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Contact the Office of Gift Planning to learn about ways to support Caltech that can make a bigger impact than cash donations, while also benefiting you and your loved ones.

Office of Gift Planning
(626) 395-2927
giftplanning@caltech.edu

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Office of Gift Planning
California Institute of Technology
1200 E. California Blvd., MC 5-32
Pasadena, CA 91125

 

Your Caltech Gift Planning Experts

Jim Ehlers

Jim Ehlers
Senior Director
Phone: (626) 395-6810
Email: jehlers@caltech.edu

Jim came to Caltech in 2012 after directing planned giving at Claremont Graduate University, Harvey Mudd College, and Whittier College, where he was also director of leadership gifts. Jim is a past board member and president of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning of Greater Los Angeles.

 

Natalie Piega

Natalie Piega
Deputy Director
Phone: (626) 395-6250
Email: npiega@caltech.edu

Natalie came to Caltech in April 2006; she worked as a trust officer for the charitable management group at Wells Fargo & Company. She is a certified specialist in planned giving and a member of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning of Greater Los Angeles.

 

Frank Bernal

Frank Bernal
Senior Gift Planning Officer
Phone: (626) 395-3709
Email: fbernal@caltech.edu

Frank joined the team in March 2017. He worked as Senior Director of Planned Giving for the City of Hope, on a variety of planned gifts including bequest intentions, charitable gift annuities, and gifts of real estate. Frank is a Certified Specialist in Planned Giving (CSPG).

 

Oliver Mueller

Oliver Mueller
Senior Gift Planning Officer
Phone: (626) 395-1758
Email: omueller@caltech.edu

Before Oliver came to Caltech in October 2010, he worked as a director and investment manager at a regional asset-management firm and as a vice president and branch manager with Charles Schwab & Co, Inc., for 12 years. He is a personal financial planner, accredited asset management specialist, and chartered mutual fund counselor.
 

Michael Conover

Michael Conover
Assistant Manager, Trusts and Bequests
Phone: (626) 395-8461
Email: mconover@caltech.edu

Michael has worked at Caltech for over 13 years and joined the Office of Gift Planning in April 2015. He administers the daily operations of the trusts and bequests program and he is currently a member of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning of Greater Los Angeles.

 

Cynthia Estrada

Cynthia Estrada
Gift Planning Coordinator
Phone: (626) 395-3523
Email: cynthiae@caltech.edu

Cynthia joined Caltech in February 1989 and moved into Development in 2000. Now in the Office of Gift Planning since May 2014, she is a member of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning of Greater Los Angeles.

 

 

Jennifer Torres

Jennifer Torres
Senior Department Assistant 
Phone: (626) 395-6340
Email: jmtorres@caltech.edu

Jennifer joined Caltech in July 2013 after working at Avon Products, Inc. for 22 years.

 

 

Janet L Martin

Janet L. Martin
Development Assistant, Gift Planning
Phone: (626) 395-4950
Email: jlmartin@caltech.edu

Janet's work experience is varied and ranges from being an account manager for Skyhill Financial to working as a remote sensing design engineer on NASA's Galileo Mission Science Team at JPL.