SAVE THE DATE: Giving Day 2021 will be April 21-22, 2021

Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about Giving Day 2020.

A SPECIAL NOTE- Giving During a Global Health Emergency

At Cal Poly Pomona, we are prioritizing the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and community members who are working around the clock to serve us. Your gift of any size to our emergency funds will have an immediate impact. 

We also recognize that in these unprecedented times, the research and work of our students which is a part of our Learn By Doing philosophy is needed now more than ever. The skills we impart throughout all our disciplines and programs are of enduring value and are key to shaping a better world during and beyond this moment. We encourage you to keep supporting the Cal Poly Pomona programs you are passionate about. A gift of any size makes a difference.

COVID-19 has affected my ability to make a gift at this time. Can I support Cal Poly Pomona in any other ways?

  Of course! Share the link to on your social media accounts with the hashtag #CPPGivingDay or send it directly to your friends and colleagues. If you have another idea, we'd love to hear it! Email us at

What is CPP Giving Day?

CPP Giving Day is an online fundraising campaign. It’s an opportunity for alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends to show their support for academics, athletics and every program in between. 

How does it work?

Any individual or business can make a gift to any area on campus or to the area of greatest need. All donations are tax deductible. All donors will be listed on this website unless requested otherwise by the donor.

Can I make a gift by phone or mail?

You can call 909-869-4970 to make your gift over the phone. Call the same number to make a pledge to be fulfilled by mail. Most of our donors prefer to give using this website for speedy processing and for live updating of the Giving Day totals. 

Can I make a pledge or give via stock transfer?

Yes! Please contact or 909-869-4970.

What are ambassadors and how do I become one?

Ambassadors are CPP’s digital leaders, sharing messages and creating excitement about Giving Day before and during the campaign. Last year, a large portion of online gifts were the result of ambassador outreach! With an investment of a few hours, ambassadors help spread awareness—asking their network to participate in Giving Day using their preferred forms of communication: email, text, phone, and social media. If you are interested in becoming an ambassador, you can register online or email with questions.

Can't find your preferred designation?

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