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