Ways to Give

Give Today - Cash Gifts

There are several ways to make an immediate impact with your gift to EWU.

Online Donations

Choose from a variety of funds, to make a one-time donation or set up a recurring monthly payment.

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Call 509.359.6349 during business hours. We're here to help you set up a payment or answer questions.

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Mail check payable to EWU Foundation to
102 Hargreaves Hall 616 Study Ln Cheney WA 99004

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Non-Cash Gifts

Assets are a great way to donate based on your income and interests.


If you are 70 ½ or older, you may make a distribution from your traditional/Roth IRA plan and avoid tax on that withdrawal.

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Donating appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy and tax-effective way for you to make a gift.

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Give Tomorrow

When you prepare or revise your estate plans, please consider including a gift to EWU as part of your plans. Whether you direct a percentage or specific dollar amount to the EWU Foundation, your beneficiary designation or estate gift makes an impact for our students in the future.

Please contact the Office of Gift Planning: at 509.359.6703 or email: cgray37@ewu.edu (Courtney Gray) for more information.

Beneficiary Designations

One of the easiest ways to leave a legacy is to name EWU Foundation as a full or partial beneficiary of your retirement assets, stocks or life insurance plan.



Include EWU Foundation in your estate plans through your will or living trust. Your estate gift ensures access to your assets during your lifetime. More Information

More Planned Giving Options

For more giving options, estate planning resources and newsletter sign-up, please visit the EWU Legacy website.


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Round Up

Round up your debit or credit card transactions and support EWU scholarships through the Round Up App. Each month, your rounded up change makes change at EWU.

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Double the Donation

Your donation to EWU may be doubled if your employer (or spouse’s employer) has a matching gift program. Look for details when you make your EWU gift online.

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Show Your Pride

Buy a Brick

Buy a Brick

Each 4″ x 8″ brick is displayed with your name and message, such as class year, degree or collegiate organization.

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Add Pride to Your Ride

Add Pride to Your Ride

Get EWU License plates and support student scholarships. 22 scholarships were awarded in 2023, totaling $66,000 that went to students whose parents or grandparents are EWU alumni.

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Establish a Scholarship

Establish your legacy or your family’s legacy with a scholarship. Talk with a member of the Eastern Washington University Foundation to learn more about scholarships at 509.359.6252 or email foundation@ewu.edu.

Endowed Scholarships

By establishing an endowed scholarship, you will impact the lives of students for perpetuity. With a minimum gift of $25,000, payable over five years, you can create a named endowed scholarship with specific criteria that will be awarded each year for perpetuity.

Planned Gift Scholarships

Creating a scholarship with a gift from your estate gives you the ability to establish the scholarship criteria now. Endowed scholarships through a planned gift can be established with a minimum promised gift of $50,000.


Annual Scholarships

With a $5,000 gift to EWU, payable over 5 years, you can establish a scholarship. Awarded annually until the scholarship fund is depleted, you can create scholarship criteria.