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University Applauds Record-Breaking Faculty/Staff Campaign
The Campaign for Pepperdine came home in 2011 as the Pepperdine Fund team joined forces with a faculty/staff steering committee to launch a University-wide giving campaign. Designed to cultivate, recognize, and inspire members of the University's faculty and staff, the campaign used a peer-to-peer approach that encouraged participation over dollars, as well as an assortment of multimedia channels to reach out to all University employees. The faculty/staff campaign saw giving participation from 72.5 percent of all full-time employees and the highest donor count ever, raising nearly $4.5 million.
Perhaps the most important triumph is found in the 317 employees who gave to Pepperdine for the first time as a result of the campaign and its mission to change lives. Among them is Lauren Broussard ('05), associate director of admission records at Seaver College, who made her first gift after an appeal from her peer campaign volunteer.
"This campaign is so special," said Lauren, an alumna of Seaver College and current MBA candidate at the Graziadio School. "In this historic anniversary year, there's a palpable momentum at Pepperdine, and all of us are eager to do whatever we can to help the future of the school and its extraordinary students. When I was asked to give to the faculty/staff campaign, I couldn't resist being a part of it."
Since the launch of the faculty/staff campaign, the number of faculty and staff who have given to the Campaign for Pepperdine is now more than 1,000 strong.