The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship invites individuals or organizations to establish an Endowed fund in honor or memory of any individual(s), living or deceased, through a gift or pledge of $100,000. This financial commitment will create a permanent fund sponsoring one Schweitzer Fellow per year in perpetuity.
Your preference to support a Fellow representing a particular local program, professional field, or working within a specific area (such as homelessness, HIV/AIDS, child health, etc.), will be honored by the Fellowship. ASF will focus on the recruitment of candidates that best fit your interests.
Each year, information about your newly selected Fellow will be provided to you in the form of excerpts from the Fellow’s application, and an outline of his or her project description and implementation.
As a special donor, you will be invited to meet your Fellow by attending annual dinners and program sponsored events. Any questions regarding this opportunity should be directed to ASF Executive Director Sylvia Stevens-Edouard 617-667-1529.
Endowed Fellowships: Established in 2004
The A.C. Reid Endowed Fellowship - Sponsored by Eleanor and Brian Forrow
The A.C. Reid Fellowship honors Dr. A.C. Reid (1894-1988), longtime Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Wake Forest College. Dr. Reid was a beloved teacher who sought to instill among his students a passion for truth, the ability to think rigorously for themselves about important intellectual and moral issues, and a deep commitment to fundamental Christian values. He considered the kindness and service that his Wake Forest, North Carolina neighbors provided to those in need the finest “sermons” he ever witnessed, and viewed Dr. Albert Schweitzer as perhaps the finest 20th century example of faith in action. The A.C. Reid Schweitzer Fellowship supports a student from Wake Forest University each year working as a Schweitzer Fellow in service to his or her local neighbors.
The Antje Lemke Endowed Fellowship - Sponsored by the Ruth C. and Charles S. Sharp Foundation
The Antje Bultmann Lemke Endowed Fellowship has been established in honor of Professor Emeritus Antje Bultmann Lemke, who retired from Syracuse University in 1986 after 35 years of teaching. Professor Lemke is renowned as a humanitarian, for her writings on Albert Schweitzer and respected as an expert in the areas of theology, history, philosophy, museums, archives and art. At the age of 12 Antje initiated a lifelong correspondence with Albert Schweitzer by asking to come to Lambaréné to practice medicine. Dr. Schweitzer replied, in a postcard, “First you should enjoy your youth!” The Antje Bultmann Lemke Endowed Fellowship supports a Schweitzer Fellow each year working in a program involving outreach to children and youth.
The Mark L. Wolf Endowed Fellowship
The Mark L. Wolf Endowed Fellowship is named after the Honorable Mark L. Wolf, Chairman emeritus of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, founder of the Lambaréné Schweitzer Fellows Program and co¬founder of the Boston and U.S. Schweitzer Fellows Programs. Currently Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts, Judge Wolf has long been dedicated to building programs that support youth leadership development, and that assist refugees and recent immigrants. The Mark L. Wolf Endowed Fellowship supports a U.S. Schweitzer Fellow each year working on a project in areas such as youth mentoring, support for refugees, and the use of the law to assist underserved individuals and communities.
The Rhena Schweitzer Miller Endowed Fellowship - Sponsored by the Ruth C. and Charles S. Sharp Foundation
The Rhena Schweitzer Miller Fellowship is named after Rhena Schweitzer Miller (1919-2009), daughter of Helene Bresslau and Dr. Albert Schweitzer; former administrator of the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Gabon, Africa; and former laboratory technologist. She remains active in and devoted to the interests of her father, and edited and prepared for publication the numerous letters exchanged by her parents during the ten years prior to their marriage in 1912. The Rhena Schweitzer Miller Endowed Fellowship supports a Schweitzer Fellow each year working in an underserved area in the U.S. or internationally.
The Richard Koplow Endowed Fellowship