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

5,142 alumni graduated between 2004 and 2019. If each graduate 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 2014-2020 graduates to become leaders in philanthropy through the tiered giving structure detailed below.

Class Years Gift Amount Monthly Gift
2018, 2019, 2020 $100 $8.34
2015, 2016, 2017 $250 $20.84
2013, 2014 $500 $41.67
2011, 2012 $750 $62.50
2009, 2010 $1,000 $83.34
2007, 2008 $1,250 $104.17
2005, 2006 $1,500 $125.00
2004 + $1,833 $152.75

Please note: the monthly gift amounts above reflect 12 payments (July 2019-June 2020); recognition as a 1833 Society for Young Alumni donor will be based on total giving for the 2019-2020 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 donor, 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 19, 2019 during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend; and the Kalamazoo Bach Festival Christmas concert and holiday buffet at the president’s home on Sunday, December 8, 2019.
  • 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 donors.