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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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
$54.8 million
DONORS
6140

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

Fisher student smiling and giving thumbs up to camera

It was a record-setting day for philanthropy at St. John Fisher College with the second annual Fisher Giving Day on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Bob Heerkens profile

Bob Heerkens earned the nickname Bob the Builder, but he is also Bob the Giver

Bob Moline, striped sweater at far right, stands with Fisher alumni and family of Bobby Wanzer at Bobby Wanzer Court

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 from the stands, chatting with fellow fans, or catching up with coaches, players, and parents post-game.

Collage of headshots of Lesli Myers-Small, Kimberly Brown, Brian Siesto, Gina Roselli, Megan Eddy, Matt DiGiambattista, Alivia Clark, and Tim Coon

There isn’t an industry, sector, or profession that hasn’t felt the jolting changes caused by the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus. But, it could be argued that education, in particular, has felt that disruption more than other entities, as teachers, administrators, students, and families experience new models of education together.

 Students in Fisher's Investment Club visit the Nasdaq during a trip to New York City.

St. John Fisher College alumnus and trustee Michael O’Conor ’78 has made a generous $100,000 gift to the College to establish the Pam and Michael A. O’Conor ’78 New York City Internship Endowment. The fund will support career-immersion experiences in the greater New York City area for Fisher students, including stipends toward living accommodations, subway passes, and other expenses.

Jill Knittel

St. John Fisher College students interested in gaining experience-based learning at a not-for-profit organization will now have greater opportunities to do so, thanks to the newly established Jill ’94 and James Knittel Award for Not-for-Profit Internships.

John Davidson

A $1 million gift from the C. Anthony and Michele Davidson Foundation will endow a scholarship at St. John Fisher College providing financial assistance to a new generation of Fisher undergraduates.

12.01
All Day Event
Where:
09.27
9-11:45 a.m.
Where: St. John Fisher College

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