Thanks for considering a business partnership with Chapman Elementary – a neighborhood public school! Our school, as well as adjacent Wallace Park is host to many cultural, sporting and community-building events throughout the year. Of course, most folks know Chapman for our famous Vaux Swifts. Each fall, thousands of visitors come to Chapman’s viewing hill to watch this natural marvel in action.
Our business sponsors enjoy loyal support from our vibrant school and neighborhood community and we offer many ways to partner with us. Market your business while also supporting educational excellence by sponsoring an event, dining night or banner at Chapman. Or let’s talk about an opportunity tailored just for you!
Our public K-5 school currently serves students at two separate campuses due to rapid population growth in our catchment. Approximately 29% of Chapman students are considered economically disadvantaged, including 3% who are homeless.
In order to provide funding for the broad array of enrichment and outreach programs Chapman provides, we rely on parent contributions and community partnerships to supplement our state funding. One-third of Chapman foundation funds above $10,000 are pooled with those of other schools and distributed to non-foundation schools in the district.
Chapman PTA (93-1009176) and the Chapman Educational Foundation (93-1121953) are 501(c)3 non-profit organizations
Banners on Steve Brand Field
Provide your logo or message and Chapman will provide a 2X5 ft, weatherproof banner for display on our popular Steve Brand field. This field is adjacent to the Swift viewing hill which hosts thousands of visitors each fall. Due to space limitations, we are only able to offer 22 banner sponsorship each year, with priority for renewing businesses. Starting at $750.
Special events include our Community Dinner, STEM Night, Art Ball and Talent Show, and Spring Musical. Event sponsorship generally includes recognition and signage at the event in addition to shout outs on our website and social media platforms. In-kind donations of materials or services are always welcome! Starting at $250.
Our annual auction draws 300 guests and is our biggest single fundraising event of the year. Be part of the celebration with your donation of goods or services.
Chapman’s community dines out at your restaurant knowing that a portion of the night’s sales will benefit our school. This is a great way to introduce a new menu, boost a slow traffic night or strengthen your relationships with existing diners. There is no additional cost to you for this opportunity.
We are looking for donors to sponsor major educational and enrichment initiatives like our Reading Results program. ($20,000) and our Playground Project. We would also love to expand our program to provide summer camp and enrichment scholarships for students in need or to bring the Playworks training program to our school.
One our most popular partnerships is the Salt & Straw flavor contest. Students compete to come up with an original flavor and lucky finalists have their creations made into an actual product sold in stores, with 15 percent of proceeds going to our school. Have a great idea of your own? Lets talk!
Here are just some of the benefits that we offer with a business sponsorship at Chapman:
- Thank you and recognition on our Friends of Chapman website and social media platforms.
- A mention in our Foundation, PTA and school-wide newsletters
- Signage and promotion at special events, including at our annual fundraising auction.
- Dining Nights: Kelly Farrell
- Auction Donations: Emily Price
- Banners and all other inquiries: Nici Griffith