The Eastern Washington University Foundation (a 501c3) is responsible for all fundraising activity on behalf of Eastern Washington University. It seeks to engage EWU alumni and friends in philanthropic support of the university’s mission: to prepare broadly-educated, technologically-proficient and highly-productive citizens to attain meaningful careers, to enjoy enriched lives and to make contributions to a culturally-diverse society.
The Foundation’s directors provide external oversight of the Foundation’s operations, and the Executive Director of the Foundation reports to them. The bylaws stipulate that one member of the university’s Board of Trustees (BOT), acting as a representative of the BOT, can serve as a director on the Foundation, thus assuring a formal channel of communication between EWU and the EWU Foundation. The directors recognize a responsibility to reflect, in their membership, the geographic, ethnic and gender diversity of Eastern Washington University’s alumni and friends.
The Foundation has a responsibility to be accountable to its constituencies; to its Board of Directors (who serve without remuneration and at their own expense); to Eastern Washington University and its leadership, faculty, staff and students; to its donors; to its volunteers; and to the advancement team. One of the ways in which the Foundation is accountable is by making materials accessible to those that care about the mission and success of the EWU Foundation in bringing private-sector resources to the university. You will find these materials within this site.