Kalamazoo College Fund

Impact Report

Kalamazoo College Fund contributions from July 2018 through June 2019 totaled $2,460,408. Thank you for helping ensure Kalamazoo College has the resources to prepare its graduates to provide enlightened leadership, forge better understanding and lead successful lives in a richly diverse and increasingly complex world.

Your Gifts Make a Difference

The Kalamazoo College Fund provided financial resources to the following areas in academic year 2018-19:



As the world changes, Kalamazoo College is working to bring the benefits of its excellent liberal arts education to talented students who may not otherwise have the opportunity to take advantage of the K-Plan. Your generosity helps K remain accessible.


Faculty Excellence

Extraordinary teaching is essential to K's distinctive approach to learning. Your gifts make it possible for K to attract, retain and support professors who are among the best and most-qualified in their fields.
Among full-time faculty, 96 percent hold a Ph.D. or other terminal degree.


The K Experience

The elements of the K-Plan go far beyond rigorous academics to include experiential learning opportunities for all students. Your gifts make it possible for K students to take part in study abroad, internships, externships, career treks, civic engagement opportunities and more. Our beautiful campus is also essential to the K experience. Your generosity helps sustain these programs and facilities.

Day of Gracious Giving

While K students celebrated the unique tradition of Day of Gracious Living, 1,101 alumni and friends of the College joined in a Day of Gracious Giving, contributing a total of $280,627.

1833 Society

This leadership group of 372 committed donors, including young alumni, gave $1.7 million to the Kalamazoo College Fund last year.

2019 Senior Gift Challenge

Each year the senior class collectively contributes to the College as part of their Senior Gift Challenge. With the leadership of their Class Agents, 117 Hornets from the class of 2019 made a gift to K before graduation.

Matching Gifts

Twelve percent of the total dollars raised for the Kalamazoo College Fund were contributed as a result of donors taking advantage of their employers’ matching gift opportunities. Many organizations will match your charitable gift.

The K-Plan


The Kalamazoo College Fund supports the retention and development of excellent faculty who inspire students to cultivate the knowledge and skills they need to become leaders in their fields.


Donations make it possible for students—regardless of financial need—to participate in this life-changing cornerstone of the Kalamazoo College experience.


Charitable gifts provide students with hands-on opportunities that add breadth and depth to their learning.


Financial support allows students to participate in summer research programs that provide the basis for Senior Individualized Projects, adding meaning and context to their K experience.

K-Plan Outcomes

Ninety-one percent of 2018 graduates seeking employment had secured it within six months of graduation.

Among U.S. colleges and universities surveyed by the National Science Foundation, K is among the top 2 percent for the proportion of graduates who go on to receive doctoral degrees.

Among five- and 10-year graduates combined, 39 percent of respondents reported an annual income of $100,000 or more.

Make a Difference

Gifts to the Kalamazoo College Fund are essential to the support of scholarships, faculty excellence and resources, and the K experience.

• Visit kzoo.edu/onlinegiving
• Call 269.337.7236
• Email kcf@kzoo.edu
• Mail: Kalamazoo College Fund
1200 Academy Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49006

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