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Catherine Reeves
Catherine Reeves
Executive Director

As executive director, Catherine Reeves leads a progressive, strategic, and results-oriented program to cultivate, nurture, retain, and expand membership in the Caltech Associates while increasing revenue. She oversees the development of the organization's events and travel opportunities, programs that connect the academic and fundraising goals of the campus with the philanthropic interests of the donors. She oversees Associates' marketing and communications strategies; is responsible for membership and revenue; and is responsible, in partnership with the Associates president, for the development and engagement of the Associates Board, volunteer leadership, and regional committees.

Matt Hartigan
Matt Hartigan
Director of Development and Outreach

Matthew Hartigan identifies and fosters new and existing member relationships with the goals of increasing revenue for the Institute and growing membership locally and across regional chapters, in partnership with the executive director. He collaborates with Caltech's regional and divisional advancement teams to connect donors' philanthropic interests with academic and fundraising priorities. He also oversees the Membership and Orange County Committees.

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Jennifer Alcantara
Jennifer Alcantara
Assistant Director, Engagement and Programming

Jennifer Alcantara creates and schedules the Associates events locally and across regional chapters in Northern California, Orange County, and the East Coast, in partnership with the executive director. She handles individual event planning and faculty coordination and follow-up and provides leadership support for the Associates team in their responsibilities related to events. She also manages the Associates budget and staffs the Program and Northern California Committees.

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Lelia Marshall
Lelia Marshall
Coordinator, Member and Membership Services

Lelia Marshall's key responsibilities include the coordination and stewardship of Associates membership services. She processes Associates gifts, new member applications, and membership renewal communications. Additionally, she provides oversight and follow-up for meeting the day-to-day needs of individual members and records all financial and membership data. Lelia is responsible for data analysis and distribution for enhancing the depth and growth of the Associates. With her significant institutional memory, she acts as support staff for the Membership Committee.

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Bella Faith
Bella Faith
Coordinator, Events and Production

Bella manages all physical aspects of event planning, coordination, logistics and execution in the Associates' five regions. This can include up to 20 events per year. She is the point person for venue representatives in coordinating menus, room design, tablescapes, timelines, deposits, and budget. She manages the online distribution of all program and travel-related invitations and communications, takes RSVP's for all events and manages/batches and submits related revenue. Bella provides support for Board meeting planning, execution, and follow-up. In addition, she is responsible for producing Associates monthly financial and membership reports.

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