Thanks for supporting Giving Joy Day!

Grand Total for 2024



Thank you to our Eastern community for coming together to make a difference on Giving Joy Day. Your enthusiasm, kindness, and generosity helped EWU raise $501,770.03. These donations will provide life-changing scholarships and opportunities for your fellow Eagles!

Belated gifts are still arriving! You can still add yours by donating today.


Introducing the Proud Eagle Nursing Scholarship Fund

Established by alumni donors Kathy and Ken Privratsky, the Proud Eagle Nursing Scholarship Fund honors the heroic sacrifices of doctors and nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic, while helping students in their home community to earn nursing degrees and inspire others.

Jessica Avalos

Jessica Avalos

Jessica received the Proud Eagle Nursing Scholarship, which allowed her to move from part-time employment as a barista to working as a nursing technician while she finishes her degree. “I really needed it,” she says appreciatively. “The Spokane housing market is so expensive, but this scholarship helped me to remain in stable housing while I changed jobs to work in my field.”

Brooklyn Parkey

Brooklyn Parkey

Brooklyn graduated from high school in Spokane and enrolled at EWU. When she learned that Eastern would open the School of Nursing in the fall of 2023, she was excited that she did not have to transfer schools, and could remain an Eagle. Upon learning that she had been awarded the Proud Eagle Nursing Scholarship, Brooklyn recalls being excited: “With a scholarship, I can work less and focus more on my studies,” she says.

Eagles Helping Eagles

Jessica and Brooklyn are already giving back to EWU through their efforts to establish the Eagle Nursing Student Association, to assist future nursing students as they prepare for their careers.

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Helping to meet the health-care needs of families in our region

How Can I Participate?

Give a Gift

On April 3, 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.

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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.

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Entertain your little Eags (or yourself!) with these fun Swoop coloring pages from our friends at Tokyodachi!


How to be a Social Media Ambassador

Schedule #GivingJoyDay on your calendar for April 3 and plan to make a gift! Connect and follow us on social media.

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.