Special Initiatives

Special Initiatives

Bear Territory Legacy Wall

As of Spring 2017, all our current tile walls are full. To inform us of your interest so that we can reach out to you once we are ready to install another wall, please fill out the following form.

Are you looking for a way to cement your legacy in California Memorial Stadium and give to Cal Athletics? Now is your opportunity to create your own personal legacy with a ceramic tile on the west wall of the concourse. Make a gift of $1,000 today to leave your mark.

This is your chance to honor loved ones, recall memories, or share your school pride. Your tile will bear the custom inscription of your choice of 15 character spaces per line, with three lines of customized text per tile. Bear Territory Legacy Wall tiles will be installed on the concourse level of California Memorial Stadium along the historic west wall, between the North Tunnel and the South Tunnel.

Each one-time gift of $1,000 will be commemorated with a personalized tile. Your tile will recognize your generous donation and meaningful gift that directly supports our 850+ student-athletes in all of our 30 athletic programs.

Please note that donations for tiles are tax-deductible, but may not be used toward seat donations for football and/or basketball season tickets.

Inscription is limited to 3 lines of type and 15 characters per line including commas, spaces, etc.

Acceptable inscriptions can include your first and last name or a family name. The word “family” may be used and any prefixes or suffixes (e.g., Mr., Mrs., Dr., III, Jr., Sr.); Actual Degree(s) from UC Berkeley (e.g., PH.D., M.B.A, B.A.); Majors may be listed or abbreviated to fit (e.g., Chemistry, Chem); Graduation year(s) (e.g., 1995, ’95, Class of ’95); Sports affiliation (e.g., W. Hockey, Men’s Crew, Football); “In honor of” or “In memory of” (to pay tribute to someone special); Slogans such as “Go Bears!”, “Fiat Lux”, “Go Cal”, “True Blue” will be accepted; Sorority and Fraternity names will be accepted.

Unacceptable inscriptions will be Greek symbols; Slogans that are not consistent with the spirit of Cal; Business Titles (e.g., CPA); Phone numbers; Email addresses; Business advertising; Web addresses; Political statements; Inappropriate language and any discriminatory remarks about race, gender or sexual orientation. Cal Athletics and the University of California, Berkeley reserve the absolute right to refuse any inscriptions they deem inappropriate or that do not meet the customary guidelines above.

Pledge Per Win

Cheer on our Cal football and men’s and women’s basketball teams during the 2017-18 seasons with a fun way to support and celebrate our Golden Bears’ student-athlete experience. Pledge any amount per win and the Cal Athletics Fund will send you a reminder at season’s end for your total amount pledged based on the Bears’ wins in 2018. We hold all your information in the strictest confidence. For more information, please contact the Cal Athletics Fund at (510) 642-2427 or CalAthleticsFund@berkeley.edu

Pledge Per Win HERE.

Discretionary Funding for Cal Football and Cal Men’s Basketball

When you make a gift to Cal Athletics, you provide operational and discretionary support to our 30 athletics programs and 875 student-athletes.
Cal Athletics Fund staff initially concentrate on fundraising each sport’s annual fund. Our annual budgets cover an athletic program’s daily, operational expenses such as (but not limited to): gear, food, travel and much more.

At this time, we are also raising discretionary funds for our Cal football and men’s basketball programs. If you would like to support our football and men’s basketball discretionary funds in order to provide any additional material or experience that will benefit our football and men’s basketball student-athletes, please make your gift online or call the Cal Athletics Fund at (510) 642-2427.

To give to the Cal Football Discretionary Fund, please call the Cal Athletics Fund at (510) 642-2427.

To give to the Cal Men’s Basketball Discretionary Fund, please click here or call the Cal Athletics Fund at (510) 642-2427.

The Student-Athlete Performance Nutrition Fund

As Cal Athletics reinforces the High Performance Model across our athletics facilities and through the student-athlete experience, we are excited to announce our new, Student-Athlete Performance Nutrition Fund. The fund supports the maximization of student-athlete performance through meal provision, re-fueling stations, nutrition expertise and advice, specialized nutrition plans and advanced technology for all of our student-athletes across our 30 athletics programs.

To make a gift to the Student-Athlete Performance Nutrition Fund, please call the Cal Athletics Fund at (510) 642-2427. Thank you for your commitment to the health and wellness of our Golden Bears.

Lyann Hoang

Women's Tennis • Junior • Brisbane, Australia • Economics, Business Administration

“I’d like to thank you for providing me with the opportunity to study at the University of California, Berkeley. Not only will I receive a degree from one of the best universities in the world and wear the blue and gold uniform with pride, but the experiences and the people I’ve met will also have a positive impact on my development as I prepare for life after college. Thank you and GO BEARS!”

Berkeley By The Numbers

The average G.P.A of admitted freshmen to Cal is 4.19. Our student-athletes don’t cut corners. Their academic performance fuels their admissions criteria just as much as their athletic skills.