ABOUT CAF

Former Cardinal basketball player Hajj TurnerThe University of Louisville is an institution steeped in over 200 years of history with a proud tradition of excellence in higher education.  Today, the University of Louisville Athletic Association continues this tradition through its commitment to creating championship Cardinals.  Our quest for success encompasses the entire Cardinal athletic family and its mission, focusing on supporting tomorrow's leaders...our student-athletes.

Whether it's on the court, in the classroom or in the community, U of L student-athletes have dedicated themselves to reaching higher.

Since 1979, their goals and dreams have been made possible by the commitment of the Cardinal Athletic Fund and our gracious supporters, now numbering more than 8,000.  Through our members' annual contributions ranging from $50 to $100,000 and above, U of L student-athletes are provided the opportunity to pursue their academic goals and their athletic dreams, while learning the skills that will prepare them to impact their future communities.  Achieving this mission is a tribute to the true spirit of the Cardinal Athletic Fund.

In an arena filled with loyal Louisville fans, we find a diverse population: alumni, parents, former student-athletes and fans.  All have one thing in common:  we are dedicated to U of L Athletics.  We look toward a bright future filled with championship minds competing in the classroom, championship hearts dedicated to becoming the best.  We are committed to providing our student-athletes the best possible chance to grow into their dreams.  Together, our contributions set the stage.  United as one, we are the Cardinal Athletic Fund.

Rising Costs of Academic SupportThe main goal of the CAF is to provide scholarship support for the University of Louisville student-athletes. The graph illustrates that rising costs of academics have exceeded current CAF revenues.  As academic costs consistently increase, the Cardinal Athletic Fund continues to seek additional support.

The CAF relies on the annual donations of its members to meet the immediate scholarship needs of the University of Louisville athletic department.