Secure Fisher's Future
Your generous gift to Fisher’s endowment will secure Fisher’s future for generations to come.
Secure Through Endowment
An endowment is comprised of funds that a College invests to support current students and to secure its future. When you give to the endowment, your gift will grow into something greater, something more impactful than the gift itself. It will be invested, and used to support Fisher and our students now and in the future.
Securing Our Future
Fisher spends an average of five percent of its endowment annually, supporting primarily student scholarships, opening access to the unique Fisher experience to hundreds of students. Our short-term goal is to grow the endowment to $150 million, expanding our ability to offer scholarship support, strategically attract and retain high quality faculty, and build the prestige of programs and positions at the College.
Endow Student Scholarships
By endowing a scholarship, you will provide students with access to the Fisher experience each year, for years to come. A gift will build a legacy in the name of your choosing, endowing a scholarship that will provide scholarships to countless students in the future.Learn More: Student Scholarships
Endow Key Faculty Positions
Your gift to the Fisher endowment will support professorships, program directors, and faculty fellow positions that will strategically attract and retain top faculty and scholars. Endowed positions offer a prestigious and established avenue to enable and inspire thought leaders to drive their field forward, engaging in cutting-edge research that enables the development of unique curriculum and coursework. Endowed faculty positions are an enduring way to ensure the highest quality faculty at St. John Fisher College in perpetuity.Learn More: Key Faculty Positions
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.
We are very proud of the way the College has grown; it has come a long way since three buildings and a lot of land. It has grown into a fine institution.”— Dan Saperstone ’68
I joined the Spire Society because I was excited to be a part of a new, comprehensive campaign. It is more than just writing a check, it is an opportunity to take part in the life of the College.”— Alexander Ryan ’96
News and Events
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.