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!

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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Kalispel Tribe of Indians, Corporate Partner of 2017

Thank you, Kalispel Tribe of Indians, for your continued support of Eastern Washington University student success. Watch this video to see how together we make a difference.

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“She came from this and became this”

CeCe George had a dress. As orphans in Haiti, she and her brother sometimes ate clay from the ground just to fill their stomachs. Only children from wealthy families or those with sponsors could go to school. Denys Diaz worked alongside her family members in the Yakima Valley agricultural fields. It was hard work, but […]

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Two students you inspired to be awesome

Mykel Vanek overcame childhood leukemia. Dante Tyler is coping with his mom’s serious health challenges. Both faced financial obstacles that they could only hurdle because donors like you chose to support EWU scholarships. Mykel and Dante know they were born to do great things. Mykel wants to do public relations/communications/visual design work for worthy causes. […]

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Pi Kappa Alpha, Philanthropy of 2017

Thank you, brothers of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, for your support of Eastern Washington University Libraries and the Randy Van Turner Scholarship. Your generosity will mean so much to so many Eastern students and communities around the world for generations to come. Watch this video to learn how Eastern alumni are inspired to give […]

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Singing your praises

The generosity of supporters like you directly helps students achieve their goals. Scholarship recipient Michael Sinitsa (’16), grew up in a newly immigrated Russian family. He watched his parents work hard and live frugally in order to provide every opportunity for their children. Savoring the rare delicacy of fresh fruit and daily music lessons taught […]

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Feel the joy!

Feel the joy! In one day, Nov. 29, 2016, EWU’s first Giving Joy Day, more than one-quarter million dollars were donated for scholarships. See how excited and thankful our students are for your scholarship support.

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