1833 Society for Young Alumni

Give to Kalamazoo College Contributions from alumni provided the resources and scholarships that prepared you to be a leader. Today’s K students are undergoing that same preparation. As an alum, you can show your appreciation by paying it  forward with a leadership gift.

Lead by Example

The 1833 Society for Young Alumni enables 2006-2022 graduates to become leaders in philanthropy through the tiered giving structure detailed below.

Class Years Gift Amount Monthly Gift
2020, 2021, 2022 $100 $8.34
2017, 2018, 2019 $250 $20.84
2015, 2016 $500 $41.67
2013, 2014 $750 $62.50
2011, 2012 $1,000 $83.34
2009, 2010 $1,250 $104.17
2007, 2008 $1,500 $125.00
2006 + $1,833 $152.75

Please note: the monthly gift amounts above reflect 12 payments (July 2021-June 2022); recognition as a 1833 Society for Young Alumni donor will be based on total giving for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.

Engagement Opportunities

Your leadership gift to the Kalamazoo College Fund makes it possible for today’s students to appreciate the K experience. In return, as a Young Alumni 1833 Society donor, you will receive:

  • Invitations to special events during the academic year, including:
    • A wine and cheese reception with President Jorge G. Gonzalez during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend on October 16, 2021.
    • The Kalamazoo Bach Festival Christmas concert and holiday buffet at the president’s home on December 5, 2021.
  • Networking opportunities with other K alumni and leadership donors.
  • Special recognition at on-campus and at regional alumni events.
  • The satisfaction of supporting the growth of exceptional programs and a strong campus community.


For more information or questions regarding Young Alumni giving, 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.

*Gifts totaling $1,833 or more to the Kalamazoo College Fund are recognized as regular 1833 Society donors.