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Dear classmates:

Hard to believe it’s been 50 years since we graduated from Chapman College. I still think of classes with Bert Williams, Jim Utter, and Kurt Bergel, having coffee in the Student Union with Walter Bock, and backpacking in the High Sierras with Don Booth. With your assistance I’m sure I’ll remember a lot more when we get together for our 50th Reunion (May 22-25, 2014).

It’s been a tradition for the 50th reunion class to make a gift to the Chapman Scholarship Fund. Your reunion committee has decided our gift should honor of the memory or our classmates who are no longer with us. This scholarship fund will celebrate the legacy left by friends like Woody Dietch, Margaret (Swann) Harrison, Jeff Cotwright, Karen (Finley) Bailey, Raymond Duty, Linda (Irwin) Johnson, Bud Talbot, Marian (Wilkerson) Vertrees and many others. I can’t think of a better way to pay tribute to our friends than by creating opportunities for deserving students to grow and learn at our beloved alma mater.

The time we spent at Chapman College shaped our lives and gave us memories and friendships to last a lifetime. I hope you’ll celebrate this incredible journey by contributing to the Class of 1964 Memorial Scholarship and making plans to attend our 50th Reunion Weekend. Registration details will be mailed in early 2014 as part of our 1964 Class Reunion Newsletter.

Make your gift online »

Best wishes,

Larry Sawyer ‘64
Class of 1964 Reunion Gift Chair

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Class Gift Fast Facts

Class Gift Fast Facts

  • Through the reunion planning committee, we have already raised $13,600 toward this important scholarship.
  • Our class gift will honor the memory or our classmates who are no longer with us.
  • More than 80% of Chapman students rely on scholarships and financial aid to support their education.
  • Last year, Chapman Fund gifts helped supplement a $600,000 shortfall in need-based scholarship assistance when state and federal budgets eliminated some Cal Grants.

Reunion Giving Goals

The Class of 1964 has established a goal of $26,000 and we need your help to get there!


Class Goal

Total Amount Raised

Class Participation







 $19,505 (as of 7/11/13)

 17 donors (as of 7/11/13)




 21 donors

Check back soon for a link to give online to the Class of 1964 class gift.

Student Impact

Student Impact 

Scholarships make a powerful positive impact on the lives of students, like Angel Flores.

Angel Flores '13

Angel Flores '13
Major: Environmental Science and Policy 

“I will be the first in my family of six to graduate from college. The financial support I've received has helped open doors which wouldn't have otherwise been possible. I hope to become a consultant on environmental practices and to give back to the community in gratitude for the support I’ve received. It’s not just about me or about any one person. It’s about what we can do together.” –Angel Flores ’13 

Contact Us

Larry Sawyer '64
Class of ’64 Reunion Gift Chair
(949) 498-6460

David Moore (Bio)
Director, Planned Giving
Office: (714) 516-4590
Cell: (714) 392-6358