as of 5/16/2013
The Kalamazoo College Fund (KCF) provides an opportunity for all alumni, parents, and friends to make an immediate, profound difference in the lives of current Kalamazoo College students. Gifts to the KCF permeate every aspect of the College from faculty salaries and classroom materials to.building and ground maintenance. Annual support enables Kalamazoo College to attract the brightest students and faculty, and provide the most outstanding environment in which to live and work.
The KCF includes unrestricted gifts made from July 1 through June 30 — the College’s fiscal year. These unrestricted gifts give the College the flexibility to point the resources where they are needed most. However, you may direct your Kalamazoo College Fund gift to one of three broad areas of critical need:
- Kalamazoo College’s Greatest Needs
- Faculty and Teaching Resources.
Funds directed toward greatest needs cover exigencies that are sometimes unanticipated, such as an incoming class with high financial need, or a new roof for one of the academic buildings. This category gives the college the flexibility to respond to unexpected urgencies.
Funds directed toward scholarships will help cover the nearly 12 million that the College spends annually in financial support for current and incoming students. A scholarship-directed KCF gift gives the College the flexibility to provide merit-based scholarships as well as need based financial aid packages. Approximately 98 percent of all Kalamazoo College students receive some form of financial assistance each year, so funds directed toward this scholarship category will help make K possible for another generation of qualified and diverse students.
Gifts directed for faculty and teaching resources help faculty members to expand and enrich their curricula, involve students in their research, and innovate in the classroom. These gifts help pay for scientific equipment, teaching resources, and departmental support, and thereby improve learning opportunities for all students.
If you have any questions about any of the categories, please contact the Kalamazoo College Fund staff at 269-337-7236 or email@example.com.