45th Annual Pepperdine Associates Dinner
In 2007 Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Dungy led the Indianapolis Colts to their second Super Bowl championship, becoming the first African American coach to win a Super Bowl.
In Dungy's 2019 book, The Soul of a Team, the former NFL defensive back draws upon his decades of experience in coaching to explore the impact that deep personal relationships, strong mentor-leadership, individual growth, and long-term sustainability can have on the development of effective teams.
At Pepperdine, The Soul of a Team captures how Waves have come together in the midst of both success and adversity. As the University community and our alumni reflect on the challenges and triumphs we have collectively endured in the last year, The Soul of a Team is an opportunity for us to explore the heart of our "togetherness."
Join Pepperdine for an inspiring evening on May 15 as president Jim Gash and Dungy discuss the power of our uncommon sense of spirit—anchored in community, scholarship, and faith—to propel us and our extraordinary mission forward.
Enter the raffle to win a weekend at a Malibu Beachfront Home. Contact University Events at 310.506.4448.
Former Head Coach, 2007 Super Bowl Champion Indianapolis Colts
Football Analyst, NBC Sports
As one of only three individuals who have won the Super Bowl as both a player and a coach, Tony Dungy has had a remarkable career in the NFL. Starting his professional football journey as a safety with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Dungy moved to the sidelines at age 25, kicking off a coaching career that emphasized decency and respect. During his 13 seasons as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dungy's teams averaged more wins in the regular season than those of any head coach in NFL history, and in 2007 he became the first African American coach to lead his team to a Super Bowl win.
Dungy's achievements off the field may be even more impressive than his NFL success. Upon retirement he became an Emmy-nominated analyst for NBC's Football Night in America. He also became an author, writing best-selling self-empowerment titles including Uncommon: Finding Your Path to Significance, in which he reflected on lessons he learned from his parents, his career, and his faith. Dungy now devotes his passion to programs that uplift him, such as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Dungy Family Foundation, which he and his wife founded to strengthen, sustain, and empower communities in need.
Enter the Raffle for a Weekend in Malibu
Enjoy a weekend in Malibu at an exclusive three-bedroom, fully furnished beachfront home located on Broad Beach. With a patio for sunning and sunset walks on the shore, drink in breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean while you relax with loved ones. Minutes from fine dining and shopping, savor a Malibu weekend that is nothing short of spectacular. Tickets are $100.
- Two-night weekend stay for up to six guests
- $1,000 Visa gift card for any travel-related expenses (airfare, rental car, meals)
- Dinner for up to six at Kristy's Malibu
- Welcome gift basket upon arrival
Beach home is subject to availability and must be used by June 2022. Please note that the home is accessible only by stairs.
New Inductees and Sustaining Members
The George Pepperdine Society was established to recognize those special friends who have made monumental commitments to the University during their lifetimes.
- The Ahmanson Foundation
- Jeanette and Michael (JD '74) Bidart
- Kara and Brett Biggs
- Stephen P. Birch (MDR '17, EdD '18)
- Brenden Mann Foundation
- Jennifer and Roger Brown
- Noelle and James Burkey
- Julie and James Cardwell
- Courtney Bryan-Caron and Paul Caron
- Joanne and Clark ('77) Cowan
- Joan and Robert Cummins
- Chana and Jerel ('99) Davis
- Gretchen and Jeffrey (JD '94) Davis
- Marlyn ('90, JD '94) and Robert Day
- Nancy De Liban and Jacob Arias
- Lucia C. Dean
- LisaKay Epstein
- The Fletcher Jones Foundation
- Kalli O'Malley and Terry Giles (JD '74)
- Ann and Samuel Ginn
- Pamela and Stephen ('80) Hackett
- Jolyn ('02) and Seth ('02) Haye
- Chavi Hertz
- Blanche and Peter Johnson
- Melanie and Jeffrey ('91) Johnson
- Amber (’99) and Jeremy (’02, MBA ’04) Johnson
- Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services
- Dina and Frederick Leeds
- Keri and Denny ('65) Lewis
- Lilly Endowment Inc.
- Kimberly and Don Lindley
- Tammy and Scott (JD '82) Mager
- Henry Salvatori and Joyce Mandell
- Chandra ('99, JD '02) and Adam ('99) Melton
- Lisa and Michael Meyer
- Miramar Property Investment Company
- New Venture Fund
- Rosebud and Eddie ('66) Ngo
- Martha T. Norman
- Geoffrey H. Palmer (JD '75)
- Lily and Kib Pearson
- Pilgrim Foundation
- Agatha and J. Anthony ('93) Precourt
- Terri and Michael Pretiger
- Susan (EdD '86) and Donald Rice
- Sarah Scaife Foundation
- Margaret and Gerald Sheppard
- Christine and Robert (JD '05) Simon
- Lee and Larry Sisson
- Lisa Smith Wengler
- Sunset Haven Inc.
- Anne and Gregory Thorson
- Rozanne and Deryck van Rensburg
- Stasia (MBA '13) and Michael (MBA '16) Washington
- John F. Wilson
- Jolyn ('02) and Seth ('02) Haye | Morgan Stanley
- Melanie and Richard Flamminio | Umina Bros., Inc.
- Kathy and Lou Colombano
- Janet Kerr ('75, JD '78)
- Mary and Ernest Maldonado (BSM '76, MP '80)
- Ronald F. Phillips
- Alice and Ken Starr