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Campaign Priorities

Fisher Forward will build upon the College’s tremendous growth and broaden our impact.

70 Years of Growth

The story of the last 70 years of St. John Fisher College is one of growth and impact. Through the goodness of so many individuals, Fisher has grown to what it is today. The College remains a center for knowledge, an example and growing resource to the world around us. In 2023, Fisher will celebrate 75 years since our founding in 1948. With a goal of $75 million, Fisher Forward will provide the resources needed to achieve ambitious goals - all of which are centered on enriching the student experience.

Our Four Priorities

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Campaign Priority

Enhance Fisher’s Campus

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.

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Campaign Priority

Shape the Student Experience

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.

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Campaign Priority

Create Immediate Impact

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.

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Campaign Priority

Secure Fisher's Future

Investing in Fisher's endowment will secure the future of the work we do each and every day preparing students for lives of purpose and accomplishment.

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News and Events

Students gather on the Campus Center Quad.

A new program at St. John Fisher College will prepare undergraduate students to be educated and engaged civic leaders and citizens of the region and find answers on how to create a more equitable, healthy, and sustainable community.

Left to right: Sally Read ’75, Antoinette Giordano Cooper ’75,  Michele Micalizzi McCarthy ’75, Gloria Pucci LoVecchio ’75,  Judy Magro Goonan ’75, and Jacqueline Peterson ’75

In September 1971, 65 women made history as the first females to enroll at St. John Fisher College. Among those were 30 first-year students, dubbed “freshettes” by then president, Rev. Charles Lavery.

Donna Salmon

The Fisher alumni family lost a trailblazer and advocate in 2020. Donna Salmon ’79 passed away on December 8.

Mike Connolly

Michael Connolly ’94 began his career with retail giant Walmart, where he rose through the ranks learning logistics, global supply chain, merchandising, and regional management.

Bill Lang ’08

What do a broadcast news producer, a fire marshal, and those blue Amazon delivery vans have in common?

Socially distanced students in the foreground at the Teddi Dance

There were dancers, large screens, and signage strewn around the space. There were balloons, sashes, and stuffed teddy bears donned in this year’s t-shirt. And the group was back where it all began – in Cleary Auditorium – on a cold February weekend, all in the name of love.

Collage of three photos: Phil Kahler with basketball player, Emily Markarian, Linda Michele

Sean Farnsworth ’05, director of Sports Information, shares the history of women in sport at Fisher.

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Donor Testimonials

Matt Rowe ’90
Why I Give

My father was incredibly proud of St. John Fisher College and he was so happy that I had the opportunity to play for Fisher. I’m so fortunate to be able to give back to the school, and do something in our parents’ names."

— Matt Rowe ’90
Jim Gould
Why I Give

We know a good investment when we see one. And Fisher students exhibit tremendous potential for long-term growth."

— Jim Gould

Let’s Move Fisher Forward

By investing in Fisher Forward, you are investing in the future success of our graduates, our institution, and our community as a whole.

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