How Kalamazoo College Fund Gifts Made a Difference
Many current students would not be at K without the crucial support provided by donors like you. In 2013-2014, the average scholarship or grant awarded by the College increased by more than 10 percent. According to a New York Times analysis, K ranks as the 12th most “economically diverse top college” in the nation for enrolling a large number of low- and middle-income students. Your gift ensures a more economically diverse student body.
At K, learning experiences occur in the classroom, the library, and around the world. Kalamazoo College Fund gifts provide essential learning materials and help K attract, support, and retain outstanding professors. In 2013-2014, More than 450 students participated in civic engagement programming, investing more than 22,400 hours in the local community.
BY THE NUMBERS
The fund raised more than $2 Million (for the first time in school history!) • Gifts of $150 or less totaled $174,813 • Students wrote 600 thank-you cards to donors on Tuition Freedom Day • Young alumni (2003-2013) contributed more than $14,000 in a single day • The 1833 Society grew to 603 members
From internships to athletics to student organizations, these experiences allow students to apply what they learn in and out of the classroom. In 2013-2014, Sixty students occupied themed Living Learning Houses, together organizing 16 campus-wide events in which they shared their learning with the K community. This unique program emphasizes our dedication to infusing all aspects of the K experience with experiential learning opportunities.
K COMMUNITY SUPPORT
Campus security and information services are two examples of the work being done behind the scenes to keep students safe and the campus functioning at its peak. In 2013-2014, Documentary film production students produced 2,800 hours of film and spent 5,600 hours editing in the lab.
Our remarkable facilities management crew maintains buildings, fixes brick roads, beautifies the campus, and teaches students about recycling and sustainability. In 2013-2014, Following recommendations made in a student research project, we acquired two Earth Tubs for composting large amounts of food waste from the cafeteria. These new teaching tools will also produce compost for campus landscaping, thereby reducing waste and saving money.
Your Impact 2014-2015
YOUR GIFT CREATES LEARNING EXPERIENCES
A K education is distinguished by the learning experiences a student undertakes. To make experiential learning truly effective and life-changing, it takes outstanding professors, curious and capable students, and structured reflection built into the curriculum.
Likewise, it takes many donors to support those professors and students and to develop the conditions for experiential learning opportunities to flourish.
Your gift today lays the groundwork for an education that changes lives. We hope you find this type of learning worthy of your support.
HOW TO GIVE
Support learning experiences by:
- Sending a gift in the mail
- Making a credit card gift online
- Calling us at 269.337.7236
Thank you for considering how your gift can have an impact this year.