About Cardinal Athletic Fund

Mark Jurich

Mark Jurich

m.jurich@louisville.edu
502-852-5735
Associate Athletic Director of Development

Joined the CAF in September 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.

Michael Dudas

Michael Dudas

michael@gocards.com
502-852-3195
Assistant Athletic Director

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.

Zach Brooks

Zach Brooks

Zach.brooks@louisville.edu
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.

Brandon Graves

Brandon Graves

brandon.graves@louisville.edu
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.

Jason Prado

Jason Prado

jasonp@gocards.com
502-852-8460
Director of Premium Services

Joined the CAF Staff in January 2014

Primary Responsibilities: Oversees Premium Services, Student CAF (SCAF) and CAF Internship Programs; Liaison to the University of Louisville Golf Club (ULGC); Solicits philanthropic donations for capital projects and for annual fund initiatives.

Background: B.S. in Business Management from University of South Florida ('12); M.S. in Sports Administration from the University of Louisville ('13).

Personal: Jason was born in Tampa, FL. He returned to Louisville, KY in July 2012. Jason is the son of former UofL head baseball coach Lelo Prado.

Danny Plasencia

Danny Plasencia

dannyp@gocards.com
502-852-2473
Director of Development

Joined the CAF Staff in December 2014

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

Background:B.S. in Business Administration from University of Louisville ('05); Master's of Business Administration from University of Tampa ('08); Juris Doctorate from New York Law School ('12)

Personal:Danny was born and raised in Tampa, FL. In 2001, he moved to Louisville, KY and attended the University of Louisville, where he played baseball for the Cardinals. After graduating in 2005, Danny worked briefly for Louisville's Athletic Marketing Department before moving to New York to attend law school. Danny returned to Louisville in 2014, with his wife Julie, after practicing business and real estate law in Tampa, FL.


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