Create Immediate Impact
The Annual Fund bridges a critical gap supporting the mission of the College.
Grow Fisher's Annual Fund
The Annual Fund enriches the student academic experience in so many small and critical ways, while enabling the College to meet strategic goals. It supports operating expenses, forming the foundation of all philanthropic giving, and bridges a critical gap supporting the mission of the College. It also supports campus improvements to help elevate and improve the student experience.
An Impactful Investment
Unrestricted dollars from the Annual Fund enable the College to create and sustain transformative student experiences. Maintaining a strong and growing Annual Fund is essential, especially amid the dynamic landscape of higher education that exists today.
The Spire Society, the College’s elite contributors to the Annual Fund, is a network of College leaders and dedicated supporters who invest in our students, our people, and our mission. The collective impact of their support continues to grow.
Your generous gift to the Annual Fund will increase this immediately impacting College resources, expanding Fisher’s flexibility to facilitate individualized and meaningful academic experiences for every student.
Your Gifts Make An Impact
First-generation scholar Erin Turpin came to Fisher thanks to the generosity of many. From faculty-mentored research experiences to leadership positions with the Student Government Association, she has made the most of her Fisher experience.
Meet Dr. Kevin Callahan, professor of chemistry. When school is not in session, you can find Dr. Callahan working closely with Summer Science Fellows as their faculty mentor. The program, funded through generous donations, creates one-on-one mentorship opportunities for students interested in research.
Joe Current came to Fisher with a clear vision in mind. A recipient of the endowed Service Scholarship, he blends community engagement with courses in the natural sciences, all with the goal of earning a pharmacy degree.
News and Events
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.
St. John Fisher College students interested in gaining experience-based learning at a not-for-profit organization will now have greater opportunities to do so, thanks to the newly established Jill ’94 and James Knittel Award for Not-for-Profit Internships.