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The Brighter Light Campaign. Kalamazoo College

“K is launching this comprehensive effort to create access and opportunity for our students, and transform our campus to support 21st century scholarship and leadership.”

President Jorge G. Gonzalez

Campaign Priorities

With your endowed and annual support, we can strengthen the impact of a K education

Brighter
Opportunities

  • Scholarships and Financial Aid
  • K-Plan: Study Abroad, Student Research, Career Development

Brighter
Minds

  • Faculty and Staff Recruitment and Retention
  • Interdisciplinary Scholarship and Research

Brighter
Experiences

  • Athletics
  • Campus Improvements

Campaign Progress

$125M Raised

Thank you for your generous support!

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$125M
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14,285
Current
Donors

$61,231,506
Given to
Endowment

Impact Stories

Kalamazoo College has been the light leading the way for inspired thinkers and determined leaders for nearly 200 years. Now is the time for those who have benefited from the excellence of a K education–and those who have witnessed its impact in the community and around the world–to sustain and enhance our endeavor to bring a brighter light to the world.

Brighter Opportunities

Thanks to a generous $5 million gift from alumni Robert Kopecky ‘72, more students will be able to afford to come to K and take advantage of the College’s immersive study abroad programs. The gift will establish an endowed scholarship fund and an endowed study abroad fund, as well as support other study abroad initiatives, current-use scholarships and the Kalamazoo College Fund.

Brighter Minds

A generous $5.25 million gift from alumnus Larry Bell ‘80 is funding a distinguished chair in American history, the Center for Environmental Stewardship, and food justice and sustainability programming. These endowments will actively enrich students’ learning on campus with new classroom and experiential education opportunities, while also supporting faculty teaching and scholarship.

Brighter Experiences

The K-Plan empowers students like Marco Savone ‘22 to seek out meaningful experiences. Among his pursuits, Savone played four years of football, took part in a medical volunteer trip to Costa Rica, worked in a COVID-19 testing lab, and completed his Senior Integrated Project on exercise physiology. He credits his growth to the academics at K and the lessons he learned as a student athlete.

Be the Light

Join the Kalamazoo College alumni and friends who have ignited this campaign. Learn more about ways to give, join us at an event and share news about the campaign. Together, we can shine an ever-brighter light into the world, starting here, on our fair Arcadian hill.

Be the light. Lux esto.