A group of students gathered around Elaine and Charlie Constantino.

Storied Commitments

Fisher Forward donors share a passion for impacting their alma mater.

Faces Moving Fisher Forward

When asked why they give, time and again Fisher donors praise the philanthropic stewardship of the College and the belief that their contributions will be soundly invested. And, they usually like to tell a story or two from their time on campus. Below, our supporters share their reasons for joining the Fisher Forward movement.

Alumni Give Back to Pay it Forward

Jim Reis

Through the Reis-Bisor Scholarship, Jim Reis aims to pay it forward.

Charlie and Elaine Constantino

For Charlie and Elaine Constantino, giving to Fisher is all about family.

John Davidson

Through scholarship giving, John Davidson honors his time at Fisher and the education that opened doors.

Jim Stanton

Scholarship honors a legacy while supporting Fisher students.

Mike and Kathi Piehler

An involved student becomes an even more involved donor.

Mike Moran ’80

Strong relationships have made a difference in his life, and he wants to help others create those bonds.

David Pritchard ’83

David Pritchard ’83 gives in the name of family

Charles Meng

He found a passion for service at Fisher, and honors that in his life's work

Mike Atkin and Meaghan O'Connor smiling together

Despite two decades and over 1,000 miles, Class of 1994 graduates reconnect over their love of Fisher.

Yasmin Mattox headshot

Driven to help others by clearing obstacles on the road to success

Paul Miller ’05, ’11

Paul Miller is dedicated to improving lives through education.

Donor Testimonials

Meghan Curtin
Why I Give

Fisher gave us our start. It is where we commenced our lives and it has been paying dividends for years. That’s why you have to pay it forward. We have a responsibility to give back.

— Meghan Curtin ’96
Dan Saperstone
Why I Give

Fisher was supportive, nurturing; we had every opportunity to succeed. We all had nice careers at the end of it. To repay that debt is a goal of mine and the best way I can do it is to support students that need an economic or some other boost.

— Dan Saperstone ’68
Alexander Ryan
Why I Give

I can see where my Fisher experiences have contributed greatly to my own development and I am very interested in helping others have the same or similar experiences that are meaningful to them.

— Alexander Ryan ’96

News and Events

Logo: Mother Cabrini Health Foundation

A $300,000 grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation will help St. John Fisher College provide additional financial assistance to students facing economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Riley Moscicki ’21 and Kate Fitscher ’23

Two students in the Department of Media and Communication at St. John Fisher College were honored this fall for their academic accomplishments.

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.

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