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5 for $5 is back!

#5for5CU

Have you ever wondered if you would feel different if your name graced part of an institution? Now is your chance to try it on for size; the 5 for $5 on 5/5 giving campaign is back! Whether it’s celebrating your memories, your friends, honoring your family members or just expressing your humor you can, for five minutes, get your name on the front door (if that’s where you want it)!

Just like last year, with the 5 for $5 on 5/5 campaign, you can name any building, dorm room or place on campus for 5 minutes on May 5 with a gift of just $5.

This year, we’re introducing a little friendly competition to find out which alumni are most connected. You can rename any space on campus. Your participation earns one point for the school or college from which you received your degree. The school with the most alumni participants wins and receives bragging rights for the next year. Argyros School of Business and Economics is the reigning champion from last year! Use our hashtag, #5for5CU, to get your fellow alumni to join in the fun!

You can add $5 increments to extend the life of your newly renamed area of campus or to rename multiple areas of campus. To celebrate the occasion, donors will receive an e-certificate commemorating their renaming on May 5.

Rename your favorite area of campus by giving today »

+ - What does your $5 gift support?

Your gift supports the annual Chapman Fund, our most flexible and far-reaching giving opportunity. The Chapman Fund touches every corner of Chapman, from research to campus improvements to student scholarships. All gifts raised by the Chapman Fund in a fiscal year are spent in THAT fiscal year, meaning your gift is put into action right away.

The Chapman Fund is unrestricted.

This means that the University can move quickly to address the most pressing campus needs, and fund the best and most timely student and faculty projects. The Chapman Fund allows us to work and give without limits every year.

Alumni gifts to the Chapman Fund increase the value of your degree.

Annual college rankings are based, in part, on the number of alumni who give back to their alma mater and those universities with high returns rise to the top! The amount given doesn't matter, it's all about the participation. The greater percentage of the alumni network who donate, the higher Chapman rises in the rankings, increasing the value of your degree.

+ - Honor Roll

A special thank you to the Chapman Family members who are generously participating in the 5 for $5 on 5/5 campaign. Want to see your name on the honor roll? Decide what you'd like to rename and give today!

Generous Donor  Renamed School or Area New Name Renaming Time
Alec Kohn Argyros Forum Donald J. Trump Forum 8 - 8:05 a.m.
Charles Clarke '14 Argyros School of Business & Economics Parker School of Business 8:20 - 10:20 a.m.
Deanna Blanchet '12 Argyros School of Business & Economics Blanchet Business School 11:20 - 11:25 a.m.
Natalie Kotler '15 Argyros School of Business & Economics The Jeff Lindstrom School of Business and Economics 8 - 8:20 a.m.
Stephanie Koch '10 Argyros School of Business & Economics Koch School of Business and Economics 10:20 - 11:20 a.m.
Michele Wanner College of Performing Arts Wanner College of Performing Arts 8 - 9 a.m.
Samantha Mehlinger '10 Memorial Hall Pawnee, Indiana Town Hall 8 - 8:05 a.m.
Alex Popescu '10 School of Communication Popescu School of Comm. 8:05 - 9:05 a.m.
Paula Pearl '15 School of Communication The Paula Pearl School of Communication 8 - 8:05 a.m.
Pat Elliott '60 (M.A. '74) School of Education Elliott School of Education 8 - 8:05 a.m.
Robert Selway '07 (MBA '10) The Weight Room Danny Krikorian's Home 8 - 9 a.m.
Adam Coughran ’04 (M.A. ’10) Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Coughran College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences 8 - 9 a.m.
Joanne Jurczyk Wilson Field Zachary Jurczyk Field 8 - 8:05 a.m.

+ - Giving Levels

Here are the incremental breakdowns of giving, plus your perks for participating.

  • $5: Rename an area or program for 5 minutes and receive an e-certificate
  • $30: Rename an area or program for 30 minutes and receive a hard copy of your certificate and an e-certificate
  • $60: Rename an area or program for 1 hour and receive the recognition above, plus a letter from the dean or administrator of the area you renamed
  • $120: Rename an area or program for 2 hours and receive the recognition above, plus a special gift to be picked up at Homecoming (Oct. 6-7, 2017)
  • $1,000: Rename an area or program for 1 day and receive the recognition above, plus a personal video message from President Struppa.

Please note that every dollar that you donate grants you one minute of renaming any school or college of your choice. You can also name other areas of campus if you prefer.

+ - The Fine Print

The 5 for $5 on 5/5 campaign is a fun way to give back to Chapman University and celebrate the collective impact that gifts of all sizes (small, large, and everything in between) can make in the lives of Chapman students. Here's the nitty gritty:

  • No buildings or areas of campus will be officially or legally renamed as part of the 5 for $5 on 5/5 campaign. Your renaming is just for fun and will be symbolic.
  • You can choose the new name of your school, college, or area of campus; however, new names must remain PG. If you leave the field blank, we’ll default to your name.

  • Have a special request for naming? We would love to hear it! Just email apopescu@chapman.edu with your request.

  • We'll pick the time of your renaming and let you know.

Got any questions? Email Alex Popescu '10, Chapman Fund manager, at apopescu@chapman.edu.