Major Gifts

Major gifts are transformational for EWU Athletics

Gifts of $5,000 or more, given annually, as major gifts. Help us advance the program and plan ahead for long-term success and sustainability.

Here are some options that are considered major gifts:

Our EAF representatives are excited to sit down with you, or talk over the phone, to learn about your passions and how they align with our giving opportunities.

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EKG Society

Eagle Athletic Fund donors who commit to a gift of $25,000 or more ($5,000 or more a year for 5 years) that is above and beyond any seating or parking requirements will receive unique benefits as a part of the EKG Society such as:

  • Tax deduction (consult your tax advisor)
  • Special Events for EKG Society Members only
  • Exclusive Access Opportunities
  • And much more

EKG Society Information

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Capital Projects

Current Projects:

Planned Projects:

  • Stadium Renovation Project – Phase III
  • Stadium Renovation Project – Phase IV

Completed Projects:


When you establish an endowment, your generosity to Eastern Athletics will live on forever. Because the principal of your gift remains intact, with the proceeds providing an ongoing source of support, your endowment will support Eags for generations. Endowment gifts may be pledged over time and qualify you for priority points and special benefits.

Endow a Scholarship

Scholarships are one of Eastern Athletics’ largest annual expenses. When you endow a scholarship, you give a student-athlete the opportunity for a world-class education at Eastern Washington University. The more scholarships covered by endowments, the more funds we free up to support and retain our great coaches and provide fans with an exhilarating game-day experience. A minimum gift of $25,000, payable over five years, establishes an endowed scholarship and makes a lasting impact on our student-athletes.

I am beyond thankful for the opportunities I’ve been given here at Eastern. I am beyond grateful to play at such a high level while recieving an educations.

– Sage Brustad, Volleyball Scholarship, Criminal Justice Major

Planned Giving - Estate and Bequest Gifts

Create a lasting bond by including EWU Athletics in your overall tax, estate and financial plans. Many giving options are available to be recognized as a member of the Legacy Society.

Estate/Bequest Gifts

Include EWU Athletics in your will by designating a dollar amount, percentage of your estate, or remainder of your estate to a chosen department or sports program.

Beneficiary Designations

Name EWU Athletics as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy, IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

Additional Long-Term Gift Options

Consider EWU Athletics when planning your charitable lead trusts, remainder trusts and gift annuities or real estate.

Let Us Help

A representative will assist you with a plan to provide a legacy gift through established trusts, gift annuities, life insurance, retirement plans, stocks and/or real estate. This request can be a specific amount, a percentage, or even a specific asset.

Already have Eastern Athletics in your plans? Let us know so we can properly document and recognize your foresight and generous support to future Eags. Either contact us or fill out a copy of our planned gift notification form and send it in.

Free Estate Planning Guide

By making a planned gift to EWU Athletics, you can maximize tax savings while making a profound impact for Eastern’s student-athletes and athletics programs.

EAF Foundation Contacts

If you're interested in learning more information please contact us.

Rickie Alvarez

Rickie Alvarez

Associate Athletic Director
Director of Philanthropy


Rich Rasmussen

Rich Rasmussen

Associate Athletic Director
Director of Philanthropy


Tax Information

The Eagle Athletic Fund operates under the Eastern Washington University Foundation, which is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization recognized as a public charity. In addition, gifts made to the Foundation qualify for the charitable contribution deduction under Section 170(b)(1)(A) of the Internal Revenue Service. EWU Foundation Federal Tax ID #: 91-1019819