1833 Society

Established in 1987, the 1833 Society is the leadership giving society of the Kalamazoo College Fund (KCF), which honors KCF’s distinguished group of annual donors who play a vital role in ensuring the financial health of the College. 

1833 Society gifts make a huge difference in the lives of K students as they increase student accessibility to the College, support continued academic excellence and enhance all aspects of our campus community.

How to become part of the 1833 Society

Cumulative gifts of $1,833 or more to the Kalamazoo College Fund receive 1833 Society recognition.

You are welcome to either submit a one-time gift, give multiple gifts within the fiscal year ($152.75 a month, if done over the course of twelve months), or use matching gift dollars from your employer to become part of the society. 

All gifts must be received within the fiscal year, July 1 – June 30.  

1833 Society for Young Alumni

We want to engage young alumni of the last 15 years and have created a tiered giving structure that supports gradual steps into leadership giving.

Class Years Total Gift Amount Monthly Gift (July-June)
2021, 2022, 2023 $100 $8.34 
2018, 2019, 2020 $250 $20.84 
2016, 2017 $500 $41.67 
2014, 2015 $750 $62.50 
2012, 2013 $1,000 $83.34 
2010, 2011 $1,250 $104.17 
2008, 2009 $1,500 $125.00 
2007 + $1,833 $152.75 
Please note: the monthly gift amounts above reflect 12 payments (July-June); recognition as an 1833 Society for Young Alumni donor will be based on total giving for the fiscal year (July-June). 

1833 Society Recognition

Your leadership gift to the Kalamazoo College Fund makes it possible for today’s students to fully engage with the K-Plan.

In recognition of your philanthropy, you are invited to:

  • Special events during the academic year, including: 
    • A wine and cheese reception with President Jorge G. Gonzalez and Suzie (Martin) Gonzalez ’83 during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend
    • The Kalamazoo Choral Arts concert and holiday reception at the home of the president
  • Networking opportunities with other K alumni and leadership donors. 
  • The satisfaction of supporting the growth of exceptional programs and a strong campus community. 

Questions about the 1833 society?

Please contact Laurel Palmer, Director, Kalamazoo College Fund at 269.337.7282 or lpalmer@kzoo.edu