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

Jean McKenzie Scholarship

Jean McKenzie Scholarship “I am a junior at EOU, studying English with an emphasis in writing. My ultimate career goal is to be able to write for literary or outdoor m...

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Gerald E. Young Endowment

Gerald E. Young Endowment The formation of the Gerald E. Young Endowed Scholarship Fund signifies the fulfillment of a keen desire to make a difference in the lives of o...

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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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