» The Chapman Fund - During the Global Pandemic

During this time in our lives, Chapman University was able to take the quick action needed to protect the well-being of our students, faculty and staff from the COVID-19 pandemic. We were able to do this because of the caring and support received through the Chapman Fund from our parents, alumni, faculty, staff and University friends.

In a very short time, we were able to adjust our delivery of education, employ new forms of remote technology, empower faculty and move almost our entire workforce off-campus. Donations to the Chapman Fund gave us the resources we needed to make that possible.

When the opportunity arose to make our students and families whole by refunding unused room, dining charges and fees, we had the $13.5 million needed, through donations to the Chapman Fund.

When Emerging Needs Became Emergency Needs The Chapman Fund Was There.

The Chapman Fund is our answer to students and families in crisis during this global pandemic

As we focus our attention on those Chapman families struggling to make ends meet, The Chapman Fund will allow us to continue to respond.

If you are able to help us now, please consider a gift to the Chapman Fund. Your gift, no matter the size will impact students now more than ever because it will be used immediately.

Together, we will make Chapman stronger than it has ever been.

                        Support the Chapman Fund today »


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.

Learn more about Senior Legacy

Contact the Office of Annual Giving

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


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

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

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

Cassandra Ronquillo
Manager, Chapman Fund
(714) 997-6868

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

Jennifer Roseblade
Development Assistant
(714) 628-2834