Pepperdine Participates in Global #GivingTuesdayNow Event
In partnership with GivingTuesday, the groundbreaking annual global generosity movement, Pepperdine participated in #GivingTuesdayNow, an international day of giving planned as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The online-only event, held on May 5, 2020, invited and encouraged Pepperdine Waves around the world, as well as GivingTuesday’s global network of leaders, partners, communities, and generous individuals, to join together in solidarity and experience the power of human connection.
According to Allissa Thompson, assistant director of the Pepperdine Fund, “This day was about the collective impact of a community that remains connected by shared sacrifice and a commitment to serve those at the very heart of our mission: the students.”
The global day of action provided Pepperdine alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and friends with the opportunity to make gifts either to any of the five schools’ Student Emergency Funds (as well as Pepperdine University Athletics) or to each school’s greatest need, allocated toward corresponding Dean’s Excellence Funds or to the Athletic Director’s Excellence Fund.
“This initiative [was] designed to allow us, the Pepperdine family, a tangible way to assist fellow Waves during this unprecedented time,” said S. Keith Hinkle (JD ’97), senior vice president for advancement and chief development officer, adding that “we will get through this stronger together."