Become a Sponsor!

Invitation to Co-Sponsor KGMS’s Annual Gem and Mineral Show

About KGMS:

The Kalamazoo Geological and Mineral Society (KGMS) is a 501 (c)(3) educational organization whose main purpose is to further interest in gems, minerals, geology, paleontology, and lapidary arts.

The KGMS also awards geology scholarships every year to student(s) attending Western Michigan University’s Geological Sciences Department.

Kid’s Day:
The Friday of the Annual KGMS Show is “Kid’s Day” where all 3rd, 4th, 5th grade student from area counties, are invited to attend. Teachers also leverage the field trip by incorporating quizzes and learning activities around what is presented including a club sponsored program. In past years approximately 1,000 kids have participated. Now, however, attendance has dropped due to the high costs of fuel and the economic impacts on school budgets.

Use of Co-Sponsor Funds:

•KGMS allots $100 fuel subsidies for bussing of the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade school students to the show on Friday’s “Kids Day”. The teachers are provided curriculum guides and activity sheets in advance,to assist with integrating the visit into class activities.

•Co-Sponsors may earmark their donation for any area such as educational exhibits, displays, bus subsidies, and advertising.

•As Host-Sponsor, all primary and initial contributions come from funds generated by members of the Kalamazoo Geological and Mineral Society.

•Any excess funds will be placed in the Western Michigan University Scholarship fund.

Please become a Co-Sponsor now:

Any donated amount from co-sponsors is appreciated.

Please make checks payable to: Kalamazoo Geological and Mineral Society. Cash donations are also accepted but do not mail. A Tax Receipt will be provided upon remittance.

If mailing, please send contributions to:
Kate Dutrow/Chet Parrow
5224 Green Pine Lane
Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Funds will be held in an account at First Community Federal Credit Union, Portage, MI. The Kalamazoo Geological and Mineral Society is a registered public charity. Contributions are deductible under Section 170 of 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code.

Please contact Treasurer, Kate Dutrow or Chet Parrow, at (269) 372-2177 with any questions you may have.

Thanks You!

Kalamazoo Geological and Mineral Society

As a thank you to KGMS Co-Sponsors, all participants who donate $100 or more will receive a special gift as well as recognition on our website.