1833 Society

Give to KEstablished in 1987, the 1833 Society is the leadership giving society of the Kalamazoo College Fund. The 1833 Society honors a distinguished group of annual contributors who play a vital role in ensuring the financial health of the College.

1833 Society gifts have truly made a difference in the lives of K students, on campus and abroad. Gifts from leadership donors increase student accessibility to the College, support continued academic excellence and enhance all aspects of our campus community.

How to Give at the 1833 Society Level

Gifts of $1,833 or more ensure membership in the 1833 Society. You are welcome to spread your contributions throughout the year, make a recurring credit card gift or use your matching gift dollars from your employer to become part of the 1833 Society. All gifts must be received within the fiscal year, July 1 – June 30.

Gift Begins Number of Gifts Monthly Gift Amount
July 12 monthly gifts $152.75 a month
August 11 monthly gifts $166.64 a month
September 10 monthly gifts $183.30 a month
October 9 monthly gifts $203.67 a month
November 8 monthly gifts $229.13 a month
December 7 monthly gifts $261.86 a month
January 6 monthly gifts $305.50 a month
February 5 monthly gifts $366.60 a month
March 4 monthly gifts $458.25 a month
April 3 monthly gifts $611.00 a month
May 2 monthly gifts $916.50 a month

Engagement Opportunities

Members of the 1833 Society are invited to events throughout the year. This year’s events include a wine and cheese reception with President Jorge G. Gonzalez during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend. Homecoming and Reunion Weekend on Saturday, October 16, 2021. 1833 Society donors are also invited to attend the Kalamazoo Bach Festival Christmas concert and holiday buffet at the home of the president on Sunday, December 5, 2021.

Giving Levels Within the 1833 Society

Scholars Society $25,000 or more
Bowen Society $10,000 to $24,999
Mandelle Society $5,000 to $9,999
Welles Society $2,500 to $4,999
Dewing Society $1,833 to $2,499


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

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

1833 Society guests enjoying an annual reception in the Hornets Suite during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend.
1833 Society guests enjoy events on campus throughout the year.