» I'M IN!: Chapman Faculty-Staff Giving


As a member of the faculty or staff at Chapman, you invest your time and talent in the University and our students every day. Your tireless work, energy and commitment ensures Chapman can continue to deliver on its mission and ascend the list of America’s top universities. Thank you for all you do.

Another way you can show your belief in Chapman is to support our culture of excellence through a charitable donation. Join the I’M IN! Faculty-Staff Giving campaign today by making a donation of any amount to the fund of your choice.

Consider honoring a coworker with your gift. By designating a coworker, you’re making a meaningful statement that this person has made a positive impact on you and/or your department. Your designation not only serves as a way to show gratitude to your coworker, but it may also inspire them to join you in supporting Chapman through giving.

Making a gift to Chapman University of any amount to the fund of your choice speaks volumes about your pride in our institution and your commitment to its continued success.

Are you IN?

Explore your giving options and become part of the Chapman Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign today »

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Areas to Support

Every faculty and staff member has a unique, personal Chapman experience. You can designate your gift to support any school, department, program or other areas of need where you would like to make an impact. You might also consider making a gift in honor of a colleague to thank them for the impact they've made on you. 

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Why We Give


"Chapman has become part of my family and is a place to learn and grow as a person. I love all of the exciting events and opportunities that we, as staff, get to take advantage of. It truly is a place where anything is imaginable!"
Andi Doddridge
Director, Alumni Engagement

"I appreciate our mission and when in college, I was a recipient of an alumni scholarship, so I regularly give back to Chapman to further other students' goals. I know these students will be as thankful as I was to be able to have the help towards their educational goals."
Michelle Clark '08
Director of Accounting, Financial Services

"Chapman changed my life, and my wish is to provide that same opportunity to students."
Garrett Aanestad '16 (M.A. '18)
Manager, Chapman Fund

"I love the feeling of community at Chapman. As an alumna and staff member, Chapman feels like home. The people make this campus what it is."
Annette Casas '06
Associate Registrar, Scheduling & Registration

"I give to Chapman because I believe our support makes changes in the lives of students who will make changes in the world!"
Yeji Mowrer
Development Coordinator, School of Pharmacy

"Chapman University has been at the center of my life for more than one-quarter of a century. I consider Chapman to be my home."
Bill Cumiford '63
Professor of History, Wilkinson College

"It is important to Pay It Forward by impacting the success of our next generation of leaders and responsible citizens."
Ming Wright
Assistant Vice President of Data Analytics and HR Systems 

"I give so Chapman can continue to provide great opportunities and resources to students, staff, and faculty."
Kelsey Horrigan
Development Coordinator, Schmid College

"I love Chapman because of the community of the Panther family. Chapman values personalized education, leadership, and philanthropy, which I love because this aligns with my values."
Emily Hepp '14
Development Coordinator, Chapman Athletics

"I believe that we live and breathe the goal that our students can do Anything Imaginable."
Kim Greenhall
Assistant Vice President, Strategic Engagement and Development

"Giving is a way for me to thank the University for all that Chapman is."
Anu Nanjappa
Graduate Admissions Specialist, Crean College

"I am a graduate of '87, it was a great experience that prepared me for life. In my previous profession, I employed Chapman students, now I plan to start giving financially. All giving is meaningful."
Larry Pace '87
Assistant Director, Chapman Fund

"I give to give back to the educators who work so hard."
Laura Neis
Research Assistant, Argyros School of Business and Economics

"Chapman is my second home! I love how Chapman has grown and continues to educate our students to be well-rounded citizens."
Sarah Buckley '14
Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Schmid College



"I give to the Latinx Staff and Faculty Forum because I believe in their mission and goals. I want to do my part to help support Latinx students, staff, and faculty at Chapman University, as well as our alumni and neighbors in the surrounding community."
Marisol Arredondo Samson 
Director, Chapman Institutional Research

"I love and give to Chapman because it's my alma mater and has been part of my life for many years, and because I know firsthand that the money given for scholarships makes a difference in students' lives."
Laura Gorospe '05
Business Manager, School of Pharmacy 

"I give to Chapman University for the sole purpose of contributing to the scholarship fund."
Andie Hoang
Administrative Assistant, School of Pharmacy

"A gift to Chapman is more than just the value of the money. It's a message. A gift to Chapman says I love this place, I'm grateful for what it has done for me, and I want to be a part of Chapman's future."
Adam Borecki '12
Instructor, Music Technology, COPA Music

"I love the diversity and the cross-collaboration among departments. My Chapman experience has been the place where my passion and purpose collide. Chapman is a place to be inspired."
Linda Padilla-Smyth
Real Estate and Property Management

"I give to Chapman because Chapman gives to me."
Ken Murphy
Associate Provost for Academic Admissions, Argyros School of Business and Economics

"Chapman is my second family; great students, colleagues, and friends."
William Cumiford '63
Associate History Professor, Wilkinson College 

"I give because I received a scholarship as a student and I want others to have that same opportunity and Chapman experience that I loved."
Nicole Shay '14 
Development Coordinator, Fowler School of Law

"I love the staff here; love the students; love my colleagues. In other words, it's all about the people."
Mark Maier
Associate Professor and Director, Attallah College 

"I give to Chapman because I love Chapman."
Behzad Binesh (MBA '79)
Vice President, Finance and University Controller

"I give to support healthcare education at Chapman University and to provide more resources for our students."
Katie Fugnetti
Development Coordinator, Crean College

"Chapman is breaking the mold in higher education, offering the campus and the world a compelling, strategic plan to deliver a unique engagement--The Chapman Experience--that permeates the campus. The enthusiasm of Chapman I experience here is unlike any higher education institute I know of!"
Brian K. Powell
Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

"I give to Chapman because it is like my second home. As an alumna, I have a particular love for this community and the amazing experiences it has given me over the years."
Lacy Willis '05
Instructor, Argyros School of Business and Economics

"I love coming to work at a university that has given me so much: a community, a home, a family."
Chris Pagel '04 (MBA '06)
Director, Institutional Support

"I give because I received a scholarship as an undergraduate student. I want to give back to support students who might need extra help to make Chapman a possibility for them!"
Sarah Buckley '14
Development Coordinator, Schmid College

"I give to Chapman for the students."
Delite Travis (M.A. '15)
Associate Vice President, Strategic Engagement and Development

"I love Chapman because of the family feel--the personalized education, the fantastic energy that emanates from the staff, faculty, and the student population! Everyone I have met in my short time at Chapman has made me feel very welcome."
Anu Nanjappa
Graduate Admissions Specialist, Crean College

"I give to help students who otherwise would not be able to attend Chapman due to finances."
Kati Bye
Executive Assistant, Campus Planning and Operations

"I love Chapman because of the excitement and intrigue of carving out a unique path forward in higher education and being able to participate in it."
Gordon Babst
Associate Political Science Professor, Wilkinson College

"I give to Chapman to support student achievement and growth towards reaching their educational goals. It's a marvelous feeling to help others by supporting their passion for and dreams of the future."
Michelle Clark
Director of Accounting

"I love the people at Chapman--staff, faculty, and students. I enjoy the sense of community that I feel when I come to work every day. Working with students makes me feel like what I do matters." 
Annette Casas
Associate Registrar

"I give to Chapman because I want every student to be able to have the same college experience I did." 
Paula Pearl '15 (M.A. '18)
Manager, Chapman Fund

"I give to Chapman because I believe in the value that provides our students." 
Lauri Mantooth
Director, Information Systems & Technology



“I give because I value the work we’re doing collectively at Chapman to fully realize strategic priorities related to equity and inclusion, and I want to do my part in contributing to that positive momentum.”
Erin Pullin
Director of Diversity & Inclusion

“I am thankful for being a founding member of Chapman University School of Pharmacy and having the opportunity to contribute to Chapman’s dramatic growth during the last four years.”
Keykavous Parang
Professor, Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology

“I am thankful for the passion of the faculty, the energy of the students, the dedication of the staff – everything.”
Kimberly Greenhall
Director, Chapman Fund

“I give because I believe in the mission, vision and forward direction of Chapman University.”
Pamela Ezell
Assistant Vice President, Communications

“I give because I received a scholarship as a student and want to give back to students.”
Nicole Shay ’14
Development Coordinator

“I give because I believe in the research we are doing here and the impact it has on our community.”
Erzsebet Heim
Development Coordinator

“I am thankful for small classes, state of the art technology, beautiful campus, the Chapman Family and wonderful opportunities.”
Cassandra Ronquillo
Manager, Chapman Fund 

“I give because I want to continue allowing students on campus to have the best resources and experiences.”
Garrett Addison ’13
Admission Counselor 

“I am thankful for the positive experience I had as an undergraduate and for the scholarship I was offered. In order to provide the same experience for future students, I feel obligated to give back.”
Amy Hammer ’14
Admission Counselor

“I give because Chapman gave so much to me as a student. I’m proud to be back and give what I can to make sure current students get the same extraordinary experience.”
Steven Olveda ’08
Sports Information Director

“I give because I want my gifts to impact student growth and engagement as well as the legacy and heritage that Chapman boasts.”
Doug Aiken ’99 (M.A. ’09)
Associate Director of Athletics

“I give because I love the family feeling. I feel I belong to Chapman.”
Behzad Binesh (MBA ’79)
Vice President, Finance and University Controller

“I give to support the University’s continued growth and development.”
Gordon Babst
Associate Professor

“I give because of our academic and research trajectory in the last 10 years. It is very exciting to be contributing to Chapman’s strategic goals of becoming a nationally ranked and recognized higher education institute.”
Ming Wright
Assistant Vice President, Human Resources

“I give to Chapman because it has given so much to me.”
Chris Helvajian ’09 (MBA ’10)
Assistant Director of Admission

“I give for the students.”
Delite Travis (M.A. ’15)
Assistant Vice President, Strategic Engagement and Development

“I give because it’s the right thing to do.”
Ken Murphy
Associate Professor, Associate Provost

“I give because every person deserves an education.”
Laura Miller ’14
Development Assistant

“I am a Chapman graduate. My wife is a Chapman graduate. My son is obtaining his B.A. through Chapman. I give because Chapman has given me so much it’s only fair to give back.”
Craig Lee ’15 (MBA ’16)
Captain, Public Safety

“I give because I want to help students who need it like Chapman helped me when I was a student.”
Annette Casas ’06
Assistant Registrar

“I give to make our campus the best for our students' experience here at Chapman University.”
Katie Bye
Executive Assistant to the VP of Campus Planning and Operations

“I give because I love being involved in such a diverse campus. I love the students, staff, and programs.”
Linda Padilla-Smyth
Real Estate and Property Management

“I like to see the results of my giving by giving to my college. It makes me feel good to give.”
Terri Swanson
Administrative Assistant

“I give because of the positive and collaborative sense of community, and because quality education builds communities.”
Brady Hogan ’92 (MBA ’14)
Director, Alumni Engagement

“I give back because Chapman has given me so much that I am forever grateful for and I would be honored to be able to provide someone with the same Chapman experience I had.”
Paula Pearl ’15
Manager, Chapman Fund

Ways to Give

There are several convenient payment options—choose the one that is best for you:

  • Payroll Deduction
    Payroll deduction is an easy and convenient way to arrange for a one-time gift or for ongoing monthly contributions. Download the payroll deduction form and return it to Jami McCoy, gift recorder, in University Advancement at 633. West Palm, Office 104. You can also scan and return the form via email to imin@chapman.edu.
  • Give Online
    You can make your gift online with a credit card anytime. Explore areas to make a gift »
  • Call Us
    Give us a call at (714) 628-2834 and we will come and pick up your contribution personally.

Chapman is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all gifts are tax-deductible.

Why does my gift matter?

Will my gift really make a difference?

Absolutely. Just as working together as colleagues creates a powerful synergy, coming together as a community to support our University through giving has a significant collective impact. The more faculty and staff who choose to donate, the greater the impact. We have a goal of 100% participation and we hope you will join us to reach the finish line.

I work at Chapman; why should I also donate to the University?

As a member of the faculty or staff, your gift speaks volumes about your commitment to the University and your belief in Chapman’s mission. Through your dedication to your role at Chapman and your generosity, you are sending a powerful and inspiring message to our students and our fellow Chapman Family members.

In addition, corporations and foundations will often look for a strong showing of charitable support from faculty and staff when making funding decisions.

Students pay tuition; why does the University need my charitable support?

It might surprise you to learn that tuition does not fully cover the cost of a Chapman University education. The generosity of our donors, including faculty and staff, enables us to cover the difference, and affords us the support needed to provide a personalized education to each and every student.

Learn More

If you would like to learn more or get involved with faculty and staff giving, contact Deanna Blanchet at (714) 516-7153 or imin@chapman.edu.

Share Your Story

If you'd like to share what inspires you to give to Chapman, send us your story (and a photo of yourself, if you'd like us to include one) and we'll add it to this page. 

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