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Giving at Pepperdine

When you choose to support Pepperdine, you are helping to prepare students for faith-based lives of purpose, service, and leadership. What's more, you are bolstering the very foundation of our institution. Giving not only sustains and enhances our distinctive Christian community, it brings together Pepperdine alumni and friends of all generations through a shared commitment to student success. Whether you give to scholarships, career preparation programs, campus life resources, research projects, or study-abroad experiences, you are creating life-changing opportunities for growth and discovery.



University Priorities


The Mountain outside rendoring of buildings

Setting a new standard for Waves Athletics and campus recreation facilities, the Mountain will transform our campus community and provide a dynamic space for year-round RISE activities and events.

Pepperdine Château d'Hauteville, Switzerland International Program

A comprehensive renovation project is underway to turn the magnificent 18th-century Château d'Hauteville—a historic castle and estate with stunning views of Lake Geneva and the surrounding Alps—into our Switzerland international campus.

Academic Chairs meeting

Being named an academic chair at Pepperdine is a prestigious appointment as well as an enduring tribute to the donor who establishes it. Help support Pepperdine's ongoing mission for experience and excellence in education.

Students receiving scholarship money

Supporting Pepperdine education is an investment in the next generations of compassionate leaders and changemakers who will impact communities around the world.

Hub for Spiritual Life Worship Event

Established in 2021, the Hub for Spiritual Life is a central place where students can come to explore their Christian faith. The initiative offers special programs, training, and resources to engage the Pepperdine community in vibrant experiences of worship and spiritual care. 

Sudreau Global Justice Institute attorneys and client

This international organization was established to provide holistic solutions to injustice throughout the world as well as train the next generation of legal advocates. Help us continue the fight for global justice.

Parkening International Guitar Competition session

Showcasing outstanding local talent on a global scale, the Parkening International Guitar Competition is the world's most preeminent competition of its kind. Your support enables the program to continue to foster musical excellence in young artists.


Pepperdine Golfers on the Green

Building on the remarkable success of our golf teams, this fundraising effort will dramatically improve on-campus facilities and resources for our talented student-athletes.

The Mountain sports rendering

Help build Pepperdine's future by naming a seat at the state-of-the-art Mountain arena, the future home for Waves basketball and indoor volleyball games as well as other world-class University-wide events.



News and Events



Pepperdine Orchestra Masterworks Concert
Smothers Theatre
April 13, 2023


Megan Hilty
Smothers Theatre
Apr 18, 2023

Pepperdine Associates Dinner
Beverly Wilshire
April 22, 2023
Wave Gives Day

Waves Give Exceeds Expectations

Waves Give 2023 was a resounding success thanks to the generosity of our Pepperdine students, parents, alumni, and friends. The Pepperdine University community came together to support our talented student-artists and student-athletes with extraordinary generosity on our annual day of giving. With 1,073 donations and a total of $503,013 raised, we certainly met and exceeded our $400,000 goal. Thank you to everyone who participated.


PA Dinner President Gash

Waves gave in record numbers at Pepperdine Gives, the University’s annual day of giving, which kicked off at midnight on Wednesday, October 19. Nearly 3,000 gifts totaling more than $1 million were raised on one remarkable day when Waves were invited to give to a Pepperdine school, program, or passion of their choice.  

Edwin Meese III Institute

The 46th annual Pepperdine Associates dinner took place at the Beverly Wilshire on Saturday, May 7, 2022. 




Pepperdine Students

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Impact Stories


Isaac Torres - Veteran and Seaver College Alumni

Isaac Torres

After completing his assignment as a military police officer in the Marine Corps, Isaac Torres was awarded a scholarship from the American Legion to study abroad. Torres chose to spend his semester in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he learned how to tango, saw wild penguins and glaciers while in Patagonia, and traveled to Brazil and Peru. Read Isaac's Story 

Renee Jackson, SPP Graduate

Renee Jackson

School of Public Policy (SPP) graduate student Renee Jackson believes the Lord guided her to change her major and apply to Pepperdine. She says her experience at SPP opened the door to a whole new career outlook — one that would kick start a passion for human rights and inspire her to attend law school. Read Renee's Story

Dr. Shreyas Gandhi and Swati Gandhi

Drs. Shreyas and Swati Gandhi

After obtaining three degrees from Pepperdine, Shreyas Gandhi (MBA ’98, EDD, ’09, PhD, ’20) felt a strong desire to give back to the school that transformed his life. In 2019, he and his wife, Swati, established the Drs. Shreyas and Swati Gandhi Leadership Fund, because they believe that the gift of education will "open many doors." Read Shreyas' Story



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Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263


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