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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.

News and Events

Vic Salerno and President Rooney

St. John Fisher College alumnus and Board of Trustees member Victor E. Salerno ’66 has created a legacy of giving at the institution. In recognition of his decades of service to the College, he received the Robert L. Payton Award for Voluntary Service, presented by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) at an awards ceremony, held on Monday, Feb. 24, during the CASE District II Conference.

Jill A. and Martin K. Birmingham

With the establishment of a scholarship that bears their name, Martin K. and Jill A. Birmingham carry on a legacy of family giving to St. John Fisher College.

  Dean Christine Birnie with Ludmilla (Lucy) P. Malmberg, who gave $100,000 to the Wegmans School of Pharmacy to fund student travel experiences.

The Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher College received a $100,000 gift to fund student travel experiences, including to professional conferences and medical missions, thanks to the generosity of Ludmilla (Lucy) P. Malmberg, nationally renowned pharmacist, educational philanthropist, and entrepreneur.

A wall in the Integrated Science and Health Sciences Building promotes the natural sciences disciplines.

A new scholarship fund at St. John Fisher College will benefit undergraduate or graduate students studying disciplines in the natural sciences, thanks to the generosity of alumnus Michael E. Haefner.

Johairy Delacruz

This fall, the Department of Media and Communication selected Johairy Delacruz ’20 as the recipient of the James E. Seward Scholarship. Carrying a $1,000 award, the scholarship honors Jim Seward and his 41 years of college teaching, 29 of which were spent at Fisher. The scholarship was established by former students, friends, and colleagues when he retired in 2011.

Golisano Gateway

The annual Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign exceeded its fundraising goal raising $28,537.91 for St. John Fisher College. The campaign, which ran from Monday, Sept. 23 through Monday, Nov. 4, is a coordinated effort to encourage Fisher employees to support the College’s annual fund.

Dr. Henry Hess speaks at the Integrative and Complementary Medicine Symposium.

In fall 2018, the Wilmot Cancer Institute’s Pluta Cancer Center opened an Integrative Oncology & Wellness Center, using complementary therapies including yoga, meditation, and acupuncture to help ease the fatigue, pain, stress, and anxiety often felt by cancer patients.

03.19
All Day Event
Where: St. John Fisher College Campus
06.22
Noon
Where: Oak Hill Country Club, West Course
10.22
5:30-8 p.m.
Where: Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center
03.25
POSTPONED
Where: Cleary Family Auditorium, Kearney Hall

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