Torchbearers Legacy Society

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Torchbearer Legacy Society

The Torchbearers of Caltech are investors in the future of the Institute who share the desire to ensure that their support continues beyond their lifetimes.

Torchbearer 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, charitable gift annuities, a remainder interest in a residence, or a similar arrangement

Membership

If you are interested in learning more, please contact us. We are eager to thank our generous donors, make sure the purpose of their gifts is understood by Caltech, and include them in the Torchbearers of Caltech.

Techniques

Every year in the Spring and in the Fall, the Office of Gift Planning publishes a newsletter called Techniques. Donors tell us in their own words about planned gifts they’ve made and what it means to them. Click here to see our latest issue.  If you would like to see past issues of Techniques click here.

Torchbearer Events

Torchbearer membership includes invitation to events such as lectures by world-renowned scholars, an annual appreciation luncheon, and a social held during Reunion weekend. These member-exclusive gatherings are special opportunities to catch up with old friends and meet new ones. Click here to see upcoming events.

Torchbearer Stories

Caltech greatly appreciates the thoughtful and visionary support the Torchbearers provide. Read their stories here.

Download the Torchbearers Honor Roll (PDF)

Caltech publicly recognizes Torchbearers who have expressly given permission to list their names. Caltech honors all requests for anonymity.