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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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A student presents his research during a poster presentation.
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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A Fisher student smiles in cap and gown entering the Blue Cross Arena during Commencement.
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

James ’71 and Kathleen Leo with President Rooney.

Over the summer, the Joseph S. Skalny Welcome Center Board Room received significant upgrades and on Wednesday, Oct. 13, College officials gathered to formally acknowledge the philanthropists who made the enhancements possible. The event celebrated the renaming of the space the James ’71 and Kathleen Leo Community Room, in honor of their generosity.

Mike Henchen, Terry Rodenbeck, and President Rooney cut the ceremonial ribbon on the newly named Cross Country Coach's Office

On Friday, Sept. 3, St. John Fisher College honored Terry Rodenbeck ’64, an alumnus of the College and the inaugural coach of the cross country program, by renaming the coach’s office in his honor.

A Wegmans School of Pharmacy patch on a white coat.

In a continuation of her generous support of the Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher College, nationally renowned pharmacist and entrepreneur Lucy P. Malmberg has given $500,000 to support student scholarships and educational technology.

President Gerard J. Rooney shared remarks that celebrated the philanthropic support of each inductee during a ceremony unveiling the addition of the 12 new members to the display of plaques on the columns of Kearney Hall.

On Tuesday, Aug. 17, St. John Fisher College inducted the newest members of the Presidents Society, philanthropists who have made commitments to the College of $1 million or more.

Carmelanne, Anneliese, and Dan Schmitz

St. John Fisher College continues to celebrate 50 years of Fisher females. In this issue, Collegium highlights five mom-daughter duos, who share their experiences of Fisher then and now, and how they became Fisher legacy families.

Dr. Roger DiPietro ’91 has released the final two books in his Decoding Persistent Depression series.

Nick and Mollie Velasco

Nick Velasco ’08 and Molly Dougherty ’12 Bring a Little Fisher to Australia

09.19
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: Ward-Haffey Dining Hall
10.01
10 a.m.
Where: Online
09.18
5 p.m.
Where: Genesee Valley Club

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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