Take a Bite

Make a difference with your alma mater; below are volunteer and giving opportunities in small, medium and large bites that will benefit Kalamazoo College.

Alumni Bites

Smaller Bites


Recommend and encourage prospective students to apply to K

Promote K in your school (educators)

Career Development

Join the Kalamazoo College professional networking group on LinkedIn

Refer information about an internship in your workplace

Post an entry-level job in K-Connect

Alumni Engagement

Update your alumni directory profile

Attend an alumni event

Nominate an alumna/us for an award

Submit a reunion update

Connect with us through Facebook and Twitter


Make an annual gift to the Kalamazoo College Fund

Check with your employer to see if they provide a matching gift benefit

Share why you give to Kalamazoo College

Medium Bites


Send congratulatory notes to admitted students

Call admitted students

Submit an alumni profile for Instagram

Career Development

Attend a networking event at K

Connect with a current student on LinkedIN

Via the alumni directory, offer to share your professional expertise with students through résumé reviews or informational interviews

Offer to speak on a career panel or other career event

Alumni Engagement

Attend your class reunion

Join your reunion committee

Host a regional alumni event

Become a Hornet Happy Hour host


Increase your gift annually

Make an additional gift to an athletics team, an academic department, or a K program

Encourage alumni friends to make a gift to K

Larger Bites


Go to coffee with a prospective student “Coffee with a K Grad

Sit on a Visit the Zoo panel

Staff a college fair in your area

Go to a SWARM event in your area

Career Development

Host a summer extern through the Discovery Externship Program

Provide a summer internship supervision in your workplace

Represent your company or organization at on-campus Recruiting Expos

Alumni Engagement

Become a reunion committee chair

Self-nominate to be on the Alumni Association Executive Board (AAEB)

Participate in an alumni travel opportunity


Join the 1833 Society with an annual Kalamazoo College Fund gift of $1,833 or more

Join the Stetson Society by informing the College that K is in your estate plans

Become a Class Agent


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