Chapman50

Chapman50

Chapman50 is a dynamic group of individuals, and is designed to connect influential Chapman alumni innovators, influencers, and leaders in a university-wide network like no other.  Chapman50 members are leaders who work together to create and expand a culture of community, mentorship and support that supports Chapman University towards its strategic goals and major university initiatives. 

Founded in 2013, alumnus Sinan Kanatsiz '97 (M.A. '00) first approached Dr. James L. Doti, President Emeritus, Chapman University, with the concept of forming Chapman50 and the two serve as co-founders of the group.

The group also serves to create a pipeline of high-level alumni leadership, and some C50 members may ultimately be considered for prestigious university roles, such as service on the Board of Trustees and Board of Governors, along with Dean’s Advisory Councils and more. Given the important role these alumni leaders will play at the university, membership in Chapman50 is by invitation only.

Chapman50

Promoting a Legacy Culture for Alumni

Chapman50 is an exclusive group designed to connect influential Chapman University alumni leaders in a university-wide network unlike any other.

Comprising a total of fifty supporting members, Chapman50 enacts the mission of Chapman University by encouraging alumni leadership, student support and professional development in all fifty states and across the globe.  

Invited alumni candidates are civic and professional leaders capable of accelerating Chapman’s international reputation.

Lead

Members set the standard for alumni giving through their leadership gifts in support of the Chapman50 Scholars Fund, providing financial aid needs of current Chapman students each year.

Lead
Connect

Chapman50 members utilize a high degree of connectivity among like-minded alumni leaders. They recognize and utilize their professional networks and leadership expertise.

Connect
Serve

Chapman50 members promote their alumni legacy by encouraging and fostering the personal and professional development of fellow members, alumni and students.

Serve

Scholarship For Our Students

Chapman50 ensures a purposeful future through direct member service and financial support of students and student educational opportunities. Ultimately, these student scholars will become champions and supporters of paying it forward as they become our future generations of successful alumni. Our membership reflects a wide range of academic studies and professions to promote a balanced and diverse representation of Chapman University alumni.