Joann Bashinsky Establishes $168,000 EndowedScholarship Fund at Miles College
For Immediate Release:
August 31, 2020
Joann Bashinsky Establishes $168,000 Endowed Scholarship Fund
at Miles College
FAIRFIELD, ALABAMA – Local philanthropist, Mrs. Joann Bashinsky has announced the establishment of the Joann Bashinsky Scholarship Fund at Miles College. This generous $168,000 gift will provide three four-year scholarships to competitively selected students who lack the financial resources to attend college.
Mrs. Bashinsky, of Mountain Brook, Alabama, is the widow of Sloan Y. Bashinsky, who was the founder, chairman, and CEO of Golden Flake Foods – a 96-year-old Birmingham-based company. Mr. Bashinsky was also the majority shareholder of Golden Flake Enterprises.
"This gift exemplifies the passion Mrs. Bashinsky has for improving the lives of young people in our community and ensuring that opportunity and access to education is available for all those who seek it,” saidBobbie Knight, Miles College President.
“I am extremely passionate about children having access to education. I have been able to send countless students to other colleges around the state and now it is my honor to work with President Knight to help as many students as we can attend Miles College. These young people deserve the best that life has to offer and I hope my gift will help them achieve their dreams,” said Mrs. Joann Bashinky, Philanthropist
Funding from the endowment will provide four-year tuition and fees to promising Business Administration or Criminal Justice majors seeking higher education, who have the ability, but not the financial resources, to attend college.
"We are grateful for Mrs. Bashinsky's investment in our students. This gift allows us to continue providing a quality, affordable, mission-driven educational experience to all students who pursue their collegial journey at Miles College," said President Knight.
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