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WOC LogoWomen of Chapman is a vibrant group of philanthropic-minded women who are strongly dedicated to a program of service to Chapman University. 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 265 Women of Chapman.

For nearly 50 years, Women of Chapman has given over $8.5 million in gifts to support Chapman University.  Membership dues and gifts from Women of Chapman have been designated for student scholarships and various programs and capital campaigns across campus.

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The group has pledged over two million dollars in their current pledges in support of the Keck Center of Science and Engineering and the Harry and Diane Rinker Campus in Irvine.  Women of Chapman has also underwritten a portion of the prestigious Provost's Arts and Lecture Series, providing free tickets to students.

Notable gifts to Chapman University include:

  • Women of Chapman Endowed Filmmaker Fund, which supports senior film projects for students in Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
  • Women of Chapman Grand Foyer located in the Digital Media Arts Center, the newest building for Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
  • Women of Chapman Stage in Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts
  • Women of Chapman Gallery of Science in the Keck Center of Science and Engineering, the new home for Schmid College of Science and Technology 
  • Scholarship support over the years to World Campus Afloat (Semester at Sea) and later to Chapman’s general scholarship fund
  • Dr. Albert Schweitzer public exhibit (located in Argyros Forum)
  • The Fashionables Courtyard and Sacred Mound Garden in the Fish Interfaith Center
  • The Fashionables Terrace in the Leatherby Libraries
  • The Fashionable Women of Chapman Rotunda Boardroom and Terrace in Marion Knott Studios

Contact us to learn more about Women of Chapman.

Joy Flynn (714) 744-7608

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