EWU Foundation’s annual gift to the university reaches all-time high of more than $5.5 million.

[ February 2016 | Vol. 2 | Issue 2 ]  Mike Ekins (left), Vice Chair of EWU Foundation and Jim Murphy (right), Chair, EWU Board of Trustees, celebrate EWU Foundation’s record-breaking gift to the university. The ceremonial check was presented at EWU’s annual Thanksgiving luncheon for faculty and staff, which was generously sponsored by Spokane Teachers Credit Union. EWU Foundation Endowment Outperforms National Average A new national study reveals the Eastern Washington University Foundation Endowment continues to perform above national averages. The data was collected from 812 U.S. colleges and universities for the 2015 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments (NCSE). According to the survey, here is how the Foundation’s investment portfolio fared compared to the national average:   National Avg. EWUF 1-Year Return 2.40% 3.50% 3-Year … [Read more...]

Financial Dashboard

[ October 2015 | Vol. 2 | Issue 1 ] Freshman Inga Erickson is an athlete who wants to become an athletic trainer or physical therapist. Thanks to the West Side Alumni Scholarship she is on her way at EWU. “I have always been amazed by how athletic trainers or a physical therapist can take an injured person and assist them with the healing process and get back competing as soon as possible. What I like is when a physical therapist is working with a patient they are solely focused on helping them, that's what I want to do for someone someday.” Flanked by her dad and West Side CBPA Randy Wells, Dean’s Puget Sound Advisory Board members, Erickson receives a giant check representing her West Side Alumni Scholarship award at the West Side send off in September. She said in her scholarship application, “My dad is a high school counselor and I understand how much even one scholarship … [Read more...]

Thank You For Your Generous Support that Benefits Grateful Students like Freshman Leah Howard!

[ June 2015 | Vol. 1 | Issue 3 ]  The scholarship endowment is growing in leaps and bounds with new investments by donors like you aided by an improving economy that helps to improve the return on the EWU Foundation investment portfolio. Annual direct scholarship support is expected to reach $1M very soon! Leah Howard graduated from high school last spring, confident in her future, because Eastern was able to provide important financial support that helped her begin her college career. Your gifts help Eastern’s diverse and talented students soar. Thank you!   … [Read more...]

Endowment Performance and Value

[ Dec. 2014 | Vol. 1 | Issue 2 ]  For the period July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 … [Read more...]

bigFutures: The Campaign for Eastern

[ Aug. 2014 | Vol. 1 | Issue 1 ]  EWU’s first major private fundraising campaign wrapped up in June.  Thank you EWU friends, alumni and employees for your participation. 450 students attend EWU because of you and donors like you! Annual gifts and endowed scholarships helped fund more than $800,000 in scholarships last year.  At $7,961 per year, Eastern’s tuition is the lowest among Washington’s four-year universities. But—add living expenses—and the annual cost of a EWU education creeps up to around $18,000!  Your gifts keep college within reach for hundreds of students every year. … [Read more...]


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