Hameetman Foundation gives $6.2 Million to Rebuild Campus Center

The Hameetman Foundation, established by the couple in 2005, pledged a lead $6.2 million gift to help kick-start a comprehensive renovation of the Winnett Student Center. The gift, announced during a 50th-reunion dinner on May 17, celebrates milestones for both the couple and the campus. It marks the 50th year on campus of Winnett, which opened on June 8, 1962—the day Fred Hameetman graduated from the Institute. It also commemorates the Hameetman’s 50th wedding anniversary next year, as well as what would have been Fred Hameetman’s late mother’s 100th birthday. Care was taken to date the gift agreement on her birthday and to have Caltech accept the gift on the dates of the Hameetmans’ grandchildren’s birthdays, thereby involving four generations.