Ways to Give

Outright gifts

Cash and/or credit card gifts are the most popular and convenient means of support. They have the most immediate impact on the university and students. Funds can be designated as unrestricted (Eastern Fund), or wherever you choose. Make a gift online.

Annual Giving

Annual giving impacts the lives of Eastern Washington University students and faculty who start something big every day. Your annual gift will support one or more areas on campus such as scholarships, departments, clubs and organizations, campus improvement, residential life and athletics. Thanks to thousands of generous alumni, parents, students and friends of the university, many incredible minds have been impacted.

Brick Campaign

The Brick Campaign provides a unique opportunity to support EWU and leave your legacy through the purchase of personalized bricks along one of Eastern’s historic walkways. The tax-deductible bricks are 4″ x 8″ and will display special messages chosen by you. You may add your class year, collegiate organization or a special message. Bricks are also a great opportunity to congratulate a recent grad, celebrate a degree or accomplishment, or honor a loved one. Learn more or buy a brick now.

Stocks and Bonds

Stocks and bonds, or other forms of securities that have appreciated in value, offer our donors significant tax advantages. Gifted securities are tax-deductible at their market value on the date of the gift, and subject to charitable gift regulations.  Please contact Chandra Schumacher for gift transmittal information.

Bequests

A gift of cash or property made through a will or living trust leaves a lasting legacy to the designation of your choice. Eastern can be named as a beneficiary of an estate, as the recipient of a stated dollar sum or as a residual beneficiary.  Please contact Dennis Reed, Director of Planned Giving to learn more.

Real Estate

Real estate that has appreciated in value can be of great value as a gift to Eastern. Consultation with an EWU advancement officer is recommended.

Matching Corporate Gifts

Thousands of companies nationwide match their employees’ charitable contributions. Some match retirees’ and spouses’ contributions. Please check with your human resources office to determine if you can double or triple the impact of your contribution. Visit www.ewu.edu/matchinggift for a list of companies and matching ratios.

Life Insurance

Life insurance can provide the opportunity to make a substantial gift. A policy that is no longer required for its original purpose may be transferred to Eastern. New or existing policies naming the university as beneficiary may be used as long-term planned gifts.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

Charitable remainder trusts (CRTs) are tax-saving alternatives for people who want to make a substantial gift. CRTs are income plans that allow the donor to make a gift to Eastern, while retaining the interest income for his or her lifetime (or term of years), or for the lifetime of a named beneficiary. When the trust ends, the assets remaining pass to the Eastern program of your choice. CRTs are irrevocable.

Charitable Gift Annuities

Charitable gift annuities, like charitable remainder trusts, are life-income gifts. You transfer assets now, receiving a charitable deduction for a portion of the transfer, and you, or a beneficiary, receive income for the rest of your life, or a fixed period of time.  Please contact Dennis Reed, Director of Planned Giving to learn more.

All gifts to EWU Foundation are tax-deductible to the full extent allowable by law. Always consult your tax advisor for advice and possible tax benefits.


* An annual administrative fee of up to 2% may apply to your donation. This fee provides essential operational support for the EWU Foundation.