Pepperdine Student Hosts Fundraiser Raffle

Adrianna Gutierrez collects donations for a fundraiser spearheaded by the student for a friend’s memorial.

Pepperdine University student Adrianna Gutierrez gathered community support to host a raffle fundraiser on April 4 for the Hughes family, who lost their son John in a vehicular accident before Christmas in 2014.

With help from Housing and Residence Life, raffle tickets were $1 each and Gutierrez received contributions from local businesses for The Hughes Family Raffle Fundraiser that included free coffee from Starbucks for up to 250 people, five classes from 5 Point Yoga, two gift cards from Malibu Car Wash, a $25 voucher from Lilys Malibu, a $50 Paradise Cove Beach Cafe voucher, a $100 Geoffrey’s Malibu gift certificate, a $100 voucher from D’Amore’s Pizza and a $225 voucher from Room at the Beach, among many other prizes.

Gutierrez raised over $500 solely from raffle ticket sales and all proceeds were donated to the Hughes family.