The first priority of The Campaign for Kalamazoo College is sustaining the long-term financial foundation of the Kalamazoo College learning experience. A healthy endowment ensures that our educational innovation and excellence remain robust even through occasional enrollment or economic fluctuations. Earnings from the endowment are invested into its continued growth and, each year, support critical elements of a K education. The newly established Ed Baker Football Endowment will provide operational support for Hornet Football.
Endowing additional faculty positions and faculty development funds is critical to assuring our students are educated by stellar teacher-scholars. This affords our students the opportunity to learn in a challenging and supportive environment.
Scholarships make a K education more accessible to talented students regardless of their economic circumstances. Increasing the number of endowed scholarships will provide K’s exceptional educational experience to students from across the country and around the world, making K a true laboratory of intercultural living and learning. For example, the newly established George Acker Endowed Scholarship, honoring one of the College’s iconic coaches, supports student leaders who exemplify the outstanding character of George Acker.
The Campaign for Kalamazoo College seeks to raise $61.5 million for the endowment, and to date, nearly $50 million of that total has been committed.