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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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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

Tepas Commons opened for student use on Friday, Jan. 14.

On Friday, Jan. 14, St. John Fisher College opened the doors to the Dennis ’72 and Denise Tepas Commons, a newly designed student space located in the heart of the Donald E. Bain Campus Center. Formerly known as the Campus Center Mainstage, Tepas Commons is named in honor of Dennis ’72 and Denise Tepas, whose significant philanthropy made the transformation possible.

Attendees at the virtual Grants Recognition Ceremony.

On Friday, Jan. 7, St. John Fisher College faculty and staff celebrated their achievements in successfully submitting grant proposals, receiving grant awards, and implementing grant projects over the last year.

Bob '68 and Susan Moline

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, chatting with fellow fans, or catching up with coaches, players, and parents post-game.

Rebecca Pelino (center) with students from the School of Business.

A $150,000 gift from St. John Fisher College alumna and Board of Trustee member Rebecca Pelino ’86 will create a new entrepreneurship program in the School of Business.

Joe Hazard, Dan O'Connor, and Bill Brown

In the fall of 1969, three Fisher students—Dan O’Connor, Joe Hazard, and Bill Brown—were busy creating something that would become a Fisher legacy: a football team.

Fisher staff members celebrate the launch of the giving campaign with the help of Cardinal.

Cardinal pride took over Cleary Auditorium this morning as College employees came together to celebrate the launch of the Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign, which encourages employee giving to the Fisher Fund.

A newly designed classroom.

Nine classrooms at St. John Fisher College are being transformed into innovative, flexible, active learning spaces, thanks in part to a $52,000 grant from the Higher Education Capital Match Program (HECap) that was secured in collaboration with the College’s Office of Sponsored Programs.

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Where: Online
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Where: Cleary Family Auditorium, Kearney Hall
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Where: Oak Hill Country 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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