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
$69.9 million
DONORS
8519

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

Bob '68 and Susan Moline

If you’ve been to a Fisher sporting event, chances are you’ve seen Bob Moline ’68. One of the most loyal and ardent supporters of Fisher athletics, Bob can be found cheering on the Cardinals, chatting with fellow fans, or catching up with coaches, players, and parents post-game.

Rebecca Pelino (center) with students from the School of Business.

A $150,000 gift from St. John Fisher College alumna and Board of Trustee member Rebecca Pelino ’86 will create a new entrepreneurship program in the School of Business.

Joe Hazard, Dan O'Connor, and Bill Brown

In the fall of 1969, three Fisher students—Dan O’Connor, Joe Hazard, and Bill Brown—were busy creating something that would become a Fisher legacy: a football team.

Fisher staff members celebrate the launch of the giving campaign with the help of Cardinal.

Cardinal pride took over Cleary Auditorium this morning as College employees came together to celebrate the launch of the Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign, which encourages employee giving to the Fisher Fund.

A newly designed classroom.

Nine classrooms at St. John Fisher College are being transformed into innovative, flexible, active learning spaces, thanks in part to a $52,000 grant from the Higher Education Capital Match Program (HECap) that was secured in collaboration with the College’s Office of Sponsored Programs.

James ’71 and Kathleen Leo with President Rooney.

Over the summer, the Joseph S. Skalny Welcome Center Board Room received significant upgrades and on Wednesday, Oct. 13, College officials gathered to formally acknowledge the philanthropists who made the enhancements possible. The event celebrated the renaming of the space the James ’71 and Kathleen Leo Community Room, in honor of their generosity.

Mike Henchen, Terry Rodenbeck, and President Rooney cut the ceremonial ribbon on the newly named Cross Country Coach's Office

On Friday, Sept. 3, St. John Fisher College honored Terry Rodenbeck ’64, an alumnus of the College and the inaugural coach of the cross country program, by renaming the coach’s office in his honor.

10.01
10 a.m.
Where: Online
09.19
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Where: Cleary Family Auditorium, Kearney Hall
06.21
11 a.m.
Where: Oak Hill Country Club

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