New gift makes CalTech an instant leader in the climate science field

A new gift makes the California Institute of Technology an immediate leader in the climate science field.

Reported by Education Dive, a $750 million dollar private donation to Caltech is designed to scale the institution’s environmental research as well as open a new 75,000 square-foot center for energy and sustainability research. Plus, new core courses for all undergraduates will now include sustainability science and engineering.

The takeaway? In a world confronting climate change, this generous gift not only provides CalTech with generous financial backing, but also instantly new market positioning for the university. How may we similar work with our donors and advancement teams to fund specific initiatives that allow us to make positioning moves in an ultra-competitive higher education market?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.