Family Support Donors

To allow visitors to fully participate in its scientific activities, MSRI / SLMath is pleased to be able to offer childcare grants to researchers with children under the age of 17. One of the objectives of the SLMath family support program is to contribute toward the Institute's goal of enabling the participation of women and members of other historically underrepresented groups in its programs, workshops, and summer graduate schools.

These flexible grants may be used for reimbursement of childcare expenses incurred in Berkeley, or at home, including airfare for children and support for companion caregivers or hired childcare providers in Berkeley or to cover the costs of such help at home. Please note that, because these funds are taxable, they are available only to US Citizens and Permanent Residents, and foreign visitors with a visa status that allows for compensation, such as a J1. If you are interested in receiving a child care grant, please fill out this form.

We are deeply grateful to our Family Support Donors, listed below, for their generosity.

Family Support Donors

Gupta Family Support Endowment

Vinita Gupta is an Indian-born American businesswoman. She is the founder and chairman of Digital Link Corporation (now Quick Eagle Networks). She is credited with being the first woman of Indian origin to take her company public in the United States. Mrs. Gupta is also a national bridge champion. She earned a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communications from the University of Roorkee, India, and an M.S. from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Naren Gupta was an entrepreneur and venture capitalist with over 20 years of early and early-growth stage investment experience in the US and India. He co-founded Integrated Systems Inc (ISI), a leading embedded software company. He took ISI public and subsequently merged it with Wind River Systems. Dr. Gupta held a B. Tech. degree and was a recipient of the President's Gold Medal from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi; an MS from the California Institute of Technology; and a PhD from Stanford University.

SLMath Family Support Endowment

  • Anonymous

Individual Family Support Donors (2022-23)

  • Helen and John Meyer (Meyer Sound Laboratories)
  • R. Preston and Kristin McAfee
  • Jim Stasheff
  • Sylvie Corteel

Thank you to our previous Family Support Donors for their generosity! To become a Family Support donor, contact Ms. Annie Averitt, development@slmath.org, (208) 221-1704.