The Ronald and Maxine Linde Challenge for Climate Science

You Can Help Create a More Sustainable Future


Methane and ethane above the Caltech campus are measured using a repurposed coelostat.

When you give to support climate science research at Caltech, you help scholars from diverse disciplines develop new tools and a deeper understanding of Earth’s changing climate. These new technologies and knowledge, in turn, will create a better-informed society and will help scientists, engineers, and policymakers develop informed solutions.

Gifts of any amount are important to Caltech’s environmental research efforts. And, if you can give $25,000 or more, Caltech trustee Ronald Linde (MS ’62, PhD ’64) and his wife, Maxine, have established a matching program so that your contribution can go even further. The Ronald and Maxine Linde Challenge for Climate Science provides $1 for every $2 that you give to amplify research in this area, up to a maximum of $125,000 per match and $1 million overall.

Match Fundamentals

You can use the challenge to leverage your contribution when you:

  • Give at least $25,000 (challenge funds are capped at $125,000 per match for individual contributions of $250,000 or more)
  • Make your gift or documented pledge on or before December 31, 2018
  • Fulfill your pledge commitment by December 31, 2022*

More Information

For more details about the Ronald and Maxine Linde Challenge for Climate Science, please contact Ellen Jampol, senior director of development for Caltech’s Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, at or (626) 395-4374.


*While immediate receipt of proceeds will be particularly helpful, your contribution may be paid over time as long as you complete your gift by December 31, 2022.