Annual Giving

The University of Cincinnati Department of Athletics is committed to both academic and athletic excellence. Our bold vision would not be possible without the generous annual contributions of UCATS donors who understand the critical role of private support. Below are various annual giving opportunities.


Unrestricted gifts are the most critical and help fuel Bearcats Athletics by providing the necessary funds for scholarships for over 500 student-athletes, which costs nearly $6 million on an annual basis.


All per-seat donations made to acquire priority season tickets in Nippert Stadium or Fifth Third Arena support scholarships for Bearcats student-athletes.

For more information on priority seating, please view the Tickets & Parking tab or call the UCATS Office at 513-556-4884.


In addition to supporting scholarships for our student-athletes, donors have the opportunity to provide resources to our Excellence Funds to help create a first-class experience for our student-athletes. Gifts to these Excellence Funds generally assist in funding recruiting needs, training equipment, team travel, cutting-edge technology, strength & conditioning supplements, facility enhancements, and other immediate needs for the programs.

One Team Excellence Fund - this fund supports all 19 Varsity Sports and allows Bearcats Athletics the flexibility to determine and direct funds to the greatest areas of need. Distributions from the One Team Excellence Fund are determined by the Director of Athletics.

Women's Excellence Fund - this fund supports all Women's Programs and ensures the advancement of our female student-athletes and their sport initiatives. Distributions from the Women's Excellence Fund are determined by the Director of Athletics and the Senior Women's Administrator.

Donors who wish to make a contribution to a specific sport or service area may do so through the following Excellence Funds as well:

Annual Giving
  • Baseball
  • Men's Basketball
  • Women's Basketball
  • Men's Cross Country/Track & Field
  • Women's Cross Country/Track & Field
  • Football
  • Men's Golf
  • Women's Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Men's Soccer
  • Women's Soccer
  • Men's Swimming & Diving
  • Women's Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Bearcats Mascot
  • C-Club
  • Cheerleading
  • Dance
  • Forever Bearcats

Annual Giving