» Support Chapman: Keeping the Chapman Family Together During the Pandemic

Although it's been more than a year since we were all forced to think, adapt and behave in new ways, assisting Chapman Family members through the pandemic remains our top priority.

At Chapman University, our purpose is not only to “survive” during this era but to emerge stronger than before. To do that we rely on gifts from the Chapman Family—alumni, parents, staff, faculty, friends and foundations—to continue our mission of creating a personalized education of distinction while providing support and direction to our students, faculty and staff. During this spring season, we are focused on raising needed funds, allowing Chapman to meet every rising challenge. Learn about our priorities below. 

The Chapman Fund

By offering unrestricted student scholarships and support to the university, the Chapman Fund affords leadership the flexibility to embrace new ideas and emerging opportunities while meeting the continually evolving needs of the Chapman community. This is especially important now, during the pandemic. 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.

Other Scholarships

Families who wish to provide multi-year gifts or gifts to a specific school or college may consider this avenue for their philanthropic support. Chapman Family members who donate through grants or corporate giving, or are considering a planned or legacy gift, might consider this as a lasting investment in our students.

Capital Campaigns

A growing student population and an evolving academic experience require facilities that can match the needs of a nationally ranked university. Explore Chapman University’s current capital campaigns to learn more about new construction, naming opportunities, renovation and expansion efforts, and more.

Legacy Planning

Many members of our Chapman Family find it meaningful to include the university in their estate plans, creating their Chapman legacy and contributing to future generations of Panthers. Additionally, when you plan thoughtfully, you and your loved ones can benefit from tax-wise opportunities.

Support Groups

Chapman University hosts a number of dedicated programs and activities, offering ways for its participants to engage, learn, mentor and provide funding for the university’s priorities.

Ways to Give

Chapman University accepts gifts in a variety of forms for your convenience, many of which offer valuable tax incentives.

Areas to Support

Your generous support can deeply impact every area of campus. Choose the fund that closely aligns with your passions.


If you make your gift to Chapman before the end of December, you can receive a $300 automatic deduction on your 2021 taxes, a one-year extension of a special provision in 2020. This is especially helpful for those who do not itemize their deductions. If you generally itemize your giving, you can receive a tax deduction for the full amount of your gift with some rules. For more information contact David Moore

More Information on Donor Support

Kim Greenhall
(714) 628-2834