AD Excellence Circle
Cal Athletics is proud to announce the newest initiative to support the development and advancement of the student-athlete experience and Cal Athletics department, the Athletic Director's Excellence Circle.
Members of the AD Excellence Circle will play a pivotal role in providing a world-class experience to our more than 850 student-athletes. Gifts will allow Director of Athletics Jim Knowlton to invest in opportunities and projects that bolster the foundation of Cal Athletics and ensure the needs of our student-athletes are met on an annual basis.
AD Excellence Circle Gift
CAF Member Benefits Package
AD Excellence Circle Benefits
Circle benefits begin at $50,000.
Every gift to the AD Excellence Fund makes an impact on the lives of our student-athletes and ensures they are able to compete for championships and academic success in the classroom.
Benefits of the AD Excellence Circle begin with annual gifts or pledges of $50,000 or more. For more information, please contact the Cal Athletics Fund at (510) 624-2427 or email@example.com.
Gifts or pledges of $1M or more will have the opportunity to create their own experience.
The 24th Director of Athletics
On May 21, 2018, Jim Knowlton began his tenure as the 24th Director of Athletics. Throughout his nearly 20 years as an athletics administrator, Jim has focused on and successfully fostered programs that place a premium on leadership and character development among student-athletes, coaches, and staff. He has demonstrated an unfailing commitment to high achievement, both in athletics and academics, has a proven track record as a fundraiser, and has shown a consistent ability to take on complex challenges and develop strategic solutions to meet them.