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» Student Philanthropy Initiative

Our mission is to establish a legacy of support, advancement and development of Chapman University students and alumni. Through programming and events we are creating a culture of awareness for our students and gratitude for our donors. The generosity of our donors creates incredible learning opportunities for students, from providing scholarship support to developing new programs and facilities. 

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Join Our Committee

Leadership applications are now open for our 2016-2017 Committee.

If you are interested in one of our leadership positions, please submit your application by Friday, April 22.

To be on the general committee you can join at any time. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Buckley ’14 at (714) 744-2184 or


Thank-A-Donor is the signature annual event for the Student Philanthropy Initiative.

This event gives students the opportunity over four days to write thank you notes to generous alumni donors. It's a quick yet meaningful way to let our donors know how much we appreciate them—after all, their gifts are an integral part of what makes the Chapman experience so exceptional. In 2016, over 1,700 donors received individual personalized thank you notes from students!

Thank-A-Donor 2017: Save the Date!

March 27-30, 2017

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If you have any questions or want to get involved, please email Sarah Buckley '14 at or (714) 744-2184.