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!


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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Felicia Boyer

In a few years, after Felicia Boyer earns her degree in nursing, she hopes to offer hope and joy to the sick and suffering, wherever they live. “I hope to travel and help people in third-world countries, but I also would like to help the less fortunate in the U.S.,” she said. “Donors’ contributions to […]

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Greta Olson

Greta Olson benefitted greatly from a scholarship that helped her pursue a double major in professional accounting and management information systems. Her skills will make her more employable, enable her to provide beneficial services to clients after she passes the CPA exam, and help her make significant contributions in her ambitious volunteer work. Greta Olson […]

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Kassidy Van Berkum

EWU student Kassidy Van Berkum would not be at Eastern if it weren’t for a dream, determination and donor support. Not long ago, her dad was diagnosed with cancer. “Watching him go through surgeries and chemotherapies has fueled my fire even more to be there for people like him when they are sick,” she said. […]

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Celebrating Our Library Sponsors

Celebrating Our Library Sponsors Every year, almost every Eastern student and most faculty members visit EWU Libraries – at the 153,000-square-foot JFK Library and online. Why do people donate money to support EWU Libraries? Read their stories, in their words. When we look through the eyes of our generous donors and why they give to […]

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Banking on Success

Banking on Success Eastern alumni Terry Neal ’85 and David Van Belle ’12, ’86, of US Bank in Spokane, had the opportunity to meet the three recipients of the bank’s Accounting and Finance Scholarship. They saw firsthand how the scholarship awards affect the lives of the recipients. Yvonne Clark ’15, BA accounting, shared her story […]

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