Supporters Like You

Meet Our Donors

We are thankful for those who have made an estate gift to the Des Moines Area Community College Foundation. Here are their stories.

Mike Grandgeorge

A History of Support for DMACC

A banker for most of his life, Mike Grandgeorge was relatively new to Ankeny, Iowa, when he began looking for an opportunity to serve the community.
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Rob and Pat Denson

Maximixing Your Impact

As DMACC President Rob Denson and his wife, Pat, were looking for ways to magnify the impact of their gifts to the College and its students, they learned of a unique giving opportunity that fit perfectly with their giving plan.
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Dee Johnson

Giving Back to Move Students Forward

As an instructor in the graphic design program for nearly four decades, Dee Johnson saw firsthand the importance of the robust, generous scholarship program funded by private gifts and administered by the DMACC Foundation.
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Kay Shever

Her Thoughtful Planning Will Help So Many

Kay Shever dedicated her life to sparking the imagination of the thousands of students she taught over a decades-long career as an elementary school teacher.
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Susan and Fred Leverman

Small Sacrifice Will Make a Monumental Difference

Fred Leverman has seen firsthand the balancing act so many Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) students perform in pursuit of a college education and a better lot in life. When attending DMACC Ankeny Campus in the early 1980s, he was impressed by students who were working full time, attending classes, and doing it all without assistance from anyone else.
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Mike and Nancy Kammerer

'It Hits You Right In The Heart'

When Mike Kammerer assumed the duties of office manager at West Des Moines design and architecture firm Shive-Hattery in 1989, one of his priorities was maintaining a partnership with Des Moines Area Community College. His predecessor had established the connection, ensuring a steady flow of talent—primarily DMACC graduates skilled in computer-aided drafting—and Mike was determined to continue to grow the relationship.
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