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Parent and Family Giving

Shoshana SchultzShoshana Schultz ’13
History major

I am so grateful for this dynamic education and the opportunities that it continues to present me, including my experience in India. With the financial support from the College and its generous donors, my education was made possible. Without their support, I would not have been at Kalamazoo College.

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Gift Mutare ’14
Economics and Business

I grew up in Zimbabwe and went to high school in Ghana. I had never been on Kalamazoo College’s campus before Orientation and didn’t know what to expect, but people have been great. My professors are really easy to talk to. Tutoring local elementary school students in math has been very rewarding. I plan to continue my volunteer involvement throughout my time at K. It has helped me realize I don’t have to wait until I leave Kalamazoo College to give back.

I am grateful for the significant scholarships I received. Without them it would not have been possible for me to attend Kalamazoo College.

At Kalamazoo College, parents and families of our students are important members of our campus community. You’ve shared your most valuable resource with us – your student. We invite you to enhance your involvement in the life of the College by considering a gift to Kalamazoo College. Parent and family gifts provide immediate, positive impact for scholarships that guarantee a transformative educational experience for your child, exceptional faculty focused on your student’s success, and support the College’s greatest needs. When parents and families give to the College through the Kalamazoo College Fund, you enhance the experience of all K students, including your own. Reinforce your student’s decision to pursue a Kalamazoo College degree and your family’s educational investment with a gift today.

President’s Parents Leadership Circle

President’s Parents Leadership Circle is a unique opportunity open to parents of current Kalamazoo College students. Parents who give $500 or more annually in gifts to Kalamazoo College become members of this giving circle and receive the following benefits:

  • Invitations to special events throughout the academic year.
  • An invitation to the President’s Parents Leadership Circle Reception on Commencement morning, Sunday, June 15, 2014.
  • Reserved seating for seniors’ parents and family members at the Commencement ceremony and other special Commencement Weekend events.
  • Recognition in Kalamazoo College publications, including the Donor Honor Roll.

To join the President’s Parents Leadership Circle, make your $500 gift to Kalamazoo College online. Or mail your check payable to Kalamazoo College, accompanying this gift card, to:

Sandy Dugal
Associate Director, Reunion and Parent Giving
Kalamazoo College Fund
1200 Academy Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49006

Monthly on-line credit card gifts are a convenient way to stretch your leadership giving throughout the year. To discuss your giving preferences, please contact Sandy Dugal at 269.337.5959 to set up monthly giving.

Honor My Senior

Please join fellow parents and families in recognizing the Class of 2014 by making a gift in honor of your senior. Such generosity will immediately benefit Kalamazoo College students just as the impact of gifts from alumni, parents, and friends of K benefited your students experience. You will find an Honor My Senior reply card and envelope in your March 2014 Commencement information mailing. You may also make a gift online in honor of your senior. Thank you for considering a gift to Kalamazoo College and congratulations on the achievements of your senior. Commencement is on Sunday, June 15, 2014.  Visit Commencement for additional information about this special weekend.

Why Give a Gift beyond Tuition?

Tuition at Kalamazoo College, as at most colleges, does not reflect the entire cost of educating students. The Kalamazoo College Fund is relied on each year to help close the 36% gap between what parents and families pay and what it actually costs to educate your students.

Kevin Dugal 2010 Grad You have a vested interest, wanting your student to have access to the best resources and experiences, and to be challenged by their student peers. Your gift through the Kalamazoo College Fund allows the College to provide exceptional educational opportunities and learning experiences to every K student.

Questions?

Please contact Sandy Dugal, Associate Director, Reunion and Parent Giving at 269.337.5959 or parentandfamily@kzoo.edu.

To find out if your employer has a matching gift program, search our Matching Gift Company database.

Additional Resources for Parents

Visit Kalamazoo College Parents and Families for additional information.