[ Dec. 2014 | Vol. 1 | Issue 2 ] In her October State of the University Address, President Mary Cullinan pinpointed decisive next steps for EWU: increase private funding of scholarships, cultivate tangible support for non-traditional students and power profound contributions to the vitality of our region by taking on global challenges like sustainably living on planet earth. Such initiatives continue to propel EWU onto the national stage as a leader for successfully graduating a diverse student body prepared to power our regional economy and contribute to a sustainable future for all. Helping donors create the kind of world you want to live in is why I come to work every day! The stories in this issue of bigImpacts demonstrate how your gifts shape individual futures and make better communities, and why EWU needs you more than ever! With gratitude for your support I send my … [Read more...]
$4,081,000! Mike Ekins, vice chair, EWU Foundation presents President Mary Cullinan with the largest annual contribution to the university—ever!
[ Aug. 2014 | Vol. 1 | Issue 1 ] Big Impacts is your new EWU Foundation quarterly newsletter that charts how the Foundation tracks and distributes your gifts, shares stories of how your generosity impacts student success, and links you to university news and event calendars. Dr. Rodolfo Arévalo, Eastern Washington University’s 25th president retired July 31. During his eight-year term Dr. Arévalo successfully championed Eastern and higher education needs in Olympia, fought to keep Washington college education affordable and led development of innovative programs that ensure EWU students successfully graduate. His efforts have made important strides for student success: • Eastern’s tuition is the lowest among Washington four-year universities • EWU graduation rates are up • September 2013 marked record 12,791 EWU enrollment Thank you for your leadership Dr. Arévalo! … [Read more...]