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!


Diana and Kenneth Manville

Diana and Kenneth Manville wanted to do something to honor their son’s memory. “Starting a scholarship fund is suitable because EWU is where Matthew found his true calling,” Diana said. “Many generous, caring people have contributed to the scholarship. Kenneth and I are proud to have these funds available to deserving students in the Mechanical […]

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Jim DeWalt & Colleen Harbick

Before the 2008 recession hit, Jim DeWalt, 1973 alumnus and president and CEO of Associated Industries of the Inland Northwest (A.I.), had been thinking about the most impactful way to give back to his alma mater. Colleen Harbick, a single mother of three, a school bus driver and a first-generation EWU student pursuing a degree […]

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EWU Digital Commons

When you give to EWU Foundation, you impact every student and faculty member in every college, department and program. Now you can see what they are researching, learning and sharing with the world at EWU Digital Commons. The EWU Digital Commons, an institutional repository for the university, is now live. This online platform and suite […]

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Washington Trust Bank

The 2014 EWU Alumni Award for Organization of Excellence has been presented to Washington Trust Bank. Washington Trust and its employees have shared their time, enthusiasm and resources to help the EWU Alumni Association expand the football pregame fan zone, known as the Red Zone, with a mobile banking unit, a hot dog and video […]

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Bart Mihailovich

Actions speak louder than words. Bart Mihailovich is so passionate about protecting the Spokane River, he combines actions and words to advance the cause.     Some say Bart Mihailovich has a lion’s courage, a driven desire to make the lives of others around him better and the humility to take issues that are important […]

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Dr. Thomas Tiffany

Since 1965, when he graduated from EWU, Dr. Thomas Tiffany has made significant contributions in the national medical reference laboratory business. Tom is a visionary leader who left a legacy in his joint venture partnership model between medical reference laboratory and hospital systems, which is in practice now in more than half a dozen states. […]

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Amanda DeBleeker

One of Amanda DeBleeker‘s favorite things to do is spend time with her 92-year-old grandmother. “She is my inspiration,” Amanda said. “With the help of the scholarship I received, I will someday be able to give older adults some of the care and love my grandmother has shown me.” Amanda’s interest in psychology, social work […]

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Andrew Delgado

At EWU, Andrew Delgado discovered that he could pursue a degree in recreation management to follow his dream of helping young people lead fun, healthy, active lives. “Financing college has become a challenge for many, including myself,” he said. “Over and over, I saw friends walk away from our campus with unfinished goals and broken […]

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Brolin Graham

When donors support scholarships for students like Brolin Graham, they might just save a life. Brolin Graham’s decision to major in outdoor recreation goes back to when he was just 13 years old, when he became involved in the Civil Air Patrol emergency services in search and rescue and disaster relief. He trained to participate […]

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Curtis Barnes

“Some of my greatest joys have come through seeing the way service I render affects the lives of others,” Curtis Barnes said. “I would not have been able to participate with service organizations, spend time at home with my two children or maintain full-time internship hours had it not been for the generous scholarship I […]

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