Why Give?

Top 8 Reasons to Make Your Senior Gift

 1. Participation matters most

Give whatever amount is meaningful to you (many of us are giving $20.16). It adds up! Last year, 54 percent of KCF donors gave $100 or less.

2. Honor your favorite professor or staff member

You can make your senior gift in honor of a faculty or staff member!

3. 45% = $5,000!

Once our class hits 45 percent participation, a generous alum will donate an additional $5,000 to K!

4. Your impact is immediate

A $20.16 KCF gift annually makes the same immediate impact as a $403 gift to the endowment.

5. You can choose your impact

You can direct your KCF gift to the area you care about most: Scholarships, Faculty Excellence, or K′s Greatest Needs.

6. Donors = Diversity

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 helps K enroll a more economically diverse student body.

7. K believes in itself

In 2013-2014, 154 faculty and staff members gave over $50,000 in Kalamazoo College Fund gifts to support our education!

8. Your gift supports student research

Gifts of all sizes support the research we do every day. Your gift of $20.16 buys one pair of lab goggles, forceps, a three-ring binder, and 1-liter Erlenmeyer flask.