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The Bear Backers priority point formula was instituted in 1995 while Cal Men's Basketball was temporarily playing in the Oakland Coliseum during Haas Pavilion renovations. The formula was most recently updated in 2008.

Current Formula

Current Year Giving (Cash-in)* 1 per $100
Remaining Lifetime Giving** 1 per $200
Capital Campaign Giving@ 2 per $100
Consecutive Years of Season Ticket Purchase+ 1 per year per sport
Consecutive Years of Donating# 5 per year
Volunteer Activity% As Awarded
Alumni& 5 (10 max w/ spouse)
Letterwinner ^ 5 (10 max w/ spouse)

Current priority point totals reflect:
*Donations July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014
** Donations prior to July 1, 2013 - Includes Irrevocable Planned Gifts
@ Donations to Haas Pavilion Capital Campaign - No new points are awarded in this category
+ All Season Ticketed Sports: Football (BlueZone and GoldZone tickets not applicable prior to 2008), Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Women's Volleyball
# Minimum donation at Cal Club level to receive yearly credit as of 2009
% Historic category for prior volunteer activity - No new points are awarded in this category
& Degree must be verified with campus - Proof of marriage required
^ Letter must be verified with Big C Society - Proof of marriage required


Oski, a former letterwinner in track and field, has been donating for 15 consecutive years.  He has had season tickets to football for 33 consecutive years and to men’s basketball for 11 years.  He and his wife are both alumni, and their lifetime giving is $31,500.  He recently gave a $2,800 seat donation.

Point Category Point Value Point Activity Points Awared
Current Year Giving (Cash In) 1 per $100 $2,800 28
Remaining Lifetime Giving 1 per $200 $31,500 157
Consecutive Years of
Season Ticket Purchase
1 per year,
per sport
33 FB,
11 MBB
Consecutive Years
of Donating
5 per year 15 75
Alumni 5 (10 max w/ spouse) 10
Letterwinner 5 (10 max w/ spouse) 5
Total 319


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