Day For Oxy Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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 or (323) 259-1349.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.