Elizabeth Crump of Montgomery has made a gift to create the Elizabeth B. Bashinsky Endowed Art Scholarship in honor of her maternal grandmother. Her gift of $17,180 will be matched by the Windgate Charitable Foundation of Arkansas.
Bashinsky was born in 1867 in Dixon Springs, Tennessee. After graduating with honors from Columbia Institute in Tennessee, she moved to Troy, Alabama, where she was an elementary school teacher. She later married Leopold M. Bashinsky. They had three children, Helen, Leo and Mary Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Bashinsky was dedicated to education through service to students and scholarship programs. For her lifetime of service, she was inducted into the Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame and was awarded the Algernon Sidney Sullivan Award by both The University of Alabama and Judson College.
Crump received her bachelor of arts degree in English from the College of Arts and Sciences in 1959. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and is currently the secretary and treasurer of Dixie Electric Company in Montgomery.