Torchbearers 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


If you have included Caltech in your estate plan, click here. We are eager to thank you, make sure the purpose of your bequest is understood by Caltech, and honor you as a member of the Torchbearers Legacy Society.


In spring and fall each year, the Office of Gift Planning publishes the Techniques newsletter. Donors tell us in their own words about the planned gifts they’ve made and what giving means to them. Click here to see our latest issue.  If you would like to see past issues of Techniques, click here.

Torchbearer Stories

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

Torchbearers Legacy Society Honor Roll

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