About Cardinal Athletic Fund

Mark Jurich

Mark Jurich

mark@gocards.com
502-852-5735
Associate Athletic Director of Development

Joined the CAF in September of 2008

Primary Responsibilities: Oversight of the Cardinal Athletic Fund, which is responsible for all fundraising efforts; capital campaign projects, annual giving, scholarship giving, endowment giving, and planned giving.

Background: B.S. in Business Administration, University of Louisville

Personal: Mark was born in Flagstaff, AZ. He moved to Louisville, KY in October of 1997 with his family. Mark played baseball during his collegiate years at the University of Louisville from 2001-2004. He is married to his wife, Lainey and they have two sons, Jay Ryan and Jack.

Devon Thomas

Devon Thomas

devon@gocards.com
502-852-2472
Assistant Athletic Director of Development

Joined the CAF Staff in April of 2012

Primary Responsibilities: Oversight of annual fundraising initiatives.

Background: B.A. in Communications, University of Louisville

Personal: Devon was born in Jacksonville, FL. He came to Louisville, KY in July of '98 to attend the University of Louisville where he played football from 1999 to 2002. Devon is married to his wife, Melanie and they have two sons, Joshua and Brandon.

Phil Pilewski

Phil Pilewski

phil@gocards.com
502-852-2473
Assistant Athletic Director of Major Gifts

Joined the CAF Staff in April<> 2012

Primary Responsibilities: Oversees major gift fundraising and capital campaign strategies.

Background: B.S. in Business Administration, University of Toledo. Master's degree in Sport Management, University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Personal: Phil is originally from Toledo, OH. He was a part of the University of Toledo's baseball team from 2000-2003. He recently moved to Louisville, KY with his wife, Jenny to join our CAF staff.

Ronee Baxter

Ronee Baxter

ronee@gocards.com
502-852-2015
Director of Development

Joined UofL Athletics in October 2005; Joined CAF in May 2010

Primary Responsibilities: Premium Services, Donor Relations & Events

Background: B.S. in Business Administration, Miami University.

Personal: Ronee grew up in Louisville, KY. She moved to Seattle, WA in 2000 where she met her husband, Mark. Ronee moved back to Louisville, KY in 2005. Her and Mark now have two daughters together, Reagan & Berkeley.

Zach Brooks

Zach Brooks

zach@gocards.com
502-852-7079
Director of Development

Zach joined the CAF Staff in July 2008

Primary Responsibilities: Annual Fund & L-Club liaison.

Background: B.S in Sport Administration, University of Louisville. B.S. in Exercise Science, University of Louisville.

Personal: Zach was born in Paducah, KY. He moved to Louisville, KY in 2004 to attend the University of Louisville. Zach was the manager for the UofL Women's Soccer team from 2004-2008.

Michael Dudas

Michael Dudas

michael@gocards.com
502-852-3195
Executive Director of Development

Joined the CAF staff in July 2008

Primary Responsibilities: Solicitation of philanthropic gifts for capital projects and for premium seating opportunities.

Background: B.S. in Business Administration, Austin Peay University. Master's Degree in Sport Administration, University of Louisville.

Personal: Michael is from Hopkinsville, KY. He was a part of the Austin Peay University basketball team from 2002 to 2006. Michael moved to Louisville, KY in 2007 to attend the University of Louisville and work towards his Master's Degree.

Brandon Graves

Brandon Graves

brandon@gocards.com
502-852-7244
Major Gifts Officer

Joined the CAF Staff in July 2011.

Job Responsibilities: Central Cardinal Club liaison, solicits philanthropic gifts for capital projects, oversees the sale of premium Terrace seats in the KFC Yum! Center, assists in coordinating Basketball and Football luxury suite rental programs.

Background: B.A in Sociology, Sonoma State University; Master's in Sport Administration, University of Louisville.

Personal: Brandon was born in Ukiah, CA. He moved to Louisville, KY in August, 2009 to attend the University of Louisville.

Nick Stover

Nick Stover

nick@gocards.com
502-852-4699
Director of Social Media and Engagement

Joined the CAF Staff in July 2012

Primary Responsibilities: Oversight of social media strategies across all components of the Athletic Association related to content, branding, and fundraising efforts.

Background: B.S. in Health and Sport Studies, Miami University. M.S. in Sport Management, University of Tennessee. M.B.A., University of Louisville. Ph.D. (ABD), University of Louisville.

Personal: Nick was born in Columbus, OH. He lived in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee before coming to Louisville, KY in July of '06 to attend the University of Louisville.


Contact Us

Office Hours: 9am-5pm

Phone: 502-852-5735
Email: cafemail@louisville.edu

Mailing Address:
Cardinal Athletic Fund
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292

Overnight Mailing Address:
University of Louisville
Cardinal Athletic Fund, E301
2100 S. Floyd St.
Louisville, KY 40208