Day For Oxy Frequently Asked Questions
I want to give to the Day For Oxy but see the campaign has closed. Can I still give and have my gift count toward this campaign?
Yes! If you click the Give button on this site you will be taken to Oxy's giving page. To give to a specific area of support that you see featured on our Day For Oxy website, simply write in your designation in the box that reads: "Please use this box to indicate any special instructions related to your gift." You can also note that your gift is for the Day For Oxy so that it is counted in our final totals. Thank you for your support!
What is the Day For Oxy?
The Day For Oxy is the Oxy Fund's 36-hour virtual fundraising event held on the College’s Founders Day, April 20. On our fourth annual Day For Oxy, our goal is to inspire 1,987 donors to show their support – one for every Oxy student. For three consecutive years, our generous community of alumni, parents, friends, faculty, students and staff have helped us surpass our goal. Let's do it again!
When is the Day For Oxy?
The Day For Oxy is from 12:00 AM (PDT) on April 20, 2023 through 12:00 PM (PDT) on April 21, 2023.
What is GiveGab?
GiveGab is a nonprofit giving platform that helps nonprofits raise money, engage donors, and manage volunteers quickly and efficiently.
How much of my gift goes to GiveGab?
GiveGab retains a 3.5% platform processing fee from all donations. Credit card processing fees are an additional 2.5% + $0.30 for all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover). ACH payment processing is a flat $3.00 fee. As a donor, you can elect to cover these fees to help offset the cost and ensure that 100% of your intended gift goes directly to Oxy.
My employer has a matching gift program. How can I apply for a Day For Oxy match?
Please visit Occidental’s Matching Gifts website to learn if your company has a matching gift program and to access the necessary information to apply for a match. Thank you for increasing your impact by securing a corporate matching gift!
What is Occidental College’s Employer Identification Number?
Oxy’s EIN is 95-1667177.
I want to give to the Day For Oxy but prefer to do so offline.
On April 20-21, if you would like to give to the Day For Oxy but would prefer not to give online, please call us at (323) 341-4OXY (4699) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can give to the Day For Oxy through many different offline gift methods, including payment via check, donor advised fund, stock transfer and more. We will provide you details on how to make your gift offline and will add your contribution to our Day For Oxy website, ensuring your donation counts toward our 1,987-donor goal and all applicable challenge or matching gift opportunities.
How can I become a Day For Oxy Advocate?
Advocates will serve as ambassadors and peer-to-peer fundraisers for the Day For Oxy, helping to spread the word, generate excitement, and encourage your networks to join you in supporting the College. Advocates are critical to helping us meet our 1,987-donor goal and reach new supporters to Oxy.
To become an Advocate, please visit our Advocate Toolkit for step-by-step instructions on how to sign up and set up your Advocate page. The toolkit also features sample emails, social posts and graphics you can use on the Day For Oxy to help spread the word!
If you have questions, would like to learn more about becoming an Advocate, or need help getting started on your Advocate page, please contact Jennifer Conroy, Associate Director of the Oxy Fund for Class Giving, at email@example.com or (323) 259-1349.
How is money raised from Day For Oxy used to help students, faculty and staff?
Donors to the Day For Oxy can direct (designate) their gift to any area of the College. The main areas of support are:
Area of Greatest Need: Gifts to the Oxy Fund provide flexible, current-use funds that allow Oxy to navigate the unexpected while enriching the student experience. The Oxy Fund supports the College’s greatest needs, including critical mental health support and resources for students.
Financial Aid & Scholarships: With over 76% of Oxy students receiving some form of financial aid, raising funds for scholarships is the College’s top priority. On the Day For Oxy, donors can give to unrestricted scholarships or to the previously-established current year and endowed scholarships that are being highlighted on the day.
Justice, Equity, Inclusion, & Diversity: These four principles are core to Occidental’s mission. On the Day For Oxy, you can make a current-use gift to support these priorities and make possible, for example, campus-wide learning opportunities, new recruitment strategies to attract a diverse student body and faculty, and events that promote a sense of belonging for people of all identities represented on campus. You can also direct your gift to targeted funds that tie to our JEID work.
Academic Departments, Programs & Services: At the heart of the Oxy experience is an education of the highest quality. On the Day For Oxy, donors can give to one of 40 majors and minors across the arts, humanities and sciences, as well as programs supporting student research, global engagement and faculty mentorship.
Athletics: Gifts to the Tiger Athletics Fund support Oxy Athletics’ greatest needs and uphold core elements of the athletic experience including new equipment, travel, recruiting programs and facilities. You can also direct your gift to a specific sport of your choice. When giving to a specific sport on the Day For Oxy, 100% of that gift will go directly to the sport of choice.
Other (Area of your choice): For those who would like to give to a specific area of the College that does not fall in one of the above areas of support, the Day For Oxy provides the opportunity for donors to direct their gift to a specific College program. For example, gifts can be directed to student clubs like the Glee Club or Dance Production.
What is The Oxy Campaign For Good?
This is the last year of Occidental’s first comprehensive campaign in 20 years, The Oxy Campaign For Good. While we have passed our original goal of $225M thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, we have kept on going because there is still so much good we hope to do. The Campaign has enhanced every corner of campus and every facet of student life – providing new scholarships, new endowed professorships, and new state-of-the-art facilities. All gifts on the Day For Oxy count toward the Campaign, and will help us reach new heights. Together, we will make a significant impact on Oxy’s future.