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 2005-2021 graduates to become leaders in philanthropy through the tiered giving structure detailed below.

Class Years Gift Amount Monthly Gift
2019, 2020, 2021 $100 $8.34
2016, 2017, 2018 $250 $20.84
2014, 2015 $500 $41.67
2012, 2013 $750 $62.50
2010, 2011 $1,000 $83.34
2008, 2009 $1,250 $104.17
2006, 2007 $1,500 $125.00
2005 + $1,833 $152.75

Please note: the monthly gift amounts above reflect 12 payments (July 2020-June 2021); recognition as a 1833 Society for Young Alumni donor will be based on total giving for the 2020-2021 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 throughout the academic year, including a wine and cheese reception with President Jorge G. Gonzalez during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend; and the Kalamazoo Bach Festival Christmas concert and holiday buffet at the president’s home. Homecoming and Reunion Weekend (originally scheduled for October 23-25, 2020) has been postponed to April 23-25, 2021. The health and safety of our alumni, guests and campus community are the College’s top priorities. We appreciate your understanding as we navigate these still uncertain times and will notify our Young Alumni 1833 Society guests of any event changes.
  • 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.