The ECU Foundation


East Carolina University, what does it mean to you? Does it mean education or maybe an opportunity to expand your research talents? Does it mean Pirates and athletics? Does it mean service or perhaps it made a lifelong impact on you with lasting friendships with those that experienced this time with you? Whatever the reason that ECU holds dear to you - we bleed PURPLE and GOLD!

The University is committed to honoring the values that have guided the progress of the university and as we look into the future, we will focus on values that will be key to the success of our continued growth: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Discovery. The East Carolina University Foundation stands behind and supports the University’s strategic plan, Beyond Tomorrow: Our Commitment to the Future. The ECU Foundation is governed by an independent board of directors who contribute generously of their time, talents and resources. They are responsible stewards of all gifts and they are committed to the highest levels of accountability and transparency in all they do. For more information about annual reports and other pertinent documents please click here INSIDE THE ECU FOUNDATION.

The East Carolina University Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charitable organization. Donations to the East Carolina University Foundation are deductible to the extent permitted by law.


Scholarship Programs

Private support is vital for growing all of our scholarship programs

Follow this link to read the online version of the East Carolina University Scholarship Booklet.

University Advancement Support