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Business administration major and scholarship recipient Angelica ’25 speaks at the President's Circle Breakfast.

Chapman Fund President’s Circle Breakfast Celebrates Donor Generosity

During Chapman University’s Parent Spring Summit on Feb. 9, President Daniele C. Struppa, Ph.D., welcomed members of the Chapman Fund’s President’s Circle to the annual President’s Circle Breakfast, a celebration of donor generosity and impact.

President’s Circle members are an impactful group of donors who make annual gifts of $1,000 or more to the Chapman Fund, helping to advance Chapman’s mission. As the university’s unrestricted fund, the Chapman Fund supports student scholarships, faculty excellence, program enrichment and emerging opportunities.

“Thank you to our President’s Circle members for your generous support of the Chapman Fund,” President Struppa said during the breakfast. “We are here to celebrate the meaningful impact you make year after year.”

While enjoying breakfast, President’s Circle members connected with President Struppa and university leadership and met with current scholarship recipients.

Vice President of Development Gabe Cagwin, Ph.D., welcomed guests and introduced Chapman student Angelica ’25, a business administration major and scholarship recipient. Angelica thanked guests for making the Chapman Experience possible for so many students.

“When I discovered Chapman and all the opportunities, I knew that no other place would provide me with the things I truly valued,” Angelica stated. “After receiving my acceptance letter and scholarship, it fell into place. Chapman extends far beyond academics; it has become my home away from home as I pursue my dreams.”

Watch Angelica’s full speech below

Following her remarks, Angelica welcomed President Struppa to the stage, where he shared how President’s Circle members impact campus by supporting scholarships and extraordinary experiences.

“We are very grateful that over 86% of our students enjoy some form of financial support, making the Chapman Experience accessible to students from all backgrounds,” Struppa said. “Most importantly, gifts to the Chapman Fund give us the resources to respond swiftly to our university’s greatest needs and allow us to be nimble when opportunities arise.”

Following the event, President’s Circle members were escorted to the Musco Center for the Arts to enjoy reserved seating at the annual State of the University address.

To impact student scholarships and extraordinary experiences for Chapman students, donate to the Chapman Fund or join the President’s Circle today.

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