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
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.Learn More: Enhance Fisher's Campus
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.Learn More: Shape the Student Experience
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.Learn More: Create Immediate Impact
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.Learn More: Secure Fisher's Future
News and Events
Gift Funds Construction of New State-of-the-Art Joseph Pellicano Wrestling Pavilion
Emma Pyrak ’21 reflects on her time in Fisher's Executive Internship Program
In 2009, following their 25th Fisher reunion weekend, members of the Class of 1984 founded a non-profit, Eight 4 World Hope. Inspires by the late Fr. Joe Trovato, CSB, they continue to do great things.
For the Lamphear family from Camillus, New York, St. John Fisher College has been a part of dinner conversations since 2007. That’s when their oldest daughter, Lindsey, first heard about the College from an older classmate who had visited the campus.
How Fisher’s graduate sport management program developed alongside a unique and revolutionary partnership for students.
A $350,000 grant from M&T Bank will provide multi-year support for a St. John Fisher College program that helps highly motivated high school students become first-generation college students. The newly named M&T Charitable Foundation College Bound Program provides students with access to the information and resources they need to navigate the college admissions process and discover potential career paths.
Two golf tournaments in one week boosted student scholarship funds at St. John Fisher College.
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
We know a good investment when we see one. And Fisher students exhibit tremendous potential for long-term growth."— Jim Gould