Case for Support


Your support makes our student-athletes’ success possible. As an NCAA Division I program in the Pac-12, Cal attracts the brightest and most talented student-athletes from California and around the world.

To sustain our tradition of academic transcendence and athletic greatness, our athletics department bears many expenses while leveraging various revenue opportunities.

Philanthropic contributions are paramount to our revenue model – they directly influence the number of student-athletes we graduate and the number of championships we win. All gifts, regardless of size, directly provide operational and discretionary support to our athletic programs and allow for California’s proud heritage to endure.

The values and skills fostered by Division I Intercollegiate Athletics change lives.

Our 875 student-athletes study and compete at Cal with the ability to develop at the highest level – academically, athletically, personally and professionally.  When our scholar-athletes graduate from Cal, they pursue meaningful professions and represent Cal wherever they go.  You help foster the leaders of tomorrow!