In coordination with University of San Francisco Athletics, the Hilltop Club Foundation has honored Partner Patrick McNicholas with the Jim Brovelli Award, given at the Tip Off Gala on November 4, 2023. The Jim Brovelli Award is presented annually to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding commitment, loyalty, dedication and service to USF's basketball program over the years. The award is named in honor of Jim Brovelli, whose Hall of Fame contributions to USF basketball as a player, coach and broadcaster spans six decades.
Patrick’s dedication to uplifting the University of San Francisco over the past forty years began during his time as a student when he served as the student body president during the 1981-82 academic year. He earned a degree in government ('83) from the College of Arts & Sciences, which subsequently led to an internship at the White House.
From 2003-2012, Patrick served USF as a member of the Board of Trustees. Over the subsequent years, he also served on the USF SoCal Regional Council and Athletic Director's Circle. Patrick has also received the USF Alumni Board of Governors Commencement Award and remains engaged with the institution as Trustee Emeritus.
Most recently, Patrick directed his time and resources toward USF’s athletic department to support student NIL (Name, Image, and Likeness) opportunities. In 2022, he was one of the first USF alumni to make a substantial contribution to The Hilltop Club NIL initiatives and his leadership has inspired expanded support from the USF alumni community.
Read more about Patrick’s contributions to University of San Francisco here.
With more than 25 years’ experience as a trial lawyer, Partner Patrick McNicholas exclusively represents victims in personal injury, product liability, sexual assault and other consumer-oriented matters, such as civil rights, aviation disasters and class actions. Learn more about his professional background here.