» President's Circle

The President's Circle is Chapman University's leadership giving that recognizes dedicated friends of the University who support our mission and vision through unrestricted annual gifts of $1,000 or more.

This dynamic group of alumni, parents and friends plays a vital role in supporting the Chapman Fund, which affords the University the flexibility to embrace new ideas and emerging opportunities, while meeting the evolving needs of the Chapman community.  

At the heart of leadership giving are students. To prepare graduates for successful careers and responsible lives, Chapman University needs to move quickly and nimbly when extraordinary educational opportunities present themselves. Unrestricted gifts to the Chapman Fund provide that flexibility and ensure that the University continues its remarkable upward trajectory.

Members of the President’s Circle make it possible for the University to:

  • Strengthen and enhance student learning opportunities
  • Attract and retain world-class faculty
  • Fund and support the greatest needs of the university
  • Offer financial aid to highly qualified students who need assistance

Make your gift today and become a member of the President's Circle »

To learn more about the President’s Circle, contact the Chapman Fund Development Assistant, Jennifer Roseblade at (714) 628-2834 or roseblade@chapman.edu.

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Membership Levels

We invite you to become President’s Circle member today by making a leadership gift to the Chapman Fund at one of the following President’s Circle recognition levels:

  • Platinum Star Member – $25,000 +
  • Platinum Member – $10,000 to $24,999
  • Gold Member – $5,000 to $9,999
  • Silver Member – $2,500 to $4,999
  • Bronze Member – $1,000 to $2,499

Membership is renewable annually.


Membership Benefits

Your membership in the President’s Circle benefits every student, faculty member and corner of campus. It is truly the most powerful tool in unlocking the University’s potential. But the rewards of giving to the Chapman Fund go beyond the satisfaction of assisting students in their educational endeavors. As a President’s Circle member, you gain access to formal and informal programs for camaraderie and service that showcase the values championed by the University.

Benefits include:

  • Exclusive communications from Chapman University President Daniele C. Struppa, including presidential speeches and videos.
  • Up-to-date information regarding significant Chapman University news and events.
  • Invitations to special events during The Chapman Family Homecoming Celebration and throughout the year.
  • Invitations to exclusive events with President Struppa.

You’ll also benefit from a personal relationship with a designated Chapman staff member – a friend at the University who can answer questions about your giving and what’s new at Chapman.

Gold, Platinum, and Platinum Star President’s Circle Members receive additional benefits:

  • Invitations and special seating (when available) to University events.
  • A complimentary subscription to Chapman Magazine.
  • Recognition in Chapman Magazine (if desired).
  • As a valued President’s Circle member, you are thanked and recognized with a personalized certificate and an inscription of your name on the honor wall in the President’s Office.