Development and Institute Relations builds a thriving community of support by creating a culture of giving in which financial resources match Institute aspirations, and where all Institute constituencies are fully engaged, informed, and committed to Caltech’s scientific and educational excellence.
Vice President for Development and Institute Relations
Brian K. Lee
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Nurtures lifelong connections between classmates, housemates, research partners, and mentors with diverse networking and engagement opportunities.Learn More
Campus and Community Relations
Opens a gateway to world-class scientists, artists, and speakers, and directs outreach programs that benefit students, educators, and our local community.Learn More
Builds and strengthens strategic collaborations and partnerships between Caltech and foundations around the world.Learn More
Development and Fundraising
Advances the Institute’s mission by fostering a thriving and engaged community of supporters and securing annual, capital, planned, and endowed gifts that sustain and advance Caltech’s legacy of discovery and impact.
Processes gifts, maintains financial records, and conducts research about potential contribution opportunities to assist the Institute in developing and maintaining key relationships. Provides all members of the Development and Institute Relations team with computer, printer, and server support, while also managing Caltech’s shared constituent database system.
Donor Relations and Event Management
Coordinates donor recognition and stewardship, fund reporting, and gift acknowledgements, and organizes events to commemorate Caltech milestones and to recognize and celebrate the involvement of the Institute’s supporters.
Helps supporters create planned gifts that provide lifelong income, such as charitable gift annuities. Answers estate planning questions, including those regarding bequest language and the donation of complex assets.Learn More