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!


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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Margaret (Beckman) Fettig & Alfred Fettig

Margaret (Beckman) Fettig passed away in 2012 after a long and courageous battle with cancer at the age of 75. She knew the value of education firsthand, both as a student and as a teacher, and gave her entire life to educating children. Today, her husband, Alfred Fettig Margaret met her husband, Alfred, while both were […]

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Rebekah Weber

Thanks to Eastern Washington University alumni, Rebekah Weber is happy, successful and teaching developmentally delayed children. As the seventh of 10 children in her family, Rebekah grew up in Newport, Wash. After high school, she moved to Spokane, where she earned a community college associate’s degree. “By the time I enrolled at Eastern, I had […]

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EAF Donors Help Eagles Bring Their A-Game

EAF Donors Help Eagles Bring Their A-Game Scholarships you provided for Eastern Washington University student athletes through donations to the Eagle Athletic Fund have had an incredible impact on performance on fields, courts and in the classroom! In the fall quarter of 2014, EWU student athletes had a collective 3.25 grade point average (GPA), including […]

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Alek Gayton & Deacon Band

Alek Gayton plays drums. Deacon Band plays power tools. Both call Eastern “home.” You might think that the owner of a construction company who teaches construction management courses at EWU would have little in common with a music major who will play drums for a living. But this is Eastern, a close-knit community where people […]

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Barbara Shields & Hannah Seagrave

Generations apart, two EWU alumnae define success in very similar ways. Barbara Shields, 84 years young: “It’s being the best you can be.” Hannah Seagrave, 21: “Success is not how high your GPA is or how many years it takes to gain a diploma, rather it is a valuable accomplishment because success means you did […]

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