» Senior Legacy Class of 2019

Our mission is to unite seniors through engaging experiences, instilling a lifelong commitment to Chapman University that impacts student opportunities.

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 give future generations of students the opportunity to experience a life-changing Chapman education.

As a graduating senior, we encourage you to participate in your Senior Legacy by giving anywhere at Chapman that is meaningful to you, and giving in honor of a faculty or staff member who made a difference in your Chapman experience. All gifts of all assizes make a difference; you might consider giving a gift of $20.19 to commemorate your class year.

Current Progress

Check back to see which area of campus is in the lead!

How to Give

Making your gift is easy! You can donate online or at any of our senior events throughout the year. You can give by cash, check or credit card. Make your gift by Thursday, April 18 to be recognized in the Commencement Program.



Meet our Committee!

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Meagan Donovan
Senior Legacy Chair
Major: Public Relations and Advertising Activities: Exec Board of Gamma Phi Beta. Volunteers at Big Brother and Big Sisters of Orange County and Girls on the Run.
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Alexa Burn
Director of Senior Legacy Events
Major: Film Studies Minor: Film Music Activities: Guest Talent Coordinator for Disney Performing Arts, Staff Member for the L.A. Music Festival at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Commencement Lead at Chapman.
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Matt Noblisse
Director of Senior Legacy Gifts
Major: Business Administration Philosophy Cluster Activities: Member of Chapman Hawaii and Kiwanis Clubs.
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Chanel Yako
Director of Senior Legacy Marketing
Major: Psychology Minor: Business Activities: Member of Delta Delta Delta, Chapman Strong Girl Ambassador, and is the Recruitment Chair for B+ Positive Foundation.
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Tianna Morimoto
Director of Senior Legacy Outreach
Major: Communication Minor: Broadcast Journalism Activities: Member of Hawaii Club, Peer Educator with Chapman University Wellness Program.
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Maddy Buss
Senior Legacy Graphic Designer
Major: Political Science Activities: Graphic Designer, Philanthropy Chair, and Membership and Recruitment Committee for Gamma Phi Beta and Public Relations and Graphic Design Chair for B+ Positive Foundation.
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Georgia Stultz
General Committee Member
Major: Biological Sciences
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  • Are you interested in leaving your legacy at Chapman University? 
    Are you passionate about giving back? 
    Do you want to recognize others who give back?
    Do you want to put on fun events and programs to bring the senior class together?

    If you are interested in getting involved or have any questions, please email seniorlegacycu@gmail.com

  • Chapman Fund - Merit and Need-Based Scholarships

    Through your support to the Chapman Fund, you will directly touch the lives of Chapman students by ensuring that they have access and the opportunity to pursue a Chapman education in the form of merit and need-based scholarships.

    ASBE Fund for Excellence

    This fund will provide strategic investments which advance the mission of the Argyros School, beyond the current status quo. A short list of examples includes: cutting edge research, advanced programs and technology to support career placement, curriculum enhancements and lab space/equipment for: Big Stat analytics, Real Estate and Healthcare management.


    Chapman University student-athletes are some of the best and brightest in NCAA Division III. And thanks to the generosity of donors like you, they are able to compete and practice in some of the finest and most state-of-the-art facilities in Division III.

    Keck Center for Science and Engineering

    Dear Class of 2019, help advance the sciences at Chapman University by making a gift to the Keck Center for Science and Engineering capital campaign. When complete, the 140,000 square-foot facility will be the largest building ever constructed on the Chapman campus. Your donation will go towards the construction of center’s state-of-the-art research and teaching labs, collaboration areas for students and faculty members, seminar and conference rooms, high-tech equipment to support molecular biology, microbiology, organic and physical chemistry and biogeochemistry, a graduate student lounge, outdoor amphitheater, and much more! Donate today and your name and class year will be displayed on electronic donor wall within the new Keck Center for Science and Engineering (i.e. Albert Einstein ’17). 

    CES Dean's Discretionary Fund

    The College of Educational Studies has made remarkable progress in recent years and continues to have many initiatives that need your help to sustain this important mission. Your gift makes a difference in the lives of our students and our communities. Please help us to fulfill our promise of - “Changing Education. Changing the World.”

    COPA Fund for Excellence

    Provides support for the College of Performing Arts (CoPA) and the initiatives that directly impact the student’s artistic and professional experience. Your investment will help fund production costs for 100 plus performances of dance, music and theatre, the recruitment of professional visiting artists for master classes and performances on campus and scholarships and travel funds for student touring ensembles and conferences.

    Crean College Fund for Academic Excellence

    With your help, the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences can fund new professorships and chairs, innovative research and teaching, post-doctoral researchers and visiting professors, national and international conferences and other academic initiatives on campus that raise the profile of health sciences at Chapman University.

    Disciples on Campus Scholarships

    Gifts to Disciples on Campus (DOC) support scholarships for students from Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ congregations who participate in the Disciples on Campus program. Gifts given for these scholarships through the Office of Church Relations are matched by Chapman University.

    Dodge College International Initiatives

    At Dodge College, we offer a variety of international filmmaking programs and exchanges to enhance our students’ unique educational experiences. In these programs, students across all of our disciplines including film, broadcast journalism, film studies, digital arts and public relations have the opportunity to venture to locales such as Malawi, South Korea, Italy, Thailand, and Laos to further cultivate their storytelling capabilities. The ripple effect is truly remarkable, igniting our students’ enthusiasm for working with people from diverse backgrounds and giving them fresh perspectives on international political, economic and social issues. Your tax-deductible gift will support students traveling abroad in one of our programs. Your contribution will enable us to continue to evolve our programming to provide unparalleled industry opportunities for our students.

    Greek Life Endowment

    The Greek Life Endowment was created to provide programs, services, training and leadership opportunities to the Greek community through Chapman’s Panhellenic and IFC organizations. It began in 2012 and has been supported by alumni, parents and students who feel passionate about growing these opportunities for current students. Your life was forever changed by your Greek experience; this is your opportunity to create the same life-changing experience for future generations of Greeks.

    Leatherby Library Endowment

    Your gift to the Leatherby Libraries Endowment will provide funds to acquire library materials in support of the research, teaching and academic missions of Chapman University. In addition, the Leatherby Libraries Endowment may support special events, speakers series, exhibits, and other activities sponsored by the Leatherby Libraries. Because this is an endowment fund, your gift will continue to support the library for generations to come.

    Wilkinson College General Fund

    The General Fund is focused on supporting learning experiences beyond the classroom through providing opportunities for students to travel and present their research at undergraduate conferences or to attend events on campus with world renowned guest lectures for all of the program within the humanities and social sciences which are Art, English, Languages, Philosophy, Religious Studies, History, Peace Studies, Political Sciences and Sociology.

  • What is Senior Legacy?
    In brief, the Senior Legacy unites seniors through engaging experiences and instills a lifelong commitment to Chapman University that impacts future student opportunities. Furthermore, the Senior Legacy will be hosting events to bring the Class of 2019 together throughout the year as well as encouraging donations by seniors to the senior class gift, benefiting opportunities for future panthers.

    Why is it important to give?
    The Senior Legacy Campaign will create opportunities for future students to have the same fulfilling Chapman experience that you enjoyed during your time here. Did you know that over 84% of Chapman students benefit from some form of financial aid or scholarship assistance. Helping others receive an outstanding Chapman University education is a powerful way to show our thanks for the support we received as students while empowering future generations. Furthermore, donations made by seniors increase the value of the Chapman degree by increasing alumni giving rates and university rankings.

    How do I make a gift?
    Making your gift is easy! You can donate at one of our many events or tabling days throughout the year or you can donate online, by mail, or by filling out and dropping off a Student Donation form in the mail to Chapman Gift Recorder, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866.

    What if I can't afford it?
    There is no minimum gift. Whether you choose to contribute $20.19, $19.00 or $9.00, every gift is important. Together, the Class of 2019 can and will make a meaningful and lasting legacy at Chapman University.

    How can I get involved?
    Send an email to seniorlegacycu@gmail.com.

Seniors Who Have Left Their Legacy

Be the first member of the class of 2019 to leave a legacy gift!

Brady Hogan
Maja-Stina Peterson
Emma Schramm
Nieki Esmaili
Meagan Donovan
Alexa Burn
Claire Uhl
Sierra Oberacker
Olivia Boyd
Matthew Noblisse
Carly Blau
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