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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* Dr. William G. Anderson, '56 Arthur Angove
Lyle R. Bailey, D.O.'55* Lori & Larry J. Baker, D.O. Nicholas W. Bartz, D.O.'81
Brian J. Beck, D.O. Traci A. Bush, PT, DPT, OTR/L, DHS Mary McNerney Byrd
Naresh Chandan, D.O.'92 & Ritu Chandan, D.O.'95 Dr. & Mrs. Frank M. Clark Kathleen Graney Finkenauer
Drs. Thomas & Martha Gleason Irving Gold, D.O.'67* Dr. Murray & Mrs. Sue Goldstein
Dr. & Mrs. Robert Good Dr. James T. Haffenden* Marcia & Gary Hammers
Patricia A. Charochak, D.O. & Scott L. Havsy, D.O. Dr. & Mrs. Russell Hopp G. Keigh Howland, D.O.'51 & Martha Howland
Richard Irelan Aram Janigian, D.O.'63* & Susie Janigian Dr. Stephen & Martha Kaiser
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, R.N. Ralph Levy, D.O. Erika Linden & Randy Thompson
Maryam Moghaddam, D.O.'84 & Masoud Moghaddam, Ph.D. Richard T. Pitts, D.O., Ph.D. & Colleen O'Connor, CRNA Dr. & Mrs. Adam Quinn
Dr. Norman & Mrs. Dee Ann Rose Paul L. Ruza, D.O.* Joseph J. Ryno III, M.S., D.O.'76, FACEP & Sue C. Ryno, R.N., M.S.
Alan J. Saltzman, D.O. Student, Class of 1968 Scott Schmidt
Dr. & Mrs. Steven Shapiro Robert J. Smick, D.O. Lowell L. Troester, D.O.*
Richard L. Vermeer, D.O.'76 Louis B. Walk, D.O.'66 Gershon R. Weiner, D.O.*

* Deceased

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