Philanthropic Benefit

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Philanthropic Benefit

Established in 1964 for the philanthropic benefit of Eastern Oregon University, the Foundation raises funds to support the mission of EOU.  For year 2016-2017, privately-funded scholarships provide over $550,000 to EOU students, making the dream of a college education a reality. For information about giving opportunities, please call University Advancement at 541-962-3740 or e-mail foundation@eou.edu.

Tea & Trumpets 2017: A Celebration of Scholars and Donors


View more videos and the full recording of the event here.


EOU photo by Laura Hancock / Scholarship recipient Nyki Anderson visits with a donor at the Foundation's annual Tea & Trumpets event celebrating students and benefactors.

A landmark year for giving

Posted on February 6, 2017

EOU Foundation President Mike Allstott announces fundraising milestone for the foundation and Eastern Fund in 2016.

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The Mountaineer Magazine

2016 fall issue

  • Anthropology grad finds his niche caring for museum collections
  • Eastern Oregon Science Journal brings home first place award
  • Creating social capital in EOU’s “Millennial Community”
  • 2016 Distinguished Alumnus shares his latest documentary
  • EOU Foundation sets new scholarship record
  • Mountaineers enjoy strong showing at U.S. Olympic Trials
  • Donor Spotlight: local couple show commitment to EOU and region
  • Alumni news and more!

Donor & Student Profiles

Irma Klinghammer Scholarship

Irma Klinghammer Scholarship “As a current master of arts in teaching (MAT) student, I am also a proud Mountaineer alumna. In 2007 I graduated from EOU with a degree in...

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Charles and Rhoda Chollet Endowment

Charles and Rhoda Chollet Endowment In life, Charles and Rhoda Chollet carried such zeal for education that the couple wanted to continue making a difference even after t...

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Don and Zola Dunbar Scholarship

Don and Zola Dunbar Scholarship Scholarships and the GI Bill made it possible for Don and Zola Dunbar to attend EOU in the 1940s when it was Eastern Oregon College of Edu...

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