A Fisher student smiles in cap and gown entering the Blue Cross Arena during Commencement.

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.

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

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

Donor Testimonials

Dan Saperstone
Why I Give

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
Alexander Ryan
Why I Give

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

James ’71 and Kathleen Leo with President Rooney.

Over the summer, the Joseph S. Skalny Welcome Center Board Room received significant upgrades and on Wednesday, Oct. 13, College officials gathered to formally acknowledge the philanthropists who made the enhancements possible. The event celebrated the renaming of the space the James ’71 and Kathleen Leo Community Room, in honor of their generosity.

Mike Henchen, Terry Rodenbeck, and President Rooney cut the ceremonial ribbon on the newly named Cross Country Coach's Office

On Friday, Sept. 3, St. John Fisher College honored Terry Rodenbeck ’64, an alumnus of the College and the inaugural coach of the cross country program, by renaming the coach’s office in his honor.

A Wegmans School of Pharmacy patch on a white coat.

In a continuation of her generous support of the Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher College, nationally renowned pharmacist and entrepreneur Lucy P. Malmberg has given $500,000 to support student scholarships and educational technology.

President Gerard J. Rooney shared remarks that celebrated the philanthropic support of each inductee during a ceremony unveiling the addition of the 12 new members to the display of plaques on the columns of Kearney Hall.

On Tuesday, Aug. 17, St. John Fisher College inducted the newest members of the Presidents Society, philanthropists who have made commitments to the College of $1 million or more.

Carmelanne, Anneliese, and Dan Schmitz

St. John Fisher College continues to celebrate 50 years of Fisher females. In this issue, Collegium highlights five mom-daughter duos, who share their experiences of Fisher then and now, and how they became Fisher legacy families.

Dr. Roger DiPietro ’91 has released the final two books in his Decoding Persistent Depression series.

Nick and Mollie Velasco

Nick Velasco ’08 and Molly Dougherty ’12 Bring a Little Fisher to Australia

09.19
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: Ward-Haffey Dining Hall
10.01
10 a.m.
Where: Online
09.18
5 p.m.
Where: Genesee Valley Club

Let’s Move Fisher Forward

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