Each semester, students get to experience the joys and challenges of philanthropic giving as part of an innovative educational program at Chapman, the Panther Experiential Philanthropy Project (PEPP). Students enrolled in courses such as IES 103 “Philosophy of Helping” are charged with the task of awarding grants of up to $2,000 to local nonprofit organizations.
On Friday, December 2, IES students and professors gathered virtually with representatives from local nonprofits as they were presented with donation checks ranging in amount from $750 to $2,000. This ceremony was the culmination of Fall 2022’s Panther Experiential Philanthropy Project, or PEPP. Participating classes comprised IES 103: Philosophy of Helping and IES 315: Non-Governmental
This semester, students in Chapman’s Integrated Educational Studies (IES) program had the opportunity to work as philanthropists thanks to the Panther Experiential Philanthropy Project, or PEPP. PEPP is an innovative new program at Chapman University aiming to connect students to community problems, needs, and local solutions. By providing classes grants of up to $2,000, students become
“I just feel blessed that this is the university in the city of Orange that we get to partner with” said Martha Wade, founder of A Quarter Blue, as she accepted a donation presented by students Rebecca Denny and Caroline Knapp. “The future is bright because of the professors who are pointing to students and
Having now completed its fourth semester at Chapman University, the Panther Experiential Philanthropy Project (PEPP) has grown over the last year and half in terms of size and scope. By aligning fieldwork assignments with course learning outcomes, PEPP exposes students to the work going on in the nonprofit sector. It offers Chapman students the opportunity
“You’ve probably walked past us 100 times and may or may not have known it,” said the Director of Philanthropy at Casa Teresa, as she accepted a student-presented donation on behalf of her organization. “Now you know where we are, right here in your community. So you’ll keep us in your thoughts, you’ll keep us