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Pepperdine Associates Dinner 2023

47th Annual Pepperdine Associates Dinner

From dramatic growth to exciting new initiatives to outstanding student and alumni accomplishments all over the world, we have much to celebrate at Pepperdine University—with even more amazing achievements just over the horizon.


Saturday, April 22, 2023
6 PM Reception | 7 PM Dinner


Beverly Wilshire
9500 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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Musical Entertainment

Amy Grant


As the first contemporary Christian artist to have a platinum record, the first to hit number one on the pop charts, and the first to perform at the GRAMMY Awards, Amy Grant is often credited with having put contemporary Christian music on the map. Her career spans more than 40 years and stretches from her roots in gospel into becoming a renowned pop star, songwriter, television personality, and philanthropist. With three multi-platinum albums, six platinum albums, and four gold albums, her total career album sales have exceeded 30 million, with more than one billion global streams. In addition to her six GRAMMY Awards, Grant has earned 26 Dove Awards (including four Artist of the Year Awards) and has been awarded stars on both the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Music City Walk of Fame. Most recently, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts included Grant as one of the five distinguished performers receiving the 45th Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime artistic achievement. This year Grant will be touring across 70 cities nationwide and releasing her first new music in a decade, starting with the single “Trees We’ll Never See.”



Dinner Committee

Dinner Chairs | Rita and Dale (’64) Brown

  • Paula and Edwin Biggers
  • Pat Boone
  • Alida and Stevan Calvillo
  • Tina and Rick (JD ’83) Caruso
  • Sherry and Frank (MBA ’78, EdD ’04) Cornell
  • Marlyn (’90, JD ’94) and Robert Day
  • Joline (’92) and Jim (JD ’93) Gash
  • Kalli O’Malley and Terry Giles (JD ’74)
  • Beth Graziadio
  • Mary Lou Graziadio
  • Jolyn (’02) and Seth (’02) Haye
  • Sara (’74) and Sam (’75, EdD ’84) Jackson
  • Blanche and Peter James Johnson
  • Dina and Fred Leeds
  • Sharon and Terry Mullin
  • Melissa and Gary Oakland
  • Celeste and John Plueger
  • Kelly and Duane Roberts
  • Chloe Ross (’62)
  • Dee Anna (’86) and Hubie Smith
  • Lisa Smith Wengler
  • Laure Sudreau (JD ’97) and Jeffrey Bennett


George Pepperdine Society 2023

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. 

  • Nahed and Sherif Abdou 
  • The Ahmanson Foundation 
  • Nancy De Liban and Jacob Arias 
  • Cherie and Robin Arkley 
  • Beatice and Paul Bennett 
  • Kara and Brett Biggs 
  • Stephen P. Birch (MDR ’17, EdD ’18) 
  • Pat Boone 
  • Brenden Mann Foundation 
  • Sharon and James (JD ’87) Bristol 
  • Melinda (’95) and Jesse Bromberg 
  • Noelle and James Burkey 
  • Brenda Zawatski and Frank Calderoni 
  • Julie and Jim Cardwell 
  • Rebecca and Brian (MPP ’07) Chatwin 
  • Sherry and Frank (MBA ’78, EdD ’04) Cornell 
  • Tarianne (’79) and Guy (’78) Cotton 
  • Joan and Robert Cummins 
  • Farima and Joseph Czyzyk 
  • Marina and Renaud de Planta 
  • Cheryl and Harold duPerier 
  • Darlene Fauber 
  • Jordan R. Fish (JD ’17) 
  • Kalli O'Malley and Terry Giles (JD ’74) 
  • Global Prison Seminaries Foundation 
  • Carol and Gerson (MBA '74) Goldstick 
  • Maureen Weston and Brian Halloran 
  • Jolyn (’02) and Seth (’02) Haye 
  • Amy (’92) and Matthew (’95, JD ’99) Henegar 
  • Chavi Hertz 
  • Abigail and Peter ('00) Hilton 
  • Kylie R. Hughes ('11) 
  • Blanche and Peter James Johnson
  • Colene and Russell Johnson 
  • Johnson Avenue Church of Christ 
  • Charlene Koonce (JD ’91) 
  • Debra and Thomas Koos 
  • Lilly Endowment Inc. 
  • Nancy J. Linck 
  • Celeste (JD ’95) and Samuel (JD ’95) Liversidge 
  • Anne and Scott Macdonald 
  • Betty and Farzin (MBA ’88, EdD ’91) Madjidi 
  • Susan and John (JD ’79) McCallan 
  • Cheryl Hill Oakes 
  • Kimberly and Michael Okabayashi 
  • Julie Pardee 
  • Lily and Kib Pearson 
  • Joyce and James Peterson 
  • Terri and Michael Pretiger 
  • Marilyn Puckett 
  • Jason K. Putnam (’09) 
  • Michael B. Quigley (JD '83) 
  • Carson P. Radke (’12) 
  • Eleanor and Jim Randall 
  • Mary Alice Reed 
  • Robin and John Renfro 
  • Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling 
  • Caelan Rottman (’14, JD ’18, MDR ’18) 
  • Amy Jo Runnels (’00) 
  • Reed S. Ruschhaupt (’10) 
  • Abigail R. Salaway 
  • San Diego Christian Foundation 
  • Karyn (JD '93) and Devin (JD '90) Scott 
  • Sharoll and Bryan Sheffield 
  • Dorothy F. Short (’54) 
  • Christine and Robert (JD ’05) Simon 
  • Cary and Will (’84) Singleton 
  • Dee Anna (’86) and Hubie Smith 
  • Kristen (’88, MA ’96) and Bradley (’89) Smith 
  • Lisa Smith Wengler 
  • Laure R. Sudreau (JD ’97) 
  • Templeton Religion Trust 
  • Janie and Victor (MBA ’86) Tsao 
  • Judy and Jay Welker 
  • The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation