Frequently asked questions

What is Exeter College’s Giving Day?

A single 36-hour digital giving initiative in which we ask the entire Exeter’s global community to come together to support our students and celebrate and reflect on their time at College. 

With thousands of pounds to unlock in matched and challenge funding, it’s a day like no other and your gift will go even further than usual.

It will be a transformational day of giving and it’s all about what we can achieve together. 

This year’s Giving Day will take place on 28th - 29th November 2023. We’re excited for you to join us!

What difference will my donation make?

This year you can choose to donate towards student support, access and outreach, the restoration library or the refurbishment of the Boat Club, whatever you choose will have a tangible impact on students here at Exeter. 

With thousands to unlock in matched and challenge funds, gifts go even further than usual. All gifts, of whatever size, add up and make a significant difference. Having a large number of donors encourages others to support us too, so we would love as many members of our community to participate in Exeter’s Giving Day as possible.

How can I make my gift?

We’d love you to join in on 28 -29 November, but we understand that your schedule might not allow you to participate during the Giving Day itself. 

There are several ways to make your gift, whether you’d like to give on the day or before it: 

During the Giving Day (28-29 November)

Online: through our Exeter Giving Day platform (the site you’re currently on)

By post: Cheques made out to ‘Exeter College’ can be sent to The Development Office, Turl Street, Oxford, OX1 3DP

By phone: a member of the Development Team would be delighted to help you make your gift if you call them on +44 (0) 1865 279619

Before the day: If you would like to make an early gift to Exeter Giving Day, the best way to do this is through the ‘Give Early’ option on the platform. If you cannot give online, you can still give early by post or phone (see above). 

Is my payment secure?

Yes. All payments through the Exeter College Giving Day website will be securely processed by a secure, off-site payment processor called Stripe      

Why is my payment not going through?

We’re sorry that you’re having difficulty making your gift. Common errors include:Incorrect card details

Postcode/zipcode is incorrect or doesn’t match the address linked to your card

Please double-check the above before you contact us. 

If you continue to have problems making your gift please email us at You can also call us during office hours on +44(0)18865 279659

If the issue cannot be resolved, you can donate online through the college   website. Please let us know if you have donated this way so we can count it towards the Exeter Giving Day total. 

Is there a minimum donation?

The minimum online gift amount is £1.  

Can I claim Gift Aid on this donation?

Yes! If you are a UK taxpayer and have paid as much Income Tax and/or Capital Gains tax as the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all of your donations in that tax year, Exeter can reclaim the basic tax rate (25%) on your gift, with no extra cost to you. So, for example, your donation of £100 will be worth £125.

Can I donate tax-efficiently?

Gifts from the USA: Tax-deductible contributions can be made via Americans for Oxford which is a 501c(3) tax-exempt organisation. If you make your gift via the Exeter Giving Day platform and select ‘Donate in USD’ you will be directed to our USdonation form. 

Gifts from Canadian taxpayers: The University of Oxford is recognised by the Canadian Revenue Agency as a prescribed institution under Section 3503 of the Canadian Income Tax Regulations. Please email if you would like to request a receipt for Canadian tax purposes. 

Please visit for more information on tax-effective giving from abroad.

My question hasn’t been answered. How can I get in touch?

Feel free to get in touch with Olivia at or call +44(0)1865 279659