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
Through the Reis-Bisor Scholarship, Jim Reis aims to pay it forward.
For Charlie and Elaine Constantino, giving to Fisher is all about family.
Through scholarship giving, John Davidson honors his time at Fisher and the education that opened doors.
Scholarship honors a legacy while supporting Fisher students.
An involved student becomes an even more involved donor.
Strong relationships have made a difference in his life, and he wants to help others create those bonds.
David Pritchard ’83 gives in the name of family
He found a passion for service at Fisher, and honors that in his life's work
Despite two decades and over 1,000 miles, Class of 1994 graduates reconnect over their love of Fisher.
Driven to help others by clearing obstacles on the road to success
Paul Miller is dedicated to improving lives through education.
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
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
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
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.
Two students in the Department of Media and Communication at St. John Fisher College were honored this fall for their academic accomplishments.
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 earned the nickname Bob the Builder, but he is also Bob the Giver
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.
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.
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.