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Pepperdine Associates

Designate your Membership

Since 1977, members of the Pepperdine Associates have given annual "unrestricted gifts" to the University. In 2009, we announced a simple, but progressive change in our cherished Pepperdine Associates program — a change that honors our long-standing partnership. Members may now restrict their gifts to specific university and school-based programs, thereby supporting the areas to which they feel the most affinity.

We invite you to explore the many projects and programs worthy of your support here at Pepperdine. You will find that each school has an Excellence Fund, which is a discretionary fund providing university leadership with the flexibility to pursue creative and innovative programs as they arise throughout the year.


A gift directed to the Pepperdine University Associates supports Pepperdine's most pressing priorities. You may choose to direct your gift to a specific center or program, or to the President's Excellence Fund, a discretionary fund that provides the president with the flexibility to support creative and innovative programs as they arise during the academic year. We invite you to consider:

For more information, please contact Nicole Ashby at 310.506.6335 or Nicole.ashby@pepperdine.edu

Members of the Crest Associates provide vital financial support to a variety of priorities across the University. For more information, we invite you to visit the Crest Associates web page.

A gift directed to either Education or Psychology supports the school's unique development of servant-leaders, students who are being prepared to effect positive change in their communities. You may choose to support a number of specific programs and special initiatives within the school, or your gift can be directed to the Dean's Excellence Fund, a discretionary fund that provides the dean with the flexibility to support creative and innovate programs as they arise during the academic year. We invite you consider:

For more information, please contact Wes Patterson at 310.568.2300 or

A gift directed to the Graziadio School of Business and Management directly influences the experience of students today and advances the strategic mission of the school moving forward. You may also consider supporting a specific venture within the school, or the Dean's Excellence Fund, a discretionary fund that provides the dean with the flexibility to support creative and innovative programs as they arise during the year. We offer the following for your consideration:

For more information, please contact:

Giuseppe Nespoli at 310.506.5581 or

Christine Bishop at 310-506-5554 or .

Membership gifts directly support the people and programs that define Pepperdine Law: an extraordinary student body, a loyal and dedicated faculty, a commitment to both leadership and service, and a perseverance to continue the growth of this blessed institution. We invite you to consider supporting the Dean's Excellence Fund, a discretionary fund that provides the school with the flexibility to support creative and innovative programs as they arise during the academic year or any of the following priorities:

For more information, please contact Brad Benham at 310.506.7994 or

Membership gifts designated to the Public Policy Advocate Associates fund support exceptional students, dedicated faculty, global service, and the future of the School of Public Policy. We invite you to consider supporting the Dean's Excellence Fund, a discretionary fund that provides the school with the flexibility to support creative and innovative programs as they arise during the academic year, or any of the following priorities:

For more information, please contact Deirdre Shipstead at 310.506.6513 or 

Gifts directed to Seaver College directly benefit the student experience, provide scholarships, and contribute to faculty development. Members may also direct gifts to the Dean's Excellence Fund, a discretionary fund that provides the dean with the flexibility to support creative and innovative programs as they arise during the academic year, or the academic divisions as noted below:

For more information, please contact:

Mat MacDonell at 310.506.6587 or
Dawn Pettersen at 310.506.6514 or

Membership gifts support Pepperdine's intercollegiate teams; extend the ability to recruit more extensively; improve the Pepperdine experience for every student-athlete; enhance, maintain, and construct world-class facilities for competition and training; and provide financial aid and scholarships. We invite your general support or your direct support of the sport of your choice:

Men's Sports
Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Tennis
Track
Volleyball
Water Polo
Women's Sports
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Swimming and Diving
Tennis
Track
Volleyball

For more information about Pepperdine Athletics, please visit:
http://www.pepperdinesports.com or contact Karin Taylor at 310.506.4775 or

Gifts directed to the Center for the Arts support the hundreds of innovative, entertaining, and diverse programs presented at Pepperdine each year. In addition to the joy of supporting the arts, members enjoy a variety of unique benefits. From recognition on theatre programs to special backstage tours, membership makes experiencing the arts at Pepperdine even more rewarding.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Carson at 310.506.4558 or .

Membership gifts directed to the University Library impact the Pepperdine student experience by expanding holdings, providing personalized customer service, and improving access to information. You may choose to support a specific initiative listed below, including the Dean's Excellence Fund, a discretionary fund that provides the dean with the flexibility to support creative and innovative programs as they arise during the academic year.

  • Dean's Excellence Fund
  • Digital Initiatives
  • Memorial Book Fund
  • Special Collections

For more information, please contact Ken LaZebnik at 310.506.6785 or