Skip to Main Site Navigation Skip to Content Skip to Footer
Back To Top

Parent Giving

decorative edge



Welcome to the Eastern Family! As a parent of an Eastern student or alum, there are a few wonderful ways to help support your student’s experience while making an impact on campus. While we are always grateful for donations to the Annual Fund and Foundation Scholarships, there is also a great giving program called the Parents Fund.

Parents Fund

Donate Now!Contributions to the Eastern Parents Fund enable the University to enhance the overall undergraduate experience.  Every fiscal year the Office of Institutional Advancement, in consultation with the Student Activities Office, and with input from students, identify a project that will be funded by gifts from current and past parents. 

In the past decade Parents Fund donations have underwritten the following projects:

  • White boards and computers for the Student Center
  • Adirondack chairs for outside the Student Center
  • Flat screen TVs for the Student Center
  • Renovations to the recreation room in Burr Hall
  • Hydration stations throughout campus
  • Charging Stations around campus

Name That Seat

Honor Your Student, Leave a Legacy

Name That Seat FormEastern parents who donate at the $150 level and above have an opportunity to “Name That Seat” in one of three notable campus venues: The Dr. David G. Carter Science Building Auditorium, the Student Center Theatre, or the Wickware Planetarium. Your contribution will be acknowledged by a personalized brass plate affixed to a seat in the facility of your choice.

This program allows parents to recognize their student’s achievement and honor them with a lasting tribute on the campus they called home.

Proceeds from the program are added to the Eastern Parents Fund in support of campus projects that directly benefit students.

decorative edge

Please check out our Parent and Family Programs page for more information about family resources!

decorative edge