Athletics Endowments

The principal of an endowment fund is invested by the UC Foundation and a portion of the return will provide annual support for its designated purpose. The benefit of an endowment fund is that it establishes a legacy with Cal Athletics and ensures the principal gift remains inviolate and invested- allowing it to grow and give indefinitely.

Scholarship Endowments

Each year, Cal Athletics funds more than $16 million in scholarships to support our student-athletes. A portion of these scholarships is endowed through the generosity of our loyal supporters. Investing in a scholarship endowment cements your legacy with Cal Athletics and offers immeasurable returns by providing a lasting stream of annual income to benefit educational and athletic support for our student-athletes.

$100,000+ - Establish a new scholarship endowment*

$500,000+ - Establish a partially endowed scholarship

$1,300,000 - Establish an endowed scholarship

*These donation levels are suggested levels but are not based on the actual or total cost of a scholarship.

BENEFITS OF GIVING

  • Your name will be permanently associated with the honorific scholarship endowment and will hold a lifetime connection with Cal Athletics.

  • Your name will be placed on the Athletic Scholarship Endowment Program wall in Haas Pavilion.

  • You will receive an invitation to our annual scholarship banquet where you will have the opportunity to meet the student-athletes selected to receive the endowed scholarship.

  • Recognition is included in the Cal Athletics Fund publications and at a variety of events.

Program Endowments

Program endowments help to ensure a sport’s unique place at Cal and the impact it has on our student-athletes’ experiences as they compete at the highest academic and athletic levels. A pledge of $100,000 or more will establish a program endowment for one of our 30 athletics programs. With your generosity, we can rely on the annual income in perpetuity to support our student-athletes now and in the future.

 

Head Coach Endowments

As we look to build the next generation of global leaders, we want to ensure consistency and sustainability within our programs by endowing our athletics coaching positions. While we strive to be a destination for the most exceptional student-athletes, we must also recruit and retain the best coaches to lead to these young people as they compete for championships and earn their Berkeley degrees.

 

Your commitment to supporting our coaches will build programmatic sustainability and continue Cal’s tradition of excellence. The following coaching positions have been endowed through the generosity of our loyal supporters:

 

Walter Chun

The Alex and Marie Shipman Director of Men’s Golf

 

Peter Wright

The Director of Men’s Tennis

 

For more information, please contact us at CalAthleticsFund@berkeley.edu or call 510.642.2427.


IMPORTANT NOTE: Endowment donations are NOT eligible for football or men’s basketball season-ticket seat donations, but DO earn priority points in the current giving and lifetime giving areas of the priority point formula.

Athletics Annual Support

 

Annual Fund

When you support an athletics program, you empower student-athletes people to make the most of their academic and athletic experience. Gifts to an annual sports fund provide sports equipment, team travel, performance nutrition, and academic necessities for our 850 student-athletes as they compete for national championships. By supporting one of our 30 athletics programs, you will have a direct impact on our student-athletes and the annual needs in the year the gift is given.

Annual Scholarship

By establishing an annual scholarship, you help secure a student-athlete’s academic and athletic success during their time at Cal. A pledge of $100,000 or more will establish an annual honorific scholarship over a four-year period for a Golden Bear. Because of the scholarship’s lifespan, you will have a direct impact on a student-athlete as they continue to become better versions of themselves in each of the four years the gift is made.

BENEFITS OF GIVING

  • Your name will be associated with the annual honorific scholarship program for four years.

  • Your name will be placed on the Athletic Scholarship Endowment Program wall in Haas Pavilion.

  • You will receive an invitation to our annual scholarship banquet where you will have the opportunity to meet the student-athletes selected to receive the annual scholarship.

  • Recognition is included in the Cal Athletics Fund publications and at a variety of events.


For more information, please contact us at CalAthleticsFund@berkeley.edu or call (510) 642-2427.

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The Cal Athletics Fund

195 Haas Pavilion

Berkeley, CA 94720-4422