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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.

Student Affairs

Student Affairs supports Pepperdine students with healthy choices so they develop resilience and thrive holistically in their physical, mental, and spiritual lives.

 


 

News and Events

 

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Belonging Awards
Pepperdine Malibu Campus

Mar
29

George Awards
Duke's Malibu Restaurant

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Caruso School of Law Dinner
Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel

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10

Waves Give
Online Giving Day

Apr
30

Harbor: The Pepperdine Bible Lectures
Pepperdine Malibu Campus
4-Day Conference

 

 

Condolezza Rice talking on stage with panelists

A Sold-Out 48th Annual Pepperdine Associates Dinner Featured Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

On Saturday, February 17, 2024, more than 550 Pepperdine friends and supporters gathered to celebrate the 48th annual Pepperdine Associates dinner at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The event’s theme, “Shining the Light of Truth,” recognized the significance of seeking truth as a cornerstone of American ideals and aspirations and Pepperdine’s guiding principles that are embedded in the truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Read More

 

 

 

 


 


 

Pepperdine Students

Take an Active Role in Pepperdine's Future

Make an immediate impact on the lives of our students and strengthen the University's culture of belonging by participating in our annual giving programs.

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Support your Pepperdine passion by connecting with alumni, parents, and friends who share your interests.

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Impact Stories

 

Alaya McKinney-Grad student with MS


Alaya McKinney

After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at the age of 18, Alaya McKinney's life was completely altered. Yet she fought for her health and turned everything around. Thanks to her scholarship to SPP, she now plans to become a disability rights attorney and use her education to advocate for individuals who have been disenfranchised based on their disability. Read Alaya's Story

Samuel Sun, Seaver graduate


Samuel Sun

Samuel Sun discovered his passion for the violin at nine and continued his musical journey with the viola. Having been awarded two scholarships to Seaver, Sun was given the opportunity to study with renowned virtuosos, conduct the University orchestra, and enter international competitions. He is very grateful for his Pepperdine education.  Read Samuel's Story

Lou and Kathy Colombano


Lou and Kathy Colombano

After the tragic death of their son Mark, a Pepperdine student at the time, Kathy and Lou Colombano set up a scholarship in his name. The scholarship supports two students who love learning and leadership and have a passion for the University's extracurricular activities. Over the years, their dedication to Pepperdine has only grown stronger.  Read Their Story

 


 

Contact Us

Office of Advancement
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

310.506.4898

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