Eagles Give Newsletter: Spring 2024

News from the EWU Foundation

Dear Friends,

You did it! In 1,882 minutes of celebration on Giving Joy Day, April 3, your gifts to support scholarships and university programs totaled $501,770!

Your generosity expanded an emergency fund that keeps students enrolled even as they experience hard times. You also fully endowed scholarship funds honoring professors Steve Blewett and Sally Winkle, as well as Activist in Residence and Eagle Pride funds.

Thank you for helping to provide transformative learning experiences for Eastern students! 

On June 15, the 2024 class of Eagles will don their caps and gowns and celebrate their achievements in career fields ranging from accounting and education to visual arts. Many are the first in their families to earn a life-changing bachelor’s degree – and they stand ready to make a difference. 

You can help EWU students fulfill their dreams of a college education. Your gift today means more opportunity for tomorrow’s Eagles.

Thank you!

Linda Safford | Senior Director of Annual Giving
EWU University Advancement

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Eagle Strong

Every Step of the Way

You’ve made the dream of a college degree a reality for our Eagles, opening doors to a transformational education and providing assistance when hard times threaten their ability to stay on course. We thank you profusely – and so do our students!

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Student teacher interacting with a student

Eagle Impact

Future Teachers Help Kids Become Better Readers

EWU is graduating a class of educators who are well-prepared to help elementary students improve their reading skills, thanks to an experiential capstone at Grant Elementary School.

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Students loading seads into a tractor

Prairie is Set for Restoration!

Prairie restoration is moving ahead full force after several seasons of student-faculty research charted a sustainable – and cost-effective – path forward. Gifts from generous supporters like you got the tractor engine running!

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Picture of Showalter

Eastern’s Hello Walk has a story to tell. Follow the red brick pathway leading to Showalter Hall and you’ll notice stories – plenty of them.

Short and sweet, the personalized red bricks honor the memories and accomplishments of students, alumni, faculty and staff. You can give a brick as a shout-out to a new graduate, pay tribute to a club or friendship, and even share your own story. The sky is the limit when it comes to honoring Eagles.

Bricks in our historic walkway campaign are available for a donation of $100 for graduating seniors and their families; $200 for alumni and individuals, and $500 for corporations.

Learn more by visiting our Brick Campaign webpage.

Eagle Endnotes

Save the Date | Oct. 18
Something Exciting to ShareEWU Spring Concerts
Performances Run Through June 5Keg-Tapping and Release Party | June 3
EWU Craft Beer Industry Professional CertificateMechanical Engineering and Technology Capstone | June 5
Capstone Expo Showcases Talent