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The Torchbearers of Caltech: Focused on Tomorrow


The Torchbearers of Caltech have made a commitment to support the Institute through bequests or deferred gifts. Membership is extended to individuals who have provided for Caltech in their wills or living trusts, designated Caltech as a beneficiary of life insurance or retirement accounts, or completed deferred gifts for the benefit of the Institute. Deferred gifts include charitable trusts, pooled income funds, charitable gift annuities, a remainder interest in a residence, or some similar arrangement.

Caltech is grateful to all alumni and friends who have included Caltech in their estate plans.

Caltech benefits daily from the generosity of its alumni and friends. Gifts, large and small, are used in a multitude of ways to provide the finest facilities, and most advanced opportunities for faculty and students. The Institute’s history has shown that giving extraordinarily talented people the resources they need to pursue their ideas leads to world-changing achievement.

Mindful of this need, the Torchbearers of Caltech are investing in the future of the Institute and the world, sharing a desire to ensure that their support continues beyond their lifetimes.

If you would like information on a particular deferred gift vehicle or assistance with the wording of a bequest, please contact Caltech’s Office of Gift Planning.

How to Become a Member

The following types of commitments, subject to certain restrictions, qualify you for membership in The Torchbearers of Caltech:

If you have already included Caltech in a bequest or other planned gift, we hope you will let us know by filling out the membership profile. As a member of the Torchbearers of Caltech encourages others to follow your example. We acknowledge and respect those who wish to remain anonymous, but we urge you to let us know of your plans on a confidential basis in any case. It supports the Institute's planning for the future.

Of course, if you have not yet included Caltech in your plans and you would like to explore the best options for you and your family, do not hesitate to contact us. We would be glad to assist you on a confidential basis and without any obligation.

Thank you for your interest in The Torchbearers of Caltech.