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!

Every gift impacts lives

Every gift impacts the lives of Eastern students, faculty, our communities, our country and our world. In this video, students and faculty tell you how much you inspire them every day.

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Your Donations to Scholarships Have Powerful Results

Your donations to scholarships have powerful results. Some Eastern students have endured unimaginable, difficult past experiences. What directions would their lives have taken without scholarship support from generous donors? We can only speculate. Watch this video to learn how scholarships transformed the lives of two students who are now proud Eastern alumnae. They are forever […]

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Serving Those Who Serve America

For the 2016-17 academic year, eight students who proudly served or continue to serve their country will be awarded $15,850 in scholarship support to help them continue their education at EWU. These students served in all branches of the service, several are still serving in the National Guard or Reserves, and several have families. Many […]

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Shilter Family

Five Eagles. Five siblings. Five scholarships. Five awesome success stories.

Five Eagles. Five siblings. Five scholarships. Five awesome success stories. Anna Schilter, class of 2017, double majoring in international affairs and Spanish, has been inspired by awesome donors. “That’s what I think about when I’m applying for scholarships, is really the donor behind the scholarships. They’re sacrificing a portion of what they make, and they’re […]

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Thank You EAF Members

EAF Commencement

Before they walked across the stage at commencement, our student-athletes delivered a special message to EAF members and the rest of Eagle Nation.  

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Sarah Burns

Sarah (Glaser) Burns

The true impact of your gifts to EWU Foundation can be seen every day in our communities. We recently caught up with Sarah (Glaser) Burns, the first recipient of the EWU Retirees Association Golden Eagle Scholarship (2004-05). She graduated from EWU in 2005 with a BA in social work, magna cum laude. Here’s what she’s […]

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Dan Waterbly

Dan Waterbly

Dan Waterbly wanted to go to college to be a doctor, but he fainted at the sight of blood. He had to pick a different field. “After taking my first programming class, I knew exactly what I wanted to do,” Dan says. Despite what he “wanted to do,” Dan’s Eastern story mirrors that of many […]

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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

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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