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Faculty and Staff Giving

Faculty and staff celebrate at the Pepperdine Honors awards ceremony in the fall of 2017

No matter the size of your gift, your annual participation as a University "insider" makes an impact. Along with providing critical funding for financial aid and academic programs, your giving plays an important role in helping to secure grants from corporations and foundations, which consider faculty and staff giving rates when determining their own support for Pepperdine. Together, as faculty and staff members, we can help ensure Pepperdine continues to be one of the best places to both study and work.

Ways to Give

Payroll Deduction: Give conveniently through ongoing payroll deduction—just start the process via eSign.  (You'll simply submit your email address, and then an email will be sent to you with a link to the form.)

Online: Visit give.pepperdine.edu to make a one-time or recurring gift with credit or debit card.

Phone: Contact the Pepperdine Fund office at 310-506-4579.

"Why Should I Give?"

"Does my gift really make a difference?"

Yes! The more people who give, the greater the combined impact will be. In Pepperdine's 2017 fiscal year, 6,760 supporters made gifts of $100 or less, which contributed more than $491,686 in support. You can help us raise the bar even higher this year!

"I already work for Pepperdine; why should I also give money to the University?"

Gifts to Pepperdine have a powerful effect on our University's ability to remain a premier educational institution. How can we ask our community of alumni, parents, and friends to support Pepperdine if we don't believe in our work enough to invest in it ourselves?

When making funding decisions, corporations and foundations often look for high levels of support from University faculty and staff to indicate that we "insiders" believe in our cause as well.

And, since Pepperdine is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, your gifts are tax-deductible.

"Students pay a lot of tuition. Why does Pepperdine need donor support?"

It may be surprising, but tuition covers only about two thirds of the actual cost of a college education at most universities—Pepperdine is no different. Even those who pay full tuition have benefited from the support of private gifts to Pepperdine, which help cover much of the remaining cost. Even with rising tuition costs, almost 1,000 Seaver students gave back to their Pepperdine passions during the 2017-2018 academic year. 

Giving Opportunities

Listed below are a few of the giving opportunities most frequently supported by faculty and staff. You may also choose to make your gift in support of any school or department, or to a number of important causes across campus about which you are passionate.

Student Scholarships: Funding provided by private donors who strongly believe in the importance of assisting worthy students who demonstrate ability to benefit from the educational system offered by Pepperdine University. Recipients of these scholarships are selected on the basis of financial need and/or merit by Financial Assistance.

Unrestricted support to:

• Pepperdine University
• Seaver College
• Graziadio Business School
• Graduate School of Education and Psychology
• School of Law
• School of Public Policy
• Pepperdine Athletics
• Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts
• Pepperdine Libraries

...and more!  Feel free to contact our office at 310-506-4579 to learn more about our thousands of available giving options.


The Pepperdine Fund team would love to hear from you!  Please reach out to us at 310-506-4579, or email us at pepperdine.fund@pepperdine.edu.

Pepperdine Staff Members Volunteer for Give2Pepp 2017, the First-Ever Pepperdine Giving Day

Pepperdine Staff at Give2Pepp 2017

Top row, from left to right: Lauren Ryan, Nicole Parmelee, Alex Forero, Cynthia Ware, 
Kate Warner, Angela Kappus, and student worker Allie Berry
Bottom row, from left to right: Noelle Seybert, Laura Fehlbaum, and Kendall Boshart