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Moore-Hufstedler Fund

In 2002-2003, two endowed Presidential funds were established to increase the quality of undergraduate and graduate student life at the California Institute of Technology. These funds were made possible through very generous gifts from Gordon and Betty Moore and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in tribute to The Honorable Shirley M. Hufstedler.

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The total value of these endowment gifts is approximately $3 million and the annual interest is about 6%. Thus, approximately $180,000 is available each year for initiatives deemed to have a positive impact on student life at Caltech. This is truly an unprecedented source of funding at Caltech both in nature and in magnitude, and, as a result, allows the community to devise, plan, and execute larger and more ambitious projects than previously possible.

An advisory committee chaired by the Vice President for Student Affairs, and consisting of two undergraduate students, two graduate students, and two faculty/staff members (plus an alternate of each) will review proposals and make recommendations to the President regarding use of the annual interest on the funds.

Students and other members of the Caltech community are encouraged to submit proposals at any time to the Moore and Hufstedler Fund for events, equipment, or other projects aimed at improving the quality of student life. The advisory committee will review proposals on a quarterly basis. Deadlines for proposals to be considered in each quarter can be found on the Proposals page.