2023-2024 MHF Committee
Kevin M. Gilmartin, Vice President
for Student Affairs
Erica Crawford, staff member
Tom Mannion, staff member
Yeokyoung (Anne) Kil, graduate student
Seneca Velling, graduate student
Jonathan Booker, undergraduate student
Snigdha Saha, undergraduate student
Committee Student Alternates
Zac Ahmad, graduate student
Cristian Ponce, undergraduate student
Add'l Committee Members (non-voting)
Stacey Scoville, ex officio
Shayna Chabner, ex officio
In 2002-2003, the endowed Presidential fund was established to increase the quality of undergraduate and graduate student life at the California Institute of Technology. This fund was 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.
Students and other members of the Caltech community are encouraged to submit proposals for events or other projects aimed at improving the quality of student life on the Caltech Campus.
The Moore-Hufstedler Fund (MHF) committee will review proposals and make recommendations for each funding cycle. Final recommendations are approved by the MHF committee chair and are then reviewed by the Provost. The committee meets two times per academic year (as available, and determined by the Chair).
The committee consists of:
- Vice President for Student Affairs (Chair, ex officio)
- (2) Faculty and/or Staff (voting members)
- (2) Undergraduate Students (voting members appointed by The Associated Students of the California Institute of Technology)
- (2) Graduate Students (voting members appointed by the Graduate Student Council)
- Undergraduate Student Alternate: Attends meetings but only votes if one of the above appointed undergraduate students is unable to attend committee meetings (appointed by The Associated Students of the California Institute of Technology).
- Graduate Student Alternate: Attends all committee meetings but only votes if one of the above appointed graduate students is unable to attend committee meetings (appointed by the Graduate Student Council).
The committee will determine its procedures, and the chair will select an MHF Administrator Team in Student Affairs to maintain and manage all MHF information. The Administrative Team will:
-record and keep a record of the committee's recommendations
-schedule committee meetings and deadlines
-send committee decision letters to the proposal's petitioner
-maintain the MHF website and account information
-be responsible for reporting on MHF finances and the distribution of funds for approved proposals
-address any questions or concerns regarding the MHF proposal and funding process
The committee and administrators will work with Advancement & Alumni Relations to report periodically to the donors and to the Foundation on the use of the funds. The committee will also perform an annual review of all funded proposals and their internal operations to determine if the intended goals of the Moore-Hufstedler Fund are being met.
Submitting a Proposal to the Moore-Hufstedler Fund (MHF)
For more information on submitting a proposal, see the MHF Proposal Information page.