Pepperdine GSEP FGP: Golden Jubilee
Pepperdine University has served as a sponsor of the Foster Grandparent Program since 1972. This program is a staple of the Pepperdine family, originating at the first campus on 79th and Vermont. Through this long-standing commitment, Pepperdine facilitates and manages collaborations between community service agencies, schools, educators, and volunteers willing to serve those most in need.
Join in Our Efforts
2022 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) with Pepperdine University. The FGP Advisory Committee is planning fundraisers and special events to commemorate the Golden Jubilee! If you would like to participate in the Planning Committee, contact Dr. Shanetta Weatherspoon directly at Shanetta.Weatherspoon@pepperdine.edu or at 310-568-5798.
Join us on Friday, July 15, 2022 at The Grand, Long Beach for a black tie event to commemorate the program's 50th anniversary! Tickets must be purchased prior to attending the event. To purchase tickets, sponsorships, t-shirts and program advertisements for the Golden Gala, click here!
Important COVID-19 Notice
Per the California Department of Public Health, Los Angeles County and the City of Long Beach, mask are required for everyone, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination status is required in order to enter the event. Attendees who cannot provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within one (1) day for antigen tests, and within two (2) days for PCR tests prior to entry into the event.
The organization is not-for-profit. As such, it has no designated budget for the Golden Gala. Money raised through partnerships will supplement the cost for operation of the gala and registration to the event, allowing for seniors over the age of 55 with lower economic capacities to attend. Your contribution is tax-deductible and your generosity is greatly appreciated. View the sponsorship opportunities here. Contact Dr. Shanetta Weatherspoon at Shanetta.Weatherspoon@pepperdine.edu with any questions or concerns.
You may also purchase tickets, sponsor the event and/or program by mailing a check payable to "Pepperdine GSEP Foster Grandparent Program" to 6100 Center Drive, Suite 200-F, Los Angeles, CA 90045.
Golden Jubilee Souvenir Program Advertising Schedule
Showcase your company and/or organization to over 200 guests in the Golden Gala program. Color and black and white advertisements are available for purchase in a variety of sizes, including full page, half page, quarter page and business card. Submit your advertisement by Monday, May 23, 2022 to be included in the program. View the Golden Jubilee Souvenir Program Advertising Schedule here. Contact Dr. Shanetta Weatherspoon at Shanetta.Weatherspoon@pepperdine.edu for more information.
50th Anniversary T-Shirts
This is a one-time opportunity to support and commemorate the Pepperdine GSEP Foster Grandparent Program's Golden Jubilee by purchasing the limited edition 50th anniversary t-shirt. All proceeds will support the program. T-shirts will be distributed at the Golden Gala registration area on Friday, July 15, 2022 between 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm at The Grand, Long Beach: 4101 E Willow St, Long Beach, CA 90815. There will be no shipping option for this item.
FGP Movie Night
Thank you, Foster Grandparent volunteers and all of our supporters, for the memorable night! We look forward to continuing fun bonding events, as we celebrate the Pepperdine GSEP Foster Grandparent Program's 50th anniversary.
9/11 Remembrance: LA Sparks Game
Thank you, LA Sparks and all of our supporters, for the amazing event! We look forward to a continued partnership, as we celebrate the Pepperdine GSEP Foster Grandparent Program's 50th anniversary.
Double Good Fundraiser Results
Double Good Fundraiser
Become an ambassador for the FGP Golden Jubilee Double Good Fundraiser by hosting a virtual pop-up store. The event will be from Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 5:00 pm to Sunday, August 1, 2021 at 5:00 pm.
JOIN: Download the Double Good app on your smartphone, iPad or tablet. Enter the FGP event
code: AAIAYQ. Click here to get started!
SHARE: When the event starts on July 28th at 5:00 pm, you'll have four days to make the most impact by sharing your personal pop-up store link via text, social media (i.e. Facebook) and email. Most effective campaigns use text messaging systems to share the link with friends, family and more!
FUNDRAISE: Once you join the event, create your individual pop-up store. Take a selfie and customize your store with your fundraising goals. Do not start your own fundraiser. Use the FGP event code: AAIAYQ!
All of the proceeds will go towards the Foster Grandparent Program! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Monica Pereda at Monica.Pereda@pepperdine.edu.