Text Resize

Gordon and Rhoda Budke

Gordon and Rhoda Budke have been dedicated to the mission of Eastern Washington University since their graduation(s) in the early sixties. A founding member of Eastern Washington University Development Council and EWU Foundation, Gordon was recently honored for 12 exceptional years of service with the Board of Trustees and was the recipient of the 2012 Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award. Within the greater Spokane community, you would be hard pressed to find an organization that has not had Gordon's involvement at some level. The list of non-profit organizations he has contributed his time and talents to is too long to list but most notably, he has been on the Junior Achievement Board of Directors for the last 28 years. His community engagement bears testament to his commitment to mentoring and giving back.

At Gordon's retirement party in '97, friends were offered the opportunity to purchase a "Gordy Gram" for thirty dollars to honor their friend. Excess funds from that venture were used to honor Gordon by starting what would become the Gordon Budke - Junior Achievement Endowed Scholarship at Eastern Washington University's College of Business and Public Administration. With a long history of generous financial support, Gordon and Rhoda have grown the scholarship over the years. Today, it has become one of the largest endowed scholarships in the College, and is awarded to a current or incoming Eastern Student who exemplifies achievement, leadership, and college and career potential.

Gordon and Rhoda have seen many individuals impacted by the good work of the University and in 2008 they made a commitment to leave a lasting legacy beyond their lifetime by including a charitable bequest to the Eastern Washington University Foundation in their will.

*The EWU Foundation is a 501 ©(3) organization charted in 1977 to promote and support the University. The Foundation exists solely to raise, receive and manage private gifts for the advancement and benefit of Eastern Washington University.


Example bequest language - Please feel free to change the numbers or percentages as you desire.

1. Bequest of cash

"I bequeath the sum of $10,000 to Eastern Washington University Foundation of Cheney, WA."

2. Bequest of a percent of the estate

"I devise and bequeath 20% of the remainder and residue of property owned at my death, whether real or personal, and wherever located to Eastern Washington University Foundation, Cheney, WA."

3. Contingent Bequest

"If my brother John Doe survives me, I devise and bequeath 20% of the remainder and residue of property owned at my death, whether real or personal, and wherever located to John Doe. If John Doe does not survive me, then I devise and bequeath 20% of my residuary estate, whether real or personal property and wherever located to Eastern Washington University Foundation, Cheney, WA."


scriptsknown
© 2017 Eastern Washington University
EWU Foundation 102 Hargreaves Hall Cheney, WA 99004 509.359.6252 Contact Information Privacy Policy
Powered by:

All information on this site is provided by Crescendo Interactive, Inc. It is general information on estate planning issues and not intended to be legal or financial advice. Always consult your attorney or tax advisor when making estate planning decisions.