Members of the Grosse Pointe South Mothers' Club set up a memorial scholarship to honor the , who served as a former president of the organization.
Current Club President Allison Baker emailed an announcement of the memorial scholarship to families, employees and alumni recently.
In the announcement, Baker describes how difficult the loss of Bashara has been for the club members, many of whom were close to Jane Bashara. In the announcement, Baker also invites anyone who wishes to honor Bashara to donate to the scholarship fund in her memory.
"Those of us who knew her hope that the contributions she made both for her children and the greater good of the community are not overshadowed by the horrible way in which we lost her," Baker says in the email. "Jane was a humble and generous volunteer who dedicated so much of her time to our community. She will be remembered as a diplomatic, unselfish and inspirational leader by all who had the honor of knowing her as a fellow parent, Mothers' Club member and friend."
Bashara was not only a past president of the South Mothers' Club but also very active within the schools during her own children's attendance there, her friends of said. to all who encountered her. Bashara also won the Golden Apple award from the district for volunteerism.
The Mothers' Club includes parents of current South High School students and aims to give back to the school, students and teachers by awarding scholarships to students, funding to teachers for programs they otherwise would not be able to introduce in the curriculum and preservation grants for the building itself, which has a historical designation.
Donations to the scholarship fund in Jane Bashara's memory should be mailed to:
The Mothers' Club of Grosse Pointe South
11 Grosse Pointe Blvd.
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236