1833 Society for Young Alumni

Give to Kalamazoo College Contributions from alumni provided the resources and scholarships that prepared you to be a leader. Today’s K students are undergoing that same preparation. As an alum, you can show your appreciation by paying it  forward with a leadership gift.

Lead by Example

4,829 alumni graduated between 2003 and 2018. If each one donates to the Kalamazoo College Fund at the minimum 1833 Society amount for their class year, it will generate more than $3 million in support of K students.

The 1833 Society for Young Alumni enables 2013-2018 alumni to become leaders in philanthropy through the tiered giving structure detailed below.

Class Years Gift Amount Monthly Gift
2017, 2018, 2019 $100 $8.34
2014, 2015, 2016 $250 $20.84
2012, 2013 $500 $41.67
2010, 2011 $750 $62.50
2008, 2009 $1,000 $83.34
2006, 2007 $1,250 $104.17
2004, 2005 $1,500 $125.00
2003 + $1,833 $152.75

Please note: the monthly gift amounts above reflect 12 payments (July 2018-June 2019); recognition as a 1833 Society for Young Alumni member will be based on total giving for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.

Engagement Opportunities

Your leadership gift to the Kalamazoo College Fund makes it possible for today’s students to appreciate the K experience. In return, as a Young Alumni 1833 Society member, you will receive:

  • Invitations to special events throughout the academic year, including a wine and cheese reception with President Jorge G. Gonzalez on Saturday, October 20, 2018 during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend; and the Kalamazoo Bach Festival Christmas concert and holiday buffet at the president’s home on Sunday, December 2, 2018.
  • Networking opportunities with other K alumni and leadership donors.
  • Special recognition at on-campus and at regional alumni events.
  • The satisfaction of supporting the growth of exceptional programs and a strong campus community.


For more information or questions regarding Young Alumni giving, please contact Laurel Palmer, Director, Kalamazoo College Fund, at 269.337.7282 or lpalmer@kzoo.edu.

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*Gifts totaling $1,833 or more to the Kalamazoo College Fund are recognized as regular 1833 Society members.