» Ways to Give to Chapman University

For your convenience, Chapman University accepts gifts in a variety of forms, many of which offer valuable tax incentives.  Our University Advancement staff members are on hand to help you determine what type of gifting option is right for you.

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Cash, Check or Credit Card

The fastest and easiest way to support Chapman is by making a cash gift. 

To make a payment online, please use our secure online giving form, or if you'd prefer to mail us a check, please include our Gift by Check Form with your donation (payable to Chapman University) and mail to: 

Chapman University
Gift Recorder
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866


By committing to a pledge to support Chapman, you can make a gift in payments over a defined period of time. Contact the University Advancement office to learn more or to arrange your pledge.  

Click here to make a payment on an existing pledge online.


Make a gift by transferring stocks or bonds to Chapman and you may receive valuable tax benefits. 

Download the stock transfer instructions »

Download the stock transfer form »

To learn more about making a charitable contribution through securities, contact the University Advancement office

Gifts In-Kind

Donations such as art, books, furnishings, equipment, technology and more are considered gifts-in-kind. If you’d like to contribute an in-kind gift to Chapman, contact a University Advancement staff member

Corporate and Foundation Relations

The Office of Corporate & Foundation Relations (CFR) facilitates and advances mutually rewarding relationships between Chapman University and its corporate and foundation partners. The CFR office collaborates with University Advancement, the President’s office, deans and faculty to identify strategic funding priorities that support the mission of each college and university as an institution. We strive to build relationships that support the university’s priorities and mission and enable corporate partners to fulfill their community involvement objectives. Individuals from corporations or foundations interested in learning more can contact Mike Stringer, director of corporate and foundation relations, at (714) 997-6527 or stringer@chapman.edu.

Legacy Planning

Legacy Planning allows you to make charitable gifts to Chapman University now or after your lifetime while enjoying financial benefits for yourself.

Legacy gifts are sometimes referred to as "stop-and-think" gifts because they require some planning and, often, help from your professional advisors. Unlike cash donations, they are typically made from assets in your estate rather than disposable income, and come to fruition upon after your lifetime. A misconception is that legacy giving is only for the "wealthy." The truth is, even people of modest means can make a difference through planned giving.

The most common legacy gift is a bequest in your will or living trust. Other legacy gifts include:

  • Charitable gift annuity
  • Charitable remainder trust
  • Charitable lead trust
  • Endowment fund
  • Retirement plan assets
  • Life insurance policies
  • Remainder interest in your home

Please let us know if you have included Chapman University for a legacy gift so that we can induct you as a member of the Charles C. Chapman Heritage Society. Your commitment will inspire others to make similar gifts.

Visit the Legacy Planning website to learn more about how you can create your legacy at Chapman or contact David B. Moore, assistant vice president of legacy giving, at (714) 516-4590.


Chapman accepts gifts of real estate or property that comply with university policies. Contact the University Advancement office to learn more.

Payroll Deductions

Chapman University faculty and staff can make charitable contributions to the university through a convenient payroll deduction. Fill out the Gift Payroll Deduction Form to arrange a one-time gift or monthly deduction. 

Matching Gifts

Many companies will double or even triple the value of charitable gifts made by employees. Does yours? Click here to search for your employer to find out if you may be able to significantly increase the impact of your gift to Chapman.

Electronic Fund Transfer

Electronic Fund Transfers (EFT) offer the convenience of transferring a gift directly to Chapman from a checking or savings account, on either a one-time or recurring basis.  EFT is easy to set up and maintain, and gives you the flexibility to designate the amount and duration of your gift.

To make a gift via EFT, please contact Jennifer Roseblade, Chapman Fund development assistant, at (714) 628-2834 or roseblade@chapman.edu to obtain current instructions.