Donor Stories

Fred and Joyce Hameetman: Foundation Gives $6.2 Million to Rebuild Campus Center

Caltech trustee Fred Hameetman and his wife, Joyce, are the motivating force behind a multimillion-dollar gift that will transform Caltech campus life for generations to come.

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Jasmine and Chris Bryant: Caltech Alumni Pay It Forward

Dedicated annual donors, volunteers, and engaged alumni—such as the 2011 Caltech Fund cochairs Jasmine and Chris Bryant—have played an integral role in energizing Caltech's community of giving.

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Shang-Li and Betty Huang: Creating an Endowment to Support Caltech Graduate Students

Alumnus Shang-Li "S.L." Huang and his wife pledged $1 million to endow a graduate fellowship fund in support of mechanical engineering students. 

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Richard B. Wright

Hailing from Akron, Ohio, Richard Wright arrived at Caltech in 1946 to study mechanical engineering. By his sophomore year, 80 percent of his classmates were returning veterans, which made Mr. Wright one of the youngest members of his class.

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James and Charlotte Fedde

Even the most promising scientists seldom get a chance to focus entirely on research. As students, they're busy with classes and homework; as faculty members, they juggle commitments to teach, write grant proposals, and serve on committees. But Caltech supporters like James E. (BS '62, MS '63 EE) and Charlotte Fedde Cordes are making pure research time a reality.

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Fred Selleck

This alumnus first learned about Caltech in an unusual venue—his grandfather's church. As a little boy, he heard Robert Millikan address the congregation about science and religion.

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Robert P. Balles

Robert "Bob" Balles has greatly enjoyed a life in mathematics, as both student and teacher. The New York City native graduated from Fordham University and traveled north to earn a graduate degree from Harvard.

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Steve and Mie Frautschi

The Frautschi family has had a long relationship with Caltech—a connection that has been linked with their love of music.

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