Chapman50

Chapman50

Chapman50 is a group of leaders working to create a culture of community, mentorship, and support that will lead Chapman towards a purposeful future capable of serving and educating the next generation of students. Chapman50 members continue the legacy of collaboration and community by providing opportunities for members to advise and mentor alumni peers and students who will cultivate a legacy of alumni leadership.

Our members are alumni who have demonstrated professional and civic leadership capable of accelerating the growth and national reputation of Chapman University. Chapman50 offers these individuals a platform from which to lead and generate practical, relevant programs scalable to each college and aligned with greater university initiatives.

Chapman50

Promoting a Legacy Culture for Alumni

Composed of just fifty members, Chapman50 strengthens and continues the Alumni Legacy by identifying alumni leaders who can serve the University, provide student support through mentorships and scholarships, and promote professional development and networking in all fifty states and around the globe.

In early 2012, alumnus Sinan Kanatsiz ’97 (MBA ’00) saw an opportunity to help the University strengthen and grow its mission and strategic plan, along with providing a pipeline of highly accomplished young leadership for the University for the future. Founder Sinan Kanatsiz met with then-President, James L. Doti, to design the framework for a unique group of alumni and along the way, added an opportunity for the creation of the only Alumni-centric annual scholarship fund for students. The organization Chapman50 was formed officially in August 2012.

Lead

Chapman50 members set the standard for industry and community leadership. Members use their experience to help guide and influence the future of Chapman.

Lead
Connect

Chapman50 members have 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

Scholarships for Students

Chapman50 members set the standard for true leadership level gifts and fundraising efforts throughout the year in support of the Chapman50 Scholars Fund. Our members represent the only Alumni-centric efforts to directly and significantly impact Chapman students through direct scholarship awards.