We look forward to recognizing those who will continue to help move Fisher Forward.
Showing Our Community How We Move Fisher Forward
From Kearney Hall, named in honor of Bishop James E. Kearney and his leadership during the College’s first fundraising campaign, to the Wegmans School of Pharmacy and the Wegmans School of Nursing, made possible by gifts from Robert and Peggy Wegman, Fisher proudly bears the names of partners who have transformed the campus. Whether students are studying in the School of Business in the Victor E. Salerno Center for American Enterprise or celebrating Mass in the Hermance Family Chapel of St. Basil the Great, they are inspired by the generosity and philanthropic spirit of the Fisher family.
Membership in the Spire Society is granted to donors who commit to giving $1,000 or more to St. John Fisher College’s annual fund for at least three years.Learn More: Spire Society
The 1948 Society, named in honor of the year that St. John Fisher College received its charter, recognizes individuals who have named the College as a beneficiary of a planned future gift.Learn More: 1948 Society
The Presidents Society acknowledges the generosity of a group of philanthropists who have made lifetime gifts to the College totaling $1 million or more.Learn More: Presidents Society
As a faculty member, Fr. William Graf endowed a scholarship to benefit students in his department. In his nearly 40 years at the College, he has seen his students live out the Fisher values well beyond their time on campus.
Mike Henchen, head coach of Fisher’s cross country and track and field programs, says he often wonders how schools that don’t have an outdoor or indoor track attract recruits. From the Polisseni Track and Field Complex, which he calls “simply amazing,” to the throws area, he says Fisher facilities are getting better every day. “It has helped us recruit student-athletes who are focused academically and athletically. They see themselves participating in a great program at a great college, they embrace the Fisher family, and are just a great group of young adults,” he says.
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.