Don Chapman

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Don Chapman, Philanthropist and Public Educator.

"Don was head of a Navy Reserve Unit when he intersected CCI. As a fighter pilot with 199 combat missions over Vietnam against MIGs, he was not predisposed to Russians. He traveled to the USSR to learn for himself about the country. He met ordinary Russians and was taken into the homes of scientists and entrepreneurs. Don has made a dozen trips to the USSR and Russia. Currently he funds retired scientists, provides loans for entrepreneurs, and brings Russian children to the U.S. at his own personal expense. When not doing CCI duties, he volunteers time to run programs for minority and disadvantaged youth in his state of Georgia." [1]

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  1. Directors, Center for Citizen Initiatives, accessed July 15, 2010.