• Caltech Associates members in orange hard hats the CERN facility in Switzerland
    President’s Circle Members visiting CERN in Switzerland with Professor Hirosi Ooguri and Professor Maria Spiropulu in 2014

Membership Levels & Benefits

President's Circle

Annual contribution of $10,000+

  • Invitations to events hosted by the president
    Educational travel opportunities led by Caltech faculty to both domestic and international destinationsInvitations to programs and events that feature Caltech faculty, including luncheons, dinners, field trips, off-campus events, and regional events held in Northern California, West L.A., and the East Coast
     
  • Invitations to the annual President's Circle Garden Party held at the home of Caltech's president
     
  • Two additional tickets for VIP tickets at the Watson Lecture Series and specific public events at Beckman Auditorium
     
  • Access to the VIP lounge during specific ticketed Beckman Auditorium events
  • Eligibility to join the Athenaeum, Caltech's athletic facilities and recreation programs, and the Caltech Employees Federal Credit Union

  • Access to Caltech Library Services

  • 15% discount at the Caltech Bookstore (excludes textbooks, photo processing, and tickets)

Provost's Circle

Annual contribution of $6,000 - $9,999

  • Invitations to annual Provost's Circle events
     
  • Opportunities to participate in President's Circle educational travel, as space permits
  • Invitations to programs and events that feature Caltech faculty, including luncheons, dinners, field trips, off-campus events, and regional events held in Northern California, West L.A., and the East Coast

  • Eligibility to join the Athenaeum, Caltech's athletic facilities and recreation programs, and the Caltech Employees Federal Credit Union

  • Access to Caltech Library Services
     
  • 15% discount at the Caltech Bookstore (excludes textbooks, photo processing, and tickets)

Ambassadors

Annual contribution of $4,000

  • Invitations to programs and events that feature Caltech faculty, including luncheons, dinners, field trips, off-campus events, and regional events held in Northern California, West L.A., and the East Coast
     
  • VIP seating for two at the Watson Lecture series and specific public events at Beckman Auditorium
     
  • Eligibility to join the Athenaeum, Caltech's athletic facilities and recreation programs, and the Caltech Employees Federal Credit Union
     
  • Access to Caltech Library Services
     
  • 15% discount at the Caltech Bookstore (excludes textbooks, photo processing, and tickets)

Young Associates

Annual contribution of $1,500 *

  • Invitations to programs and events that feature Caltech faculty, including luncheons, dinners, field trips, off-campus events, and regional events held in Northern California, West L.A., and the East Coast
     
  • VIP seating for two at the Watson Lecture series and specific public events at Beckman Auditorium
     
  • Eligibility to join the Athenaeum, Caltech's athletic facilities and recreation programs, and the Caltech Employees Federal Credit Union
     
  • Access to Caltech Library Services

* Members must be 40 years old and under to be eligible for the Young Associate contribution level.

To learn more about the membership levels and opportunities for the Associates, please download our brochure or contact us by phone at (626) 395-3919 or via email at caltechassociates@caltech.edu.

To join the Associates, please download the Associates membership application. You may return the application via mail to The Caltech Associates, Mail Code 5-32, Pasadena, CA 91125 or you may fax it to (626) 395-5890.

*A minimum of $4,000 of each member's gift will be designated for use in supporting Caltech's top priorities in research, teaching, and learning. Any additional amount may be designated by the donor to specific Institute  programs and projects. Members who are 40 years and under may contact the Caltech Associates for reduced contribution level.

All gifts of cash and appreciated securities are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by the law. Corporate matching gifts are gladly accepted. For all alumni, contributions to the Caltech Associates are recognized as Alumni Fund donations.