1833 Society for Young Alumni

Give to K 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 2007-2023 graduates to become leaders in philanthropy through the tiered giving structure detailed below.

Class Years Gift Amount Monthly Gift
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 2022-June 2023); recognition as an 1833 Society for Young Alumni donor will be based on total giving for the 2022-2023 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 in the Hornets Suite at the Kalamazoo College Athletic Fieldhouse on Saturday, October 22, 2022.
    • The Kalamazoo Bach Festival Christmas concert and holiday buffet on campus (location to be determined) on Sunday, December 4, 2022.
  • 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.