» The CU SAFELY BACK (Chapman) FUND will ensure we can bring our Chapman Family Back Together

During our 2019-2020 school year, all was well at Chapman. We had our most accomplished freshman class to date. We were receiving high accolades for our teaching, student accomplishments, research and more. We were on track with enhancing and expanding facilities both on the Orange and Rinker campuses. Then everything changed. 

In response to the pandemic, and to protect the health and wellbeing of our students, staff, and faculty, we sent them home.  We promised them that we would provide crucial resources (financial aid, emergency funds, academic assistance, technology and more) to make remote teaching, learning, and working a reality. 

We were able to do this because of the outpouring of support delivered by Chapman Family members - alumni, parents, friends, faculty, and staff like you. 

It is time to start our school year while continuing in our efforts to bring our Chapman Family back together. It is time to continue our mission of providing the sort of personalized education that is the hallmark of the Chapman Experience. We are ready to be able to provide an education of distinction and ensure every facet of Chapman life can be attained, with compassion, heart and excellence.

The CU SAFELY BACK (Chapman) Fund will ensure we can start our year off while working to bring our Chapman Family together.

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 *A generous family has offered to match all unrestricted CU Safely Back funds raised during the year (up to $1 million). Therefore, the impact of your giving will be doubled as we bring our Chapman Family back together.

Chapman scholarship student: Alexandra Leon Oliva

While strategic planning is a vital part of the University’s continued success and progress, oftentimes the most exciting opportunities and the greatest, most pressing needs of the Chapman community cannot be planned for or anticipated. By offering unrestricted support, the Chapman Fund affords University leadership the flexibility to embrace new ideas and emerging opportunities, while meeting the continually-evolving needs of the Chapman community.

Every student, faculty member and corner of campus benefits from the Chapman Fund.

It is truly the most powerful tool in unlocking the University’s potential.

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President's Circle

The President’s Circle at Chapman University recognizes dedicated friends of the University who support our mission and vision through unrestricted annual gifts of $1,000 or more. President's Circle members receive a variety of exclusive benefits, including invitations to special events and communications from Chapman University President Daniele C. Struppa.

Learn more about the President's Circle

Chapman Fund Executive Board

The Chapman Fund Executive Board is composed of distinguished parents, alumni and friends who demonstrate extraordinary dedication and commitment to the mission and vision of Chapman University through annual gifts of $25,000 or more to the Chapman Fund.

Learn more about the Chapman Fund Executive Board

Alumni Scholarship Fund

Alumni, you know first-hand the impact that scholarships make on the lives of Chapman students. Your gift to support the Chapman Fund through the Alumni Scholarship Fund will help current students have the same incredible Chapman experience that you enjoyed.

Learn more about the Alumni Scholarship Fund

Senior Legacy

The Senior Legacy is a long-standing annual tradition in which each graduating class presents the University with a gift to commemorate their time at Chapman and give back to help provide future generations of students the opportunity to experience a life-changing Chapman education.

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Contact the Office of Annual Giving

Office of Annual Giving
Phone: (714) 628-2834
Fax: (714) 628-2770


Garrett Aanestad '16, (M.A. '19)
Manager, Chapman Fund
(714) 628-7290

Deanna Blanchet '12, (M.B.A. '19)
Assistant Director, Chapman Fund
(714) 516-7153

Kim Greenhall
Assistant Vice President, Strategic Engagement and Development
(714) 363-1306

Larry Pace '87
Assistant Director, Chapman Fund
(714) 516-5315

Jennifer Roseblade
Development Assistant
(714) 628-2834

Elizabeth Sproule '11
Manager, Chapman Fund
(714) 744-7682