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Memorial Giving

The Caltech Fund is grateful to help recognize and honor our alumni and friends through memorial gifts. Gifts made in memory of individuals provide a meaningful opportunity to commemorate their lives and accomplishments while also helping further Caltech’s mission of benefitting society through science, research and discovery. Caltech offers a variety of opportunities to help you celebrate your loved one.

Memorial Gifts

Gifts may be made in memory of an individual to the Caltech Fund—which provide resources to areas of greatest need.  Memorial Gifts may also be directed to an area on campus that is meaningful to you.

To make a gift in memory of a loved one, friend, or mentor, please visit our online giving page, and include “In Memory of --” in the comment box.

Memorial Benches and Trees

Memorial trees and benches offer another opportunity for the greater Caltech community to honor the legacy of loved ones and friends in perpetuity. These contributions carry forward the name of those memorialized and are enjoyed by Caltech’s faculty, staff, and students.

If you are interested in establishing such a gift, please contact Amanda Haylock at 626.395.3843 for more information.

In Memoriam

Below are just some of the members of the Caltech family and extended community who have been commemorated by gifts made in their name. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all of the families and friends who have made these special gifts to support Caltech.

Gifts In Memory made in Academic Year 2015

"Truly a Caltech 'lifer', John touched the lives of so many within the Caltech family of alumni, faculty, and staff."

Dr. Robert H. Dalton BS'25, PhD'28, P'65

"Dr. Dalton very much enjoyed his time at Caltech and always spoke highly​ of the Institute."

Mr. Robert (Bob) K. Weatherwax, Jr BS'66, Page

"He predicted that the main source of failure would be the solid rocket boosters, eventually proved correct with the Challenger accident."

Mr. Richard "Dick" Heppe ENG '47 AE

"He received a Professional Engineer’s degree from Caltech in 1947 and was proud to complete his career as President of Lockheed California Company."