moines University college, program, fund or university event.

Eligible Gift Types:

  • Bequests
  • Beneficiary designations
  • Charitable gift annuities
  • Charitable remainder trusts
  • Life insurance policy
  • Retained life estate agreements
  • Gifts of retirement assets

Donor Recognition and Opportunities for Engagement:

  • Exclusive communication from Des Moines University senior leadership
  • Special invitation to all premier Des Moines University events
  • Subscription to the DMU Magazine

Legacy Society Members:

Patricia Aldrich William G. Anderson, D.O.'56 Arthur Angove, D.O.'62
Lyle R. Bailey, D.O.'55 Larry Baker, D.O.'77 & Lori Baker Nicholas W. Bartz, D.O.'81
Brian J. Beck, D.O.'69 Traci Bush, M.S.P.T.'95 Benjamin D. Byers, D.O.'01 & Debra A. Byers
Mary McNerney Byrd Naresh Chandan, D.O.'92 & Ritu Chandan, D.O.'95 Patricia A. Charochak, D.O.'78 & Scott L. Havsy, D.O.'78
Frank M. Clark, D.O.'68 & Miriam Clark Pamela A. Duffy Kathleen Graney Finkenauer
James German, D.O.'70 Thomas Gleason, D.O.'81 & Martha Gleason Irving Gold, D.O.'67
Murray Goldstein, D.O.'50 Robert Good, D.O.'77 & Brenda Good James T. Haffenden, D.O.'52
Marcia Hammers, B.H.A.'88 & Gary Hammers Russell Hopp, D.O.'75 & Cynthia Hopp Keigh Howland, D.O.'51 & Martha Howland
Richard Irelan Tad Jacobs, D.O.'81 & Kathy Jacobs Aram Janigian, D.O.'63 & Susie Janigian
Stephen Kaiser, D.O.'73 & Martha Kaiser Fred N. Katz, D.O.'66 Frank M. Kneussl, Ph.D.
Anthony C. Korvas, D.O.’69 & Cathy A. Korvas Ellen B. Lancashire Richard C. Leech, D.O.'61 & April C. Leech
Ralph Levy, D.O.'60 Erika Linden & Randy Thompson Robert Lowry, D.O.’61
Maryam Moghaddam, D.O.'84 & Masoud Moghaddam, Ph.D. Richard T. Pitts, D.O.'73, Ph.D. & Colleen O'Connor, CRNA Adam Quinn, D.O.'01 & Michelle Quinn
Maurice A. Ramirez, D.O.'91, Ph.D. Norman Rose, D.O.'63 & Dee Ann Rose Paul L. Ruza, D.O.'56
Joseph J. Ryno III, D.O.'76 & Sue C. Ryno Alan J. Saltzman, D.O.'78 Scott Schmidt
Steven Shapiro, D.O.'69 & Dawn Shapiro Robert J. Smick, D.O.'55 Student, Class of 1968
Eugene L. Timmons, D.O.'59 Lowell L. Troester, D.O.'54 Richard L. Vermeer, D.O.'76
Louis B. Walk, D.O.'66 Gershon R. Weiner, D.O.'63

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