Center for Faith and Learning

Campaign Goal: $1 million

Center for Faith and Learning Endowment $ 1,000,000

Nurturing Lives with Christ-centered Work

Seeking to establish an incredible program of the mind and heart as the new century began, Pepperdine presented an ambitious initiative to the Lilly Endowment to enable the formation of the Center for Faith and Learning. The foundation responded with a generous grant to help the University launch the Pepperdine Voyage, a series of dynamic programs that encouraged students, faculty, staff, and administrators to explore their vocational and spiritual calling.

The impact of the Pepperdine Voyage has been tangible and lasting. Student service projects, weekly convocation speakers, and evening care groups continue to contribute to an uplifting spiritual atmosphere that has influenced all aspects of the University. With $1 million in campaign funding, Pepperdine's Center for Faith and Learning would gain a permanent endowment to bless students in ways that typical classroom experiences cannot. From student ministry internships and student-service grants to retreats for new faculty and staff development, the University will advance its calling to transform lives across the institution.