Kalamazoo College Fund
Impact Report

July 2021 – June 2022

Kalamazoo College Fund gifts create access to K by providing essential need-based and/or merit-based financial aid; enhance faculty excellence; and expand the many academic, experiential and extracurricular components of each student’s K experience.

K’s Highest Priorities

Your support of K’s Highest Priorities is essential in providing resources across campus and brighter opportunities for all elements of the K-Plan.

Financial Aid

Ninety-eight percent of K students receive some form of financial aid. Gifts ensure access to every aspect of a Kalamazoo College education and allow us to grow as a diverse learning community.

Faculty Excellence

Gifts to Faculty Excellence help provide funding in support of teaching, research and creative work. K’s small class sizes mean that students get individualized attention from our outstanding faculty—94% of whom hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree in their field.

Ryley White ’23

“The philanthropy of alumni and others has allowed me access to the Kalamazoo College experience. Without the generous scholarships that have been established, I would not have been able to enjoy the vast and unique opportunities that K has to offer.”

  —Ryley White ’23

Kalamazoo College Fund in Review


Dollars Raised


Alumni Donors


Dollars Raised by
Gifts of $250 or Less


1833 Society


1833 Society

Day of Gracious Giving 2022

Donors gave $448,353 (not including anonymous matching gifts) in support of the Kalamazoo College Fund. Thank you to alumni, parents, friends, faculty and staff who supported brighter opportunities for K students—preparing them to shine a brighter light into the world as alumni.

“The K-Plan truly encompasses the liberal arts values K strives to impart to students and challenges me to ask not just ‘How?’ but ‘Why?’ My work with Dr. Daniela Arias-Rotondo’s lab group has allowed me to hone my collaborative skills in a research-focused environment and practice critical thinking and problem solving.”

  —Maxwell Rhames ’25

Brighter Light Campaign

Thank you for lighting the way. All gifts to the Kalamazoo College Fund are part of the Brighter Light Campaign. As of June 30, the campaign includes more than $15.72 million in gifts directed to the Kalamazoo College Fund. These gifts are put into action immediately to support K’s Highest Priorities, Financial Aid and Faculty Excellence.


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