Ways to Give

Outright Gifts

Cash and/or credit card gifts are the most popular and convenient means of support. They have the most immediate impact on the university and students. Funds can be designated as unrestricted (Eastern Fund), or wherever you choose.

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Annual Giving

Annual giving impacts the lives of Eastern Washington University students and faculty who start something big every day. Your annual gift will support one or more areas on campus such as scholarships, departments, clubs and organizations, campus improvement, residential life and athletics. Thanks to thousands of generous alumni, parents, students and friends of the university, many incredible minds have been impacted.

Stadium Renovation Project

While the football stadium’s location is almost perfect, what the fans find inside is not. Improving the existing amenities will allow Eastern to create a more defined football environment—one that lives up to the designation of Spokane’s football team.

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Rendering: proposed stadium renovation of the home side

Amazon Smile

You can help support the EWU Foundation while shopping with Amazon through the Amazon Smile program. Simply add the Eastern Washington University Foundation as your preferred charity at smile.amazon.com.

Stocks & Bonds

Stocks and bonds, or other forms of securities that have appreciated in value, offer our donors significant tax advantages. Gifted securities are tax-deductible at their market value on the date of the gift, and subject to charitable gift regulations. Please contact Chandra Schumacher for gift transmittal information.

Brick Campaign

The Brick Campaign provides a unique opportunity to support EWU and leave your legacy through the purchase of personalized bricks along one of Eastern’s historic walkways. The tax-deductible bricks are 4″ x 8″ and will display special messages chosen by you. You may add your class year, collegiate organization or a special message. Bricks are also a great opportunity to congratulate a recent grad, celebrate a degree or accomplishment, or honor a loved one.

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Brick walkway engraved with personalized messages

Bequests

A gift of cash or property made through a will or living trust leaves a lasting legacy to the designation of your choice. Eastern can be named as a beneficiary of an estate, as the recipient of a stated dollar sum or as a residual beneficiary. Please contact Laura Thayer.

Real Estate

Real estate that has appreciated in value can be of great value as a gift to Eastern. Consultation with an EWU advancement officer is recommended.

Matching Corporate Gifts

Thousands of companies nationwide match their employees’ charitable contributions. Some even match retiree and spousal contributions. Potential matching gifts are noted by the Foundation Gift Office on gift receipts, and donors should check with their human resources office to determine if they can double or triple the impact of their contribution to Eastern. Questions? Email us at giftoffice@ewu.edu.

Panoramic view of campus with sun breaking through storm clouds

Life Insurance

Life insurance can provide the opportunity to make a substantial gift. A policy that is no longer required for its original purpose may be transferred to Eastern. New or existing policies naming the university as beneficiary may be used as long-term planned gifts.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

Charitable remainder trusts (CRTs) are tax-saving alternatives for people who want to make a substantial gift. CRTs are income plans that allow the donor to make a gift to Eastern, while retaining the interest income for his or her lifetime (or term of years), or for the lifetime of a named beneficiary. When the trust ends, the assets remaining pass to the Eastern program of your choice. CRTs are irrevocable.

Charitable Gift Annuities

Charitable gift annuities, like charitable remainder trusts, are life-income gifts. You transfer assets now, receiving a charitable deduction for a portion of the transfer, and you, or a beneficiary, receive income for the rest of your life, or a fixed period of time. Please contact Laura Thayer.

Photo: smiling crowd of students at a EWU Football game