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Why Give?

Top Reasons to Make Your Senior Gift

1. You can choose your impact

You can direct your Kalamazoo College Fund gift to the area you care about most: Scholarships, Faculty Excellence, or K’s Greatest Needs.

2. Participation matters most

Give whatever amount is meaningful to you. Many of us are giving $20.16. It all adds up! Last year, 54 percent of Kalamazoo College Fund donors gave $100 or less. Can you give up a pizza, a coffee, or an energy drink this week to make your gift?

3. Reaching our goal = $5,000!

When our class reaches 55% participation, a generous alum will donate an additional $5,000 to K! The Class of 2015 met their goal so your class could benefit from that extra $5,000; why not pay it forward for the Classes of 2017, 2018, 2019, and beyond?

4. Honor your favorite professor or staff member

You can make your senior gift in honor of a faculty or staff member who played an exceptional role in your Kalamazoo College experience. See a class agent or Kalamazoo College Fund staff member for details.

5. K believes in itself

In 2014-2015, 174 faculty and staff members gave over $54,600 in Kalamazoo College Fund gifts to support our education!

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. Your impact is immediate

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

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.