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Women of Chapman
 (WOC) is a vibrant group of philanthropic-minded women who are strongly dedicated to a program of service to Chapman University. WOC celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2021-22 and is looking forward to its next 50!

Women of Chapman members enjoy a number of educational and fashion-oriented programs throughout the year, including the group’s signature fundraising event, Christmas at The Ritz. Starting with just 35 members when it was founded in 1971, the group now comprises more than 220 Women of Chapman.

For over 50 years, Women of Chapman has given over $9 million in gifts to support Chapman University. Membership dues and gifts from WOC have been designated for student scholarships and various programs and capital campaigns across campus.

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The newest $1 million gift from Women of Chapman supports the Women of Chapman Student Hardship Assistant Fund at Chapman University, which aids students facing immediate and unexpected hardship, like expenses related to housing, food, transportation, technology, medical bills, and getting home during a family crisis. In recent years, WOC has also contributed to Chapman's CU Safely Back Fund; underwritten a portion of the prestigious Provost's Arts and Lecture Series, providing free tickets to students; and Dodge College's Women of Chapman Distinguished Artist Series.

Notable gifts to Chapman University include:

  • Women of Chapman Endowed Student Filmmaker Fund, which supports senior film projects for students in Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
  • Women of Chapman Central Park at the Harry and Diane Rinker Health Science Campus - Coming Soon!
  • Women of Chapman Gallery of Science in the Keck Center of Science and Engineering
  • Women of Chapman Stage in Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts
  • Women of Chapman Grand Foyer in the Digital Media Arts Center
  • The Fashionable Women of Chapman Rotunda Boardroom and Terrace in Marion Knott Studios
  • The Fashionables Courtyard and Sacred Mound Garden in the Fish Interfaith Center
  • The Fashionables Terrace in the Leatherby Libraries
  • Dr. Albert Schweitzer public exhibit - in Argyros Forum
  • Scholarship support over the years to World Campus Afloat/Semester at Sea and later to Chapman's general scholarship fund

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