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

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.

Dr. Carolyn Yauyan Woo

Carolyn Woo to be Inaugural Speaker of the New Donald L. and Marilyn B. Muench Faith in Action Lecture Series

10.12
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: Cleary Family Auditorium, Kearney Hall
03.19
All Day Event
Where: St. John Fisher College Campus
03.26
5:30 p.m.
Where: Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center
12.02
Noon
Where: Genesee Valley Club 421 East Avenue Rochester, NY 14607

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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