Winter 2015

Partners Newsletter Winter 2015

 Humanitarian of the Year Mrs.Betty Chapman

Chapman Newsletter

Alvah Chapman’s legacy lives through the Alvah H. Chapman, Jr. Humanitarian Award. This award is given to an individual or organization that has been instrumental in leading the way in helping the homeless in our community. The 2015 Alvah H. Chapman, Jr. Humanitarian Award was presented to Mrs. Betty Chapman during Chapman Partnership’s 20th Anniversary Gala held on October 17, 2015 at the JW Marriott Marquis in downtown Miami.

Mrs. Chapman is widely recognized for her selfless community service. She has tirelessly continued with the cause her late husband so passionately worked for, to help the homeless regain their dignity and place within their surrounding community. During 65 years of marriage to Mr. Chapman, she supported her husband’s many civic endeavors while devoting herself to various civic activities of her own, including a sustaining membership in the Junior League, service as a member-at-large of the Daughters of the American Revolution and membership in the Alpha Kappa Chapter of the P.E.O.

“Betty Chapman is a true humanitarian in every sense of the word and I believe Alvah would be proud to have her be the recipient of this award that so represents his values, generosity and passion for helping those throughout our community who are the most vulnerable.” said Trish Bell, Chairman Emeritus of Chapman Partnership. “Betty’s continuing strong compassion and ongoing philanthropic support for others is amazing. She is a remarkable, selfless role model for all of us and I am blessed to know her.”

Chairman’s Letter


Chapman Partnership 1995-2015

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow A commitment to Empower the Homeless

A few weeks ago we celebrated our 20th Anniversary at our annual gala. Difficult to put into words how uplifting and inspiring the 20th anniversary gala was…suffice it to say it will be a hard act to follow next year. Before I speak about our future, I want to personally thank those that made the gala such a huge success. First, and foremost, an event as lovely and well attended as our anniversary gala cannot come together without the hard work and dedication of the co-chairs; Trish & Dan Bell and Nancy & Jon Batchelor. Our Gala Committee continues to set the standard in organizing and hosting the best of the best in Miami. A special thanks to board members Sherrill Hudson and Ed Joyce in rounding up nearly 700 of their friends to support Chapman Partnership. Finally, I want to thank the amazing professional Chapman Partnership staff for all the behind the scenes heavy lifting required to put on a gala such as ours where everyone feels like a star.

As you know this year we honored Betty Chapman as the recipient of the Alvah H. Chapman, Jr. Humanitarian Award. A more fitting honor could not be bestowed upon her as she was there from the beginning with Alvah and ensures his legacy continues today.

Looking ahead to the future, we are committed to live up to Alvah Chapman’s vision Chapman Partnership must continue its objective to reintegrate our residents to sustainable self-sufficiency. To accomplish our goal we must focus on the four pillars that lay the foundation for self sufficiency, the pillars that will enable us to ensure successful outcomes for many more years to come:

  1. Self-Respect and Dignity-this includes self-discipline, a functional family environment, faith and ongoing self-worth
  2. Health- critical to all aspects for life, sustainable employment and functioning family, a cornerstone of the first pillar
  3. Employment -sustained and at a level that equates to a respectable living wage
  4. Housing- finding and helping to create permanent, sustainable affordable housing solutions

Over the next several months I will be communicating initiatives specifically designed to enhance programming and services to ensure the continuing success of our organization and the accomplishment of our vision on each of the above four points via our newsletter, Chapman Partnership e-mails and our website.

Sometimes successful organizations can fall into a cycle of complacency, they can become comfortable, but we never have. Instead, we have continued to challenge ourselves, strive toward a higher level of excellence, and continuously reaffirmed our commitment to evolve. There are many challenges still ahead, we have done much, but there still much to do, I cannot think of a better or more appropriate time to take Chapman Partnership to the next level.

With your continued support we have an exciting future for Chapman Partnership.

carlos-signature Carlos Fernandez-Guzman

20th Anniversary Gala

Chapman Partnership Celebrates Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

In a glittering evening benefiting the theme “Stars,” philanthropists, business leaders and friends joined
Chapman Partnership at the JW Marriott Marquis, on October 17, to celebrate two decades of
achievement and community service. The special 20th Anniversary Gala raised $1,790,000 to benefit programs
for Miami-Dade’s homeless men,women and children.

Gala guests enjoyed an elegant dinner, live entertainment and dancing, all perfectly orchestrated by the
event chairs Nancy & Jon Batchelor and Trish & Dan Bell. News anchor Laurie Jennings served as
virtual Mistress of Ceremonies for the gala, capturing some of the highlights of the past 20 years. A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the annual
Alvah H. Chapman, Jr. Humanitarian Award to Mrs. Betty Chapman. To see 2015 Gala Videos and Photos please visit

Community Outreach

Every Child was School-Ready on Day One

The community’s generous support provided 280 school-aged children with backpacks, school supplies, uniforms, sneakers and undergarments which guaranteed that each child was school ready on Day One! This includes every child living at Chapman Partnership’s North and South centers, the homeless families temporarily staying at hotels as well as the families that have moved from Chapman Partnership into housing in the last year.



Thank You To Our Back to School Sponsors…

Many thanks to our Back to School sponsors and donors including Aon, BB&T, BNI South Beach, Cherry Bekeart, E11even, EWM Coral Gables, FedEx, Full Bottle, FIBA, Marriott Hotels, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Mochee, nextgen, Plymouth Congregation, Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne and South Beach, Valsan, Walmart, Waste Management, Zyscovich Architects and numerous individual contributors. Our sponsors are helping children succeed in school.



A Generous Donation from FIBA

FIBA made a generous donation to purchase sneakers for the school-aged children at our centers as part of our Back To School donation drive. Their generosity ensured that children at our centers had new sneakers to kick off the school year. Thanks for showing our children how important education is!



L’Oreal Citizens Service Day at Chapman Partnership

L’Oreal hosted its Citizens Service Day at our north center and led a fun canvas painting activity in the FRC, followed by a lunch meal service. The kids had a blast and all volunteers are excited to return.

Chapman Partnership News

Chapman Partnership at MIAMI Magazine’s Live and Dine 2015

Miami’s top chefs and restaurants gathered for MIAMI Magazine’s Live & Dine event to benefit Chapman Partnership. Guests learned about Chapman Partnership and participated in a raffle for prizes and enjoyed mouthwatering bites. Thank you to our sponsors Bacardi, Beringer Vineyards, Cadillac, Miami Design District and Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery as well as the FIU interns who volunteered their time at the event.



5-health-heroes James Jones Crew 22 Summer Camp 2015

James Jones Crew 22 Summer Camp invited students from Chapman Partnership for a week of fun, mentorship, leadership and educational activities as part of the Summer Fun program. The children residing at our centers had an inspirational summer experience before heading back to school.



nextgen 5th Annual Back to School BBQ & Supply Drive

The Back to School BBQ was a complete success. The kids had a blast splashing around and dancing! A big thanks to our sponsors: Mochee, Valson Inc, BB&T, and Gator Graphics. We can’t forget to thank our nextgen members and volunteers who helped secure goods, set up and breakdown the event.



Growing Together Kicks-Off at Rik Rak Salon & Boutique

Growing Together Youth Group’s annual kick-off event at Rik Rak Salon was a complete success! Over 50 guests enjoyed an afternoon of hors d’oeuvres, shopping and mingling. We would like to thank our generous sponsors: Rik Rak Salon, Misha’s Cupcakes, Publix, and Irving Belisario Executive Chef and Caterer.

2015 Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees
**Alvah H. Chapman, Jr. Founding Chairman
*Carlos Fernandez-Guzman, Chairman
*Trish Bell, Chairman Emeritus
*Robert E. Chisholm, FAIA, Past Chairman
*Dr. Evalina Bestman, Vice Chair
*Tomas P. Erban, Vice Chair
*Osmond C. Howe, Jr. Vice Chair
*Jonah Pruitt, III, Vice Chair
*Jorge R. Villacampa, Vice Chair
*Bonnie M. Crabtree, Secretary
*Tom Huston, Jr., Treasurer
*H. Daniel Vincent, President & CEO
Richard B. Adams, Jr., Esq.
Timothy M. Adams
Julie. A Baird
Jon Batchelor
Sandy Batchelor
*Rob Bowlby
Paula Brockway
*Guillermo G. Castillo
Brigid Cech Samole
Armando Codina
Phil Corey
Terry Curry
Deborah Davidson
Nancy J. Davis
Thomas B. Davis
Scott Desharnais
Paul J. DiMare
Alan Eisenberg
Fatima Perez
*Gerardo B. Fernandez
Dr. Dorothy Jenkins Fields
Jose M. Gonzalez
Nancy Hector
Elsie Howard
Sherrill Hudson
*Edward Joyce
Larry Kahn
Steven C. Kirk
**R. Kirk Landon
Rev. Richard Ledgister
John M. Malloy, Jr.
Brent McLaughlin
Marisa T. Mendez
Bronwyn C. Miller
Robert R. Munoz
Sister Jeanne O’Laughlin
*Allan Pekor
Fatima Perez
Peter Pruitt
Philip M. Reagan
Evan Rees
Rev. Mark T. Reeves
Raquel Regalado
*Carlos Saballos, nextgen President 
Tracy R. Slavens
Jay A. Steinman
Stefan H. Zachar, III
Emeritus Board Members
Hon. Mike H. Abrams
**William H. Allen, Jr.
Jill Beach
Hon. Edward Bullard
Armondo Codina
**Annette Eisenberg
Dr. Douglas C. Harris
Adolfo Henriques
Dr. Frank Jacobs
Glendon Johnson
Steven C. Kirk
**R. Kirk Landon
Lynn B. Lewis
Carlos Migoya
William L. Morrison
Aaron S. Podhurst,Esq
John W. Reynolds
Kenneth G. Sellers
Rev. Thom Shafer
Mark Small
Dr. John Uribe
Joanna Wragg
Associate Board Members
Sara Adler.
Maria Beguiristain
Yolanda Berkowitz
Stephen H. Bittel
**Philip Corey
Thomas M. Cornish
Jesus Diaz, Jr.
Jose M. Diaz
**Dr. Stephen J. Dresnick
Thomas Franklin
Robert V. Glaser
Maritza Gutierrez
Dr. Rosemary F. Hall, RN
Ron Magill
Robert McKinney, Esq.
Amarilis Moran Osorio
Dennis Pastrana
Bruce Rubin
Jacob Solomon
Michael Swerdlow
Bill R. Tillett
*Denotes Executive Committee Members / ** Deceased

Board Dates

Meetings are scheduled for 8 a.m at 1550 North Miami Avenue, unless otherwise advised.

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Gift of Giving

Thanks to our Generous Donors (July 2015-October 2015)

Alvah H.& Wyline P. Chapman Fdn.
David Hover
Helen’s Hope Foundation
John S. & James L. Knight
The Batchelor Foundation, Inc.
Trish & Dan Bell
Aetna, Inc.
Carnival Foundation
Edward J. Joyce
Florida Blue
Florida International Bankers Assocation
Holland & Knight LLP
JP Morgan Chase Bank, NA
JW Marriott Miami
Publix Super Markets Charities
Seitlin, A Marsh & McLennan Agency
South Florida Progress Foundation
Stamps Family Charitable Foundation
Susan & Larry Kahn
The Dream Foundation
The Garner Foundation
WoW Factor
Armando Codina
Baptist Health South Florida
Betty B. Chapman
Deloitte, LLP
FPL Group Foundation, Inc.
Greenberg Traurig
Investor Solutions, Inc.
Jorge Luis Lopez Law Firm
Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC
Ocean Bank
Paul & Swanee DiMare
Ron Book, P.A.
South Motors
TD Bank, N.A.
The Batchelor Foundation, Inc.
The Dream Foundation, Inc.
The Lennar Foundation
Trish & Dan Bell
Walter & Terri Shikany

September Cont…
Bank of America, N.A.
Bank United
BBVA Compass
Greenberg Traurig
James W. Davidson
John Malloy
Nancy Hector
Robert Bowlby
Security Alliance, LLC.
Timothy Adams
Wilshire Consulting

Banfield Charitable Trust
Micky & Madeleine Arison
Pamela Garrison
The Wild Flower Foundation
Wells Fargo

Upcoming Events

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