Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Today is Pepperdine University's second annual giving day in which the global Pepperdine community—students, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and friends—unite to support our University. Give2Pepp’s primary goal is to strengthen the student experience through donations to academic programs and student life opportunities.
Gifts of any size are welcome. They can be directed to Pepperdine university, undergraduate college, four graduate schools (Business, Education and Pyschology, Law, and Public Policy), or athletics. If you have enjoyed this blog through the years, I would very much appreciate it if you would make a gift (however small) to the law school.
I am proud that my associate deans and director of development have joined me in a challenge to our students: for each student who gives $5 or more, we will contribute an additional $20. I personally have given $2,500. Gifts can be directed to five areas at the law school:
- Dean's Excellence Fund
- Student Emergency Fund
- Advocacy Program/Moot Court
- Sudreau Global Justice Program
I and the deans of several of Pepperdine's other schools are engaged in a friendly competition over which school will receive the highest participation of alumni and student donors based on each school's alumni population and current enrollment. We have agreed to contribute to the winning school's Dean's Excellence Fund, and the winning dean will enjoy not only bragging rights but also a trophy to proudly display at his or her school until next year's challenge. The deans have been talking smack to each other about the challenge, and with your help I will not have to eat my words to the other deans:
To paraphrase Larry Bird's comment before he won the NBA's three-point shooting contest: which one of you deans is going to finish second?