Stories of Giving

Norvin Richards Award in Philosophy and the Law Established 



By means of a gift annuity, the late Thelma Richards established an endowment of $52,000 in honor of her son, Norvin Richards, professor and former chair of the Department of Philosophy. The gift is named the Norvin Richards Philosophy Endowed Support Fund. The endowment earnings from this fund will be used to establish the Norvin Richards… Read more »

Phillip C. Watkins Honors Wife, Elizabeth, with Scholarship 



Phillip C. Watkins, of Birmingham, has established The Elizabeth Dean Watkins-Blount Undergraduate Initiative Endowed Scholarship in the College of Arts and Sciences. He is creating the scholarship in memory of his late wife, Elizabeth Dean Watkins. Phillip Watkins received his bachelor of science degree from the College in 1963 and his doctor of medicine from… Read more »

Edward O’Neil and Gayle Saldinger Establish Support Fund 



Edward O’Neil and Gayle Saldinger, of Alameda, California, have contributed $10,000 to establish the Slosberg and O’Neil Endowed Student Support Fund in New College. 
The fund honors the memories of Gayle Saldinger’s grandmother Irene Slosberg and Edward O’Neil’s parents, Edward and Inez O’Neil. It will be used to promote the education of students pursuing degrees… Read more »

Elizabeth Crump Creates Tribute to Grandmother 



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,… Read more »

Farley Moody Galbraith Art Scholarship Established

Through her $51,000 gift, UA alumna Farley Moody Galbraith of Anniston, Alabama has established The Farley Moody Galbraith Endowed Art Scholarship in the College of Arts and Sciences. Selection priority will be given to students who are enrolled in the Department of Art in the College and who are pursuing degrees with concentrations in ceramics,… Read more »

Stephen and Beverly Davis Establish Endowed Program Support Fund

University of Alabama graduates Stephen Alvin and Beverly Crawford Davis have established a support fund for the Department of Philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences. Support funds, which may be established for units of the College with a minimum of $10,000, provide for faculty academic needs including travel, conference fees, scholarships, and special… Read more »

Chris Hainsey Remembered with Memorial Scholarship 



An endowed scholarship has been established in the name of Chris Hainsey, a student member of the Million Dollar Band, who, after a long battle with cancer, passed away in the fall of 2005. Hainsey’s parents, Brenda and Mike Hainsey of Columbus, Mississippi and his aunt and uncle Carol and Dennis Hainsey made a gift… Read more »

Department of Chemistry Receives $12,000 Anonymous Pledge 



An anonymous benefactor has given $12,000 to recognize the contributions of Anthony J. Arduengo III, Saxon Professor of Chemistry in the College, and to promote academic excellence in the Department of Chemistry. The gift will be used to establish and support a visiting lecture series that addresses a topic of relevance and importance to the… Read more »

Robert H. Meier Honors Wife 



The late Robert H. Meier of Victor, Idaho provided an estate gift in memory of his wife to establish the Bettye L. Kerr Meier Endowed Student Support Fund in the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education. He pledged $11,000 before his death in to support academic excellence in both colleges. Half… Read more »

Dance Scholarship Honors Edie Barnes

The American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Summer Intensive program at The University of Alabama has established the Edith Barnes Endowed Scholarship with a $20,000 gift to the University.  ABT endowed the scholarship to pay tribute to Barnes’s role in promoting the education of students in the dance program, which is part of the Department of Theatre… Read more »