Red Tailed Hawk on Kearney Spire

Purpose. Impact. Transformation.

Join us as we embark on the most ambitious comprehensive campaign in our history. Together, we will move Fisher Forward.

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Keough Hall and the Kearney Hall steeple at dusk.

Our Progress

June 12, 2019

Our Progress
June 12, 2019

To all who have contributed...thank you. Fisher’s success today, and the successes in our storied past, would not be possible without your generosity.

GOAL
$75 million
CURRENT TOTAL
$52.2 million
DONORS
6036

Our Four Priorities

 Integrated Science and Health Sciences (ISHS) Building

Building off the foundation established by our founders, Fisher Forward will continue the tremendous growth the College has seen over the last two decades by engaging in capital expansion and modernization to facilitate impact now and prepare for a future of sustained growth.

A student presents his research during a poster presentation.

Experiential learning, education that occurs both inside and outside of the classroom, bridges the gap between theory and practice while offering students a safe place to explore the possibilities of their future.

Group of students posing at Cardinal Awards

Your generous gift to the Annual Fund will make an immediate impact on our students, expanding our flexibility to facilitate individualized and meaningful academic experiences for each and every one.

A Fisher student smiles in cap and gown entering the Blue Cross Arena during Commencement.

When you give to Fisher’s endowment, your gift will grow into something greater, something more impactful than the gift itself. Your gift will be invested and used to support Fisher students for generations to come.

Father Graf and a student in front of Kearney Hall
Student athlete running on the track
STORIES OF IMPACT
Carry It Forward

As a faculty member, Fr. William Graf endowed a scholarship to benefit students in his department. In his nearly 40 years at the College, he has seen his students live out the Fisher values well beyond their time on campus.

STORIES OF IMPACT
Building Greatness

Mike Henchen, head coach of Fisher’s cross country and track and field programs, says he often wonders how schools that don’t have an outdoor or indoor track attract recruits. From the Polisseni Track and Field Complex, which he calls “simply amazing,” to the throws area, he says Fisher facilities are getting better every day. “It has helped us recruit student-athletes who are focused academically and athletically. They see themselves participating in a great program at a great college, they embrace the Fisher family, and are just a great group of young adults,” he says.

Charlie Constantino with donors and student
WHY I GIVE

The Fisher experience is so good; it will exceed your expectations in terms of the impact of your gift. We couldn’t be prouder of the character of the students that we graduate and the involvement they bring to their respective communities.”

Kelsey Michener
WHY I GIVE

“Fisher made a commitment to teach me goodness, discipline, and knowledge over my four years. The Spire Society allows me to return that commitment, so I can support its students, faculty, and staff.”

— Kelsey Michener ’18
WHY I GIVE

“Fisher was a seminal experience in our life and helped to create the lives we have today. As alumni, we have a responsibility to step up.”

— Chris Curtin ’95

News and Events

Dr. Susan Hildenbrand addresses teachers during a conference on trauma-sensitive classrooms held in 2019.

Drs. Susan Hildenbrand and Donna Riter, professors and colleagues at St. John Fisher College’s Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education, are experts at training teachers and administrators about how to help students affected by trauma.

Shefki Beha and Shannon Munier

The Department of Media and Communication at St. John Fisher College has selected sophomores Shefki Beha and Shannon Munier as the 2020 recipients of the Jack Palvino Excellence in Communication Award.

Vic Salerno and President Rooney

St. John Fisher College alumnus and Board of Trustees member Victor E. Salerno ’66 has created a legacy of giving at the institution. In recognition of his decades of service to the College, he received the Robert L. Payton Award for Voluntary Service, presented by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) at an awards ceremony, held on Monday, Feb. 24, during the CASE District II Conference.

Jill A. and Martin K. Birmingham

With the establishment of a scholarship that bears their name, Martin K. and Jill A. Birmingham carry on a legacy of family giving to St. John Fisher College.

  Dean Christine Birnie with Ludmilla (Lucy) P. Malmberg, who gave $100,000 to the Wegmans School of Pharmacy to fund student travel experiences.

The Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher College received a $100,000 gift to fund student travel experiences, including to professional conferences and medical missions, thanks to the generosity of Ludmilla (Lucy) P. Malmberg, nationally renowned pharmacist, educational philanthropist, and entrepreneur.

A wall in the Integrated Science and Health Sciences Building promotes the natural sciences disciplines.

A new scholarship fund at St. John Fisher College will benefit undergraduate or graduate students studying disciplines in the natural sciences, thanks to the generosity of alumnus Michael E. Haefner.

Johairy Delacruz

This fall, the Department of Media and Communication selected Johairy Delacruz ’20 as the recipient of the James E. Seward Scholarship. Carrying a $1,000 award, the scholarship honors Jim Seward and his 41 years of college teaching, 29 of which were spent at Fisher. The scholarship was established by former students, friends, and colleagues when he retired in 2011.

06.22
Noon
Where: Oak Hill Country Club, West Course
09.27
All Day Event
Where: Various locations, St. John Fisher College
10.22
5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Where: Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center
09.26
All Day Event
Where: Various locations, St. John Fisher College

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