Stories of Giving
Giving everyone a crack at a fine education at a place like Occidental is just what [Conlin] wanted—and he would be pleased to know that his legacy will be remembered in that way.
After receiving a life-changing diagnosis, Nina J. Gutin ’85 found unwavering strength and support through her Oxy community.
If you ask the Desai Family, supporting student scholarships in order to alleviate the burden of financial worries is “just the right thing to do.”
Helping to make the experience of such an education possible for amazingly talented students who just don’t have the gift of being born into generational wealth is so important.
My grandpa’s spirit of giving was what inspired me. Oxy definitely gave me more than I’ve given it so far, but I want to at least pay back what I got from the College.
I like to try and have an impact on the place where I had the four most amazing years of my life.
When Tayler Renshaw enrolled at Oxy, a thriving career in biotechnology was nowhere on her radar. But dedicated mentors, research opportunities in Costa Rica and career advising helped her find her way.
During the 15 years since the John Stauffer Charitable Trust's $1 million challenge grant to Occidental led to the creation of a permanent endowment to support chemistry students participating in the College's Summer Research Program, Stauffer trustees have seen first-hand the impact the grant has had.