The Ann E. Flescher Scholarship Fund

The Ann E. Flescher Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance for those who wish to participate in Doing Our Own Work: An Anti-Racism Seminar for White People and other racial justice programs of Allies for Change.

The Scholarship Fund was established in 2009 by a gift from Dawn Mead honoring Ann Flescher’s abiding passion for racial justice and her love of facilitating the Doing Our Own Work seminar.


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The Ann E. Flescher scholarship fund provides financial assistance for those who wish to participate in Doing Our Own Work and other racial justice education programs of Allies for Change. The Resource Center for Women in Ministry in the South (RCWMS) serves as fiscal sponsor for the Ann E. Flescher Scholarship Fund because Allies for Change is not a 501(c)(3) organization.

You may make a tax deductible donation online at RCWMS (be sure to select the “Ann E. Flescher Scholarship” in the Designation menu).

If you prefer, checks may be made payable to “RCWMS.” Write on the memo line: “Ann E. Flescher Scholarship Fund,” and send to:

Ann E. Flescher Scholarship Fund
c/o RCWMS
1202 Watts Street
Durham, N.C. 27701

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Ann Ellen Flescher

(1958 – 2008)

Ann E. Flescher’s deep and abiding passion for justice can best be summed up in the Hebrew phrase tikkun olam — repair of the world. She worked for 16 years as a social worker, counselor, and administrator at the Michigan State University Counseling Center. For more than a decade, Ann was also intimately involved in the Doing Our Own Work anti-racism seminar for white allies, first as a participant and then as a facilitator and trainer. In addition to co-facilitating the Doing Our Own Work seminars, she helped to design and lead the first Doing Our Own Work Training of Facilitators program in 2003. In May of 2008, Ann died of cancer at the age of 49, but her unceasing passion for justice lives on in those of us who knew and loved her and in the graduates of Doing Our Own Work.