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EWU shatters annual Giving Joy Day goal


Last updated 12/6/2018 at 4:52pm

Tuesday, Nov. 27, was a joyful day for Eastern Washington University students, faculty and staff. The reason is the university’s third annual “Giving Joy Day” — coinciding with the national Giving Tuesday — brought in more donations than had been anticipated.

A whole lot more.

Hoping to reach a goal of $275,000 in monetary pledges, in-kind gifts and cash, Eastern instead blew that number out of the water by raising over $1.8 million in contributions. In fact, $1,801,721 to be exact.

The biggest reason for the size of the contributions was a $1.1 million donation by an anonymous do...

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