March to $100 Million
– Dean Paul Caron
Inspired by the historic gift of $50 million from Rick Caruso (JD '83) and his wife Tina on October 23, 2019, we have embarked on an ambitious journey to raise an additional $50 million in endowed funds to secure our future as the nation's premiere faith-based law school. Rick Caruso has partnered with us to reach this $100 million goal within the next 10 years. These endowed funds will equip us to attract more talented students who otherwise would not be able to afford a life-changing Pepperdine Caruso legal education; increase the rate at which our graduates pass the bar and embark on rewarding legal careers; and attract and retain exceptional faculty who impact the world through the lives of the students they train and the research they publish.
We are off to a great start in meeting this ambitious goal (despite the pandemic), as we have raised over $10 million in new endowment funds since October 23, 2019. Two major gifts have been matched by the university, bringing their totals to $5 million (Brenden Mann Foundation) and $2 million (Daniel Weinstein). Other major gifts include a $250,000 donation from former Interim Dean and Professor Tom Bost and his wife Sheila; and a $175,000 gift from Dean Paul Caron and his wife Courtney.
– Alexander Hamilton, in My Shot
March to $100M Priorities