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Support the Campaign for Cal Athletics Excellence and help Cal achieve its goal in raising $350 million for our student-athletes and 30 sports; ensuring Cal remains an elite institution for many future generations of Golden Bears and is a model of comprehensive excellence for intercollegiate athletics.

Campaign for Cal Excellence Funds Raised as of December 31, 2023

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Campaign Information
3 Bold Goals

Campaign for Cal Athletics Excellence

There is so much to be excited about as the Golden Bears continue to distinguish themselves athletically, academically and in the community. Thanks to the terrific support of Chancellor Carol Christ, athletics plays an important part in the current $6 billion "Light The Way" to campaign to build a stronger Berkeley. Together as a Cal Family, we will need your help if we are to achieve our vision of becoming the model of comprehensive excellence in intercollegiate athletics.


1. Exceptional Student-Athlete Experiences


Cal strives to be the first-choice destination for student- athletes who value the pursuit of academic and athletic excellence, and who will passionately pursue their professional aspirations. To attract these elite student- athletes, we must strive to be exceptional in everything we do to support all of those who juggle rigorous course loads, and balance intense training and competitive demands while they represent the university.

2. Team and Individual Competitive Success


Cal’s long history of winning national and conference championships attracts the best and brightest student- athletes in the United States and abroad. The Bears have won at least one national championship for 46 straight years and have been more successful than many countries at the Olympics, garnering 207 total medals (117 gold). Cal is committed to enhance the ways our programs support our student-athletes to provide premier opportunities to achieve on the national level.

3. Attract and Retain the Best People


Cal aims to hire elite coaches, staff and administrators to lead our student-athletes while demonstrating an unwavering commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Coaches and staff should be exemplary representatives of the university and value the role Cal Athletics plays in the overall campus experience. We look to surround our student-athletes with people who will help them maximize their full athletic and academic potential, while growing as individuals prepared for post-graduation success.

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Campaign Guide

For more information please take a look at our Campaign For Cal Athletics Excellence Guide. This guide outlines the department's campaign goals, priorities, and offers a comprehensive view of what it takes to achieve excellence in collegiate athletics.

Additionally, the campaign is anchored by three bold goals: exceptional student-athlete experiences, team and individual competitive success, and attract and retain the best people to serve our student-athletes.

If you would like to make a gift to support the campaign, please visit or contact us at or call 510.642.2427.

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