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
$46.4 million
DONORS
5,836

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

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.

Golisano Gateway

The annual Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign exceeded its fundraising goal raising $28,537.91 for St. John Fisher College. The campaign, which ran from Monday, Sept. 23 through Monday, Nov. 4, is a coordinated effort to encourage Fisher employees to support the College’s annual fund.

Dr. Henry Hess speaks at the Integrative and Complementary Medicine Symposium.

In fall 2018, the Wilmot Cancer Institute’s Pluta Cancer Center opened an Integrative Oncology & Wellness Center, using complementary therapies including yoga, meditation, and acupuncture to help ease the fatigue, pain, stress, and anxiety often felt by cancer patients.

Dr. Carolyn Yauyan Woo

Carolyn Woo to be Inaugural Speaker of the New Donald L. and Marilyn B. Muench Faith in Action Lecture Series

President Rooney and Vic Salerno, joined by a host of Fisher students, share details of the Fisher Forward campaign.

In its relatively short history, St. John Fisher College has grown from the “College on the Hill” to a nationally recognized institution, an anchor in the community, and a place where students experience a transformative education.

 Members of the Parkes family participage in a ribbon cutting ceremony with President Rooney and Vic Salerno.

During a ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 4, the St. John Fisher College School of Business marked the opening of the Walter and Barbara Parkes Trading Lab.

Student smiling in a School of Business classroom.

A scholarship fund at St. John Fisher College will receive a $250,000 boost thanks to the generosity of Alesco Advisors, an investment advisory firm located in Pittsford, New York.

10.12
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: Cleary Family Auditorium, Kearney Hall
12.02
Noon
Where: Genesee Valley Club 421 East Avenue Rochester, NY 14607
12.04
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Where: The Kincaid at Legacy, 7200 Dallas Parkway, Plano, TX 75024
10.24
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Where: Constellation Brands Headquarters, 207 Highpoint Dr., #100, Victor, NY

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