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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, M.S.P.T.'95 Mary McNerney Byrd
Naresh Chandan, D.O.'92 & Ritu Chandan, D.O.'95 Dr. & Mrs. Frank M. Clark Kathleen Graney Finkenauer
Thomas R. Gleason, D.O., FAOCR & Martha L. Gleason, Ed.D. Irving Gold, D.O.'67* Dr. & Mrs. Robert Good
Dr. James T. Haffenden* Marcia & Gary Hammers Dr. & Mrs. Russell Hopp
G. Keigh Howland, D.O.'51 & Martha Howland Richard Irelan Aram Janigian, D.O.'63* & Susie Janigian
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 W. Levy, D.O. Erika Linden & Randy Thompson
Dr. & Mrs. Adam Quinn 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. Dr. & Mrs. Steven Shapiro Robert J. Smick, D.O.
Student, Class of 1968 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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