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Young Alumni 1833 Society

Make a gift to the Kalamazoo College FundKalamazoo College prepared you to be a leader. Contributions from alumni provided campus resources and scholarships that supported your leadership development. 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

There are 4,574 alumni who graduated between 2002 and 2016. If each graduate donated to the Kalamazoo College Fund at the minimum 1833 Society amount for their class year, it would generate more than $3 million in support of K students!

As of July 1, 2016, the Young Alumni 1833 Society enables alumni of the last fifteen years to become leaders in philanthropy through a tiered giving structure detailed below.

Class Years Gift Amount Monthly Gift
2015, 2016, 2017 $100 $8.34
2012, 2013, 2014 $250 $20.84
2010, 2011 $500 $41.67
2008, 2009 $750 $62.50
2006, 2007 $1,000 $83.34
2004, 2005 $1,250 $104.17
2002, 2003 $1,500 $125.00
2001 + $1,833 $152.75

Please note: the monthly gift amounts above reflect 12 payments (July 2016-June 2017); recognition as a Young Alumni 1833 Society member will be based on total giving for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

Authentic Gratitude and Real Benefits

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 the Young Alumni 1833 Society reception on Friday, October 14, 2016 during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend; a wine and cheese reception with President Jorge G. Gonzalez on Saturday, October 15, 2016 during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend; and the Kalamazoo Bach Festival Christmas concert and holiday buffet at the home of the president on Sunday, December 4, 2016
  • Networking opportunities with other K alumni & leadership donors
  • Special recognition at on-campus and at regional alumni events
  • Satisfaction of providing access and experiential education for current K students

For more information or questions regarding Young Alumni giving, please contact the Kalamazoo College Fund at yagiving@kzoo.edu.

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