Chapman University (Orange , CA)


  • Name:Ganka Brown
  • Title:Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Chapman University
  • Address:
    Orange , CA 92866
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:714-997-6815

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  • Mission:
  • chapman Unviersity's mission is to provide personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ethical, and productive lives as global citizens.

  • History:
  • Chapman University is recognized for its liberal arts core, distinguished faculty, innovative programs, and personalized attention to students (student/teacher ration is 14/1). Its roots began with Hesperian College in Woodland, CA and was founded by members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) who welcome men and women equally to enroll. After several mergers with other institutions it eventually became known as California Christian Collge located in Los Angeles. In 1934 the institution was renamed Chapman College in honor of its principal benefactor, Charles C. Chapman a pioneer California business leader and citrus grower. He served at its first president of the Board of Trustees and was active with the college until his death in 1944. In 1954, Chapman College moved to the City of Orange and moved to the old Orange High School campus with its collection of handsome Neoclassical buildings. In September 1991, the college became known as Chapman University. Still growing, Chapman now offers top tier Film and Media Arts College, Law School, nationally recognized Entrepreneurial School, and now it is in the start up phase to build a state-of-the-art computational-based Science Center that will conduct research on water quality and other critical emerging issues.

  • Year established:1861
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:19
  • Advisory board size:9
  • Staff size:5

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Wylie Aitken
    Zelma M. Allred
    Nancy Baldwin
    Philip H. Case
    Arlene R. Craig
    Jerome W. Cwiertnia
    David A. Janes
    Mark Chapin Johnson
    Randall R. McCardle
    Sebastian Paul Musco
    Cecilia Presley
    Barry Rodgers
    James B. Roszak
    The Honorable Ed Royce
    J. Ronald Sechrist
    Allen L. Sessoms
    Ronald E. Soderling
    Daniel D. Villanueva
    Karen R. Wilkinson

  • Executive Director / President:
  • James L. Doti, President

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Janna Bersi, Vice President of Finance/CFO
    Sheryl A. Bourgeois, Executive Vice President University Advancement
    Cary Brahm, Chancellor of University College
    Harold Hewitt, Executive Vice President and COO


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:Operating
  • Tax ID:95-1643992

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:951643992
  • Organization Name:CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% BEHZAD BINESH
  • Organization Address:1 UNIVERSITY DR
  • Organization City:ORANGE
  • Organization State:CA
  • Organization Zip:92866-1005
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:April, 1951
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:11
  • Foundation Code Desc.:School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
  • Activity Code(s):046, 030
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Private school, School, college, trade school, etc.
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:May, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:May
  • NTEE Code:B430
  • Asset Amount:$1,157,692,767
  • Asset Code:9 ($50,000,000+)
  • Income Amount:$614,775,760
  • Income Code:9 ($50,000,000+)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$439,840,969
  • Last Updated:2/21/2018 9:05:51 pm

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