Giving Joy Day Friday, April 2

On Giving Joy Day, knock down obstacles to success!

What's new this year?

Join us in giving gifts of joy in honor of Eastern’s 139th birthday. This Giving Joy Day, we’re creating upward mobility for students facing a barrier.

Eastern is committed to providing access to affordable and exceptional education to all, yet many talented and hard-working students are presented with obstacles they cannot overcome.


How Can I Participate?

Give a Gift

On April 2, give a gift of any amount to any EWU fund that means the most to you.

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Become a Social Media Ambassador

It’s a privilege and an important job – share the day with your social media followers.

Get Involved

Share on Social Media

Share the message of #GivingJoyDay on your social media! Encourage your friends to make a gift and give joy.

Inspire Others

Challenge your friends, coworkers and business competitors to one-up you with random acts of kindness or dollars for EWU student success.

Facebook Profile Frames

Show everyone you’re supporting Giving Joy Day with a custom frame for your Facebook profile. Simply hover your profile picture and select “Update,” then “Add Frame” and search for “givingjoyday” to pick from one of three options. Need help?

Try It Now

Example profile photos with Giving Joy Day frames overlaid on them

The Impact of Gifts

“The scholarships I received made coming to EWU possible, as without them I probably would not be finishing up my last year right now. More than anything, these scholarships have significantly reduced the financial strain on my family and I. I have been blessed by the support of scholarship donors and my hope is that more students can continue to accomplish their academic goals here with scholarship help.”

Elsa Chávez is a first-generation college student majoring in political science and Spanish.