1833 Society for Young Alumni

Give to Kalamazoo CollegeKalamazoo 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 4,829 alumni who graduated between 2003 and 2018. 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!

The 1833 Society for Young Alumni 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
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 home of the president on Sunday, December 2, 2018
  • 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 Caitlin Kuhn, Associate Director, Leadership Anual Giving at 269.337.7294 or ckuhn@kzoo.edu.

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