Friends of Chapman
Friends of Chapman is a partnership between the Chapman Educational Foundation and the Chapman Parent Teachers Association (PTA). Both the Foundation and the PTA are entirely volunteer run.
The PTA sponsors educational programs, coordinates parent volunteers, and conducts fundraising events to benefit the school. The Foundation works to build our community partnerships and funds additional school staff to support the needs of our growing student population.
The Chapman Educational Foundation was established in 1994 to generate resources urgently needed to restore and sustain high-quality education for our students. The Foundation each year strives to replace declining public revenues with contributions from Chapman families and other supporters.
School foundations are the only way a school can raise funds to pay for additional school personnel, or full-time equivalents (FTE). However, the Foundation is not limited to only purchasing the services of school personnel. The Chapman Educational Foundation, with the recommendation of the principal, may direct resources toward other critical needs within the school.
Through your PTA membership dues, Friends of Chapman donations, company matching and fundraisers throughout the year, we are able to channel financial support directly to the classrooms, as well as funding programs, events, visiting artists, technology, field trips, musicals and more. With the generous support of Chapman families and community businesses, our school and its students continue to thrive! If you have questions, concerns or ideas about how to improve our community at Chapman, please don’t hesitate to reach out to any of our board members or attend one of our PTA meetings.
For the most up-to-date news and events from your parent community, plus valuable links and school-related information please visit friendsofchapman.org and subscribe to the blog by adding your email in the sidebar of the page. You can also join us at the Friends of Chapman Facebook group or follow us on Twitter @ChapmanPDX.