Frequently Asked Questions

When I support Tiger Club, what does my money do?

When you contribute to Tiger Club you support a vision of excellence for Occidental athletics. Your gifts help off-set the costs of projects large and small, including technology upgrades, hiring assistant coaches, buying new equipment, equipment upgrades, team travel or additional recruiting expenses. The needs of each program varies and how to best spend donor dollars is a recommendation by the coach to the Athletic Director.

Can I support a specific sport?

You may earmark your gift for a specific sport by specifying the sport in the comment section of the pledge page. The Athletic Department encourages you to make an unrestricted gift to give the athletic director the flexibility to address the department’s greatest needs.

What is a matching gift and how can it substantially increase my gift?

Many corporations will double or even triple your support to Oxy by matching your gift to the College.  Please check with your employer to find out if you qualify for corporate matching gifts, or search CASE to determine your company’s eligibility.  If eligible, obtain and complete a matching gift form from your employer and return the form to Occidental College together with your personal contribution. 

Can I make gifts to the Tiger Club in ways other than strictly cash?

The Athletic department is always looking for unique ways for alumni to lend their support.  The following are just a few ways that alumni can contribute:

·        Frequent-Flier Miles: Teams, coaches, and administrators often make trips for games, tournaments, and conferences.  Frequent-flier mileage certificates can be incredibly helpful in lowering department and student-athlete costs.

·        Host a team: A great way to meet the athletes and coaches without leaving the comfort of your home! If you see that an Oxy team will be playing in your area, please consider contacting the head coach to arrange a meal or barbeque at your home.

        ·        Gifts In Kind: Providing gifts and services in lieu of cash gifts is another great way to
            show support. Please contact Athletic Director Jaime Hoffman to learn more ongoing
            special needs that can include such items as fences, wind screens, goals, nets,       
            batting cages, etc.

Who do I contact for more information regarding Tiger Club?

If you need more information about Tiger Club or if you have questions or concerns, please contact:

Jaime Hoffman
Director of Athletics
(323) 259-2699

Paul Finchamp
Tiger Club President

How can I make a gift to Tiger Club now?

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Giving Levels

Annual Giving Gift Societies:
Samuel H. Weller Society $100,000+
Leadership Circle $50,000-$99,999
President’s Cabinet: $25,000-$49,999
President’s Circle: $10,000-$24,999
Dean’s Cabinet: $5,000-$9,999
Dean’s Circle: $2,500-$4,999
William Stewart Young Society: $1,000-$2,499

GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Circle
10 years following graduation - $1,000+
7-9 years following graduation - $600-$999
4-6 years following graduation - $420-$599
1-3 years following graduation - $240-$419

McMenamin Society
The McMenamin Society recognizes all current donors who have made gifts to Occidental for at least five consecutive fiscal years.  Established in 2007, the society honors John McMenamin and Adelaide (Grant) McMenamin, professor of biology emeritus and former director of alumni relations, who have supported the College every year since graduating in 1940.

* Any gift to Tiger Club will also make you eligible for membership to the College’s Gift Societies


13.02.9 representative of Athletics interests. A “representative of the institution’s athletics interests” is an individual who is known (or who should have been known) by a member of the institution’s executive or athletics administration to: 

(a) Have participated in or to be a member of an agency or organization promoting the institution’s intercollegiate athletics program; 
(b) Have made financial contributions to the athletics department or to an athletics booster organization of that institution; 
(c) Be assisting or to have been requested (by the athletics department staff) to assist in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes; 
(d) Be assisting or to have assisted in providing benefits to enrolled student-athletes or their families; or 
(e) Have been involved otherwise in promoting the institution’s athletics program. Representative of Athletics Interests. Once an individual is identified as such a representative, the person retains that identity indefinitely.


The Tiger Club is the only officially recognized fundraising arm of the Occidental College Athletic Department. We do not support, nor are we affiliated with any other external groups.