The Impact of Gifts

Every gift to the Eastern Washington University Foundation has an immediate, positive impact on the lives of EWU students.

You can see examples of private financial support in action on all of Eastern’s campuses and within our communities where students, faculty and alumni conduct research, learn, collaborate on civic improvements, build careers and entertain us. We share these stories to express our gratitude for everyone who contributes to EWU student success. Thank you for your continued support!

The History Department Alumnus Pays Back for His EWU Education

History students Chelsea and McKenzie, start this school year with a little extra help from Rick and Carolyn Mattern. Their generosity to the College of Social Sciences History Department, enables the department to award multiple scholarships to deserving students. Rick (’73), attributes his career success at Boeing in large part to the liberal arts education he received at […]

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EWU College of Distinction

EWU is proud to be acknowledged as a 2018-19 College of Distinction for the second consecutive year.  Through this national honor, Eastern has been recognized for creating an impactful and innovative learning environment dedicated to students’ success in the classroom and beyond earning their degree. “We are absolutely thrilled to recognize Eastern Washington University as a […]

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Big Sky Presidents’ Cup

Donor-supported scholarships help attract bright, hard-working athletes who strive for success on the field, on the court, and in the classroom. That’s how Eastern Eagles won the 2017-18 Big Sky Conference Presidents’ Cup.  

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Cindy Wright Doyle Business Scholarship

The Cindy Wright Doyle Business Scholarship is created in memory of EWU alumna Cindy Wright Doyle. Cindy was a lifelong resident of the Tri-Cities region and graduated from Kamiakin High School in Kennewick in 1985. After attending Columbia Basin College for two years, Cindy transferred to Eastern Washington University, graduating in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in […]

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2018-2019 Golden Eagle Scholarship Recipient

Kodee Wagner is a communication disorders major pursuing a career in speech pathology. She transferred to Eastern Washington University from the community college system in fall 2016. Her current GPA is 3.98 and she has been consistently on the Dean’s List. Kodee’s passion to become a speech pathologist began when she was able to observe her […]

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Your Philanthropy Launches EWU Engineering Students’ Careers

Are you an annual or EWU employee payroll donor? If you answered yes, then a portion of your unrestricted giving supports the EWU Foundation’s Start Something Big Grants Program that helps professors innovate and engage students in the real-world application of classroom learning and undergraduate research. Your dollars help fund career-building experiences outside the classroom […]

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Engineering student prints 3-D prosthetic arm for local fifth-grader

Shannon Kellam is full-time engineering student at EWU, president of the Rocketry Club, and a single mother to a fifth- and third-grader. As if she weren’t busy enough, Kellam also helped to build a 3-D-printed prosthetic arm for Spokane Public Schools fifth-grader Isaiah Strom. A team from EWU’s Engineering Department, which included Kellam, engineering tech Frank De […]

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Crystal’s dream is coming true, thanks to EWU!

Crystal’s dream is to become a pediatrician. At Eastern, she has found many great opportunities to further her education, from research-focused professors and pre-med club, to job shadowing at Spokane’s best hospitals.

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“Being an Eastern Eagle means being part of a family, but also making an impact!”

After a near-deadly car accident in her first year of college, Josie Ledbeter discovered what is truly important to her – impacting others’ lives. “In my opinion, I feel success is being able to look back on life, knowing that you brought good to the world and a brighter future for others,” Josie said. Josie, […]

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Giving Joy Day 11.28.2017

Thank you, Eagles!

Thank you, Eagles for your tremendous support for our second annual Giving Joy Day! Together, we raised a grand total of $259,831.  

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