Bronze statue of St. Basil releasign a bird from his hand.

Donor Recognition

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.

Giving Societies

Spire Society members with Cardinal at the inSpire event.
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Spire Society

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.

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Jim Growney, member of the 1948 Society, poses with family members in front of a wall depicting the history of Growney Stadium.
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1948 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.

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President Gerard Rooney addresses a gathering of donors being inducted into The Presidents Society
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Presidents 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.

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Father Graf and a student in front of Kearney Hall
Student athlete running on the track
STORIES OF IMPACT
Carry It Forward

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.

STORIES OF IMPACT
Building Greatness

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

Dr. Carolyn Yauyan Woo

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

President Rooney and Vic Salerno, joined by a host of Fisher students, share details of the Fisher Forward campaign.

In its relatively short history, St. John Fisher College has grown from the “College on the Hill” to a nationally recognized institution, an anchor in the community, and a place where students experience a transformative education.

 Parkes Ribbon Cutting

During a ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 4, the St. John Fisher College School of Business marked the opening of the Walter and Barbara Parkes Trading Lab.

Student in a School of Business Classroom

A scholarship fund at St. John Fisher College will receive a $250,000 boost thanks to the generosity of Alesco Advisors, an investment advisory firm located in Pittsford, New York.

Andrew O'Hara poses in the Atlanta United FC of Major League Soccer stadium.

Fisher sport management majors Andrew O’Hara and Justine Tam have been selected as the recipients of the Sport Management Department’s 2019 Student Experiential Learning Fund.

Presidents Society Induction

On Thursday, June 6, St. John Fisher College community members gathered to celebrate the newly established Presidents Society, which recognizes philanthropists who have given gifts of $1 million or more to the College.

I Heart Fisher Day of Giving

On Thursday, March 21, St. John Fisher College alumni, faculty, staff, and students came together to show their collective Fisher love during the first-ever I Heart Fisher Day of Giving.

10.12
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: Cleary Family Auditorium, Kearney Hall
12.02
Noon
Where: Genesee Valley Club 421 East Avenue Rochester, NY 14607
12.04
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: The Kincaid at Legacy 7200 Dallas Parkway Plano, TX
10.24
4-7 p.m.
Where: Constellation Brands Headquarters, 207 Highpoint Dr., #100, Victor, NY

Let’s Move Fisher Forward

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