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!

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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Ryan Walters

Ryan Walters has donated countless hours, talents and knowledge for the betterment of the young men of Sigma Phi Epsilon Wa Gamma (SigEp) Chapter at Eastern Washington University. He helped them achieve the highest fraternity GPA on campus for the 2012-13 academic year and instituted a program to develop students into professionals.     Ryan, […]

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Justin Von Hagel

Justin Von Hagel has been a consistent presence on the EWU campus in the College of Science, Health and Engineering. He is a positive example, a role model, an adviser and a guide for students and young alumni who are starting their professional lives.     Since he graduated in 1996 from EWU with a […]

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Albert "Al" Watson

During the 1967-1968 academic year, few ROTC cadets doubted they were training for duty in Vietnam. Eastern Washington State College had the third-largest ROTC program in the nation. That program would produce one of the finest leaders to wear the U.S. Army uniform, Albert “Al” Watson.     Al was part of Eastern ROTC while […]

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Dr. Rick Allen

Dr. Rick Allen has spent his life making a difference. Working his way through college by bailing hay, washing dishes and digging ditches, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Eastern in 1969. But that was only the beginning of an amazing career that has impacted the lives of many.     Later, he […]

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Quinton Baker

When he was a little boy, Quinton Baker‘s mom worked two jobs to pay for their one-bedroom apartment. He learned from her that he would have to work hard to get what he wanted in life. He also learned along the way that he had a passion for helping people. Quinton attended community college, and […]

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