Day For Oxy Frequently Asked Questions

I want to give to 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 Day For Oxy so that it counts in our final totals. Thank you for your support!

What is Day For Oxy?

Day For Oxy is the Oxy Fund's annual giving day held in honor of the College’s Founders Day. On April 18, we will host our fifth annual Day For Oxy, with the goal of inspiring 2,024 donors to show their support. In its first four years, this event has raised more than $6.5 million thanks to the incredible generosity, excitement, and dedication of our Tiger community across the globe. Let's make this year's Day For Oxy the best yet!

When is Day For Oxy?
Day For Oxy is from 12:00 a.m. (PDT) on April 18, 2024 through 12:00 p.m. (PDT) on April 19, 2024.

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 Day For Oxy but prefer to do so offline; how can I be a part of this effort?
You can give to Day For Oxy through many different offline gift methods, including payment via check, donor advised fund, stock transfer and more. On April 18-19, if you would like to give to Day For Oxy but would prefer not to give online, please fill out this form. We will use the information you provide in order to add your contribution to our Day For Oxy website, ensuring your donation counts toward our 2,024-donor goal and all applicable challenge or matching gift opportunities. If you have any questions about giving offline, please call us at (323) 341-4OXY (4699) or email

I received an error while donating; how can I fix this?
Please refer to this support article from GiveGab, which outlines how to address the most common issues you may be experiencing while donating. If you are still having trouble, please reach out to customer support using the blue chat bubble in the bottom right corner of this page.  

How can I become a Day For Oxy Advocate?
Advocates serve as ambassadors and peer-to-peer fundraisers for 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 2,024-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 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 or (323) 259-1349.

How is money raised from Day For Oxy used to help students, faculty and staff?
Donors to Day For Oxy can designate their gift to any area of the College. The main areas of support are:

The Oxy Fund (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 financial aid, campus sustainability initiatives, mental health support and services, and programming focused on student belonging.

Access & Opportunity: With 78% of Oxy students receiving some form of financial aid, raising funds for scholarships is the College’s top priority. On Day For Oxy, donors can give to previously-established current year and endowed scholarships that are being highlighted on the day.

Academic Departments, Programs & ServicesAt the heart of the Oxy experience is an education of the highest quality. On 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 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, 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.

Other questions?
Contact the Oxy Fund team at or 323-341-4OXY (4699).