Joining the Associates opens the doors to the Caltech community and a world of new possibilities for travel, learning, and discovery. Your membership gift is tax-deductible and propels research with global impact.
Caltech Associates experience first-class excursions with premier tour operators and Caltech faculty as their guides. Photo courtesy of Lindblad Expeditions.
Access unique amenities
In addition to unique social and travel occasions, Caltech Associates members are afforded special courtesies, including the option to become a member of organizations typically reserved for Caltech faculty and staff.
These include eligibility to join The Athenaeum, the Institute's storied private club, which confers reciprocal admission to a collection of other premier clubs worldwide. Caltech Associates may also join the Caltech Employees Federal Credit Union for exceptional financial services and the Braun Athletic Center offering over 3,500 square feet of weight and cardiovascular equipment, swimming pools, tennis and racquetball courts, and even a climbing wall—all priced well below typical fitness center fees.
Designed by renowned architect Gordon Kaufmann, The Atheneum offers fine dining and hospitality services with classic elegance in Pasadena, California.
Support pioneering research
For nearly 100 years, the Caltech Associates have provided financial support through their membership gifts to help make the Institute among the most influential centers of learning and discovery—one that has redefined the outlines of the universe as we know it.
Our faculty and students investigate the biggest ideas today, from environmental solutions to exploring our solar system and beyond, from quantum computing to life-saving medical technologies. You can be a part of this history, supporting visionary researchers and educating future leaders as you make a philanthropic mark of your own.
NASA's Europa Clipper spacecraft, seen here during assembly at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), will survey Jupiter's moon Europa to determine if the conditions are present to support life. Founded by Caltech researchers, JPL is now managed on behalf of NASA by Caltech.
The gift of discovery
When you join the Caltech Associates with your tax-deductible membership gift, you and your spouse or partner enjoy the courtesies of membership. You may also give a membership to another family member, friend, or colleague.
Visit our membership information page to review all the membership features and available membership levels. For more information, we invite you to call us at (626) 395-3919. Or, click the button below to begin your membership and open the door to a world of discovery with Caltech and the Caltech Associates. We will be delighted to welcome you!