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Purpose. Impact. Transformation.

Join us on our continued journey of the most ambitious comprehensive campaign in our history. Together, we are moving Fisher Forward.

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Thank You!

June 12, 2019

Thank You!
June 12, 2019

Nearly one year ahead of schedule, the University has surpassed its original Fisher Forward campaign goal of $75 million. Now, striving to even greater heights, the campaign is extended through 2025.

New Goal
$100 million
Unique Donors so far
We're Moving Fisher Forward

Our Campaign Priorities

A rendering of Lavery Library following renovation work

Building off the foundation established by our founders, Fisher Forward will continue the tremendous growth Fisher has seen over the last two decades by engaging in capital expansion and modernization to facilitate impact now and prepare for a future of sustained growth.

A student presents their work during a research symposium

Experiential learning, education that occurs both inside and outside of the classroom, bridges the gap between theory and practice while offering students a safe place to explore the possibilities of their future.

Students and Cardinal pose in front of the new St. John Fisher University sign in July 2022

Your generous gift to the Fisher Fund will make an immediate impact on our students, expanding our flexibility to facilitate individualized and meaningful academic experiences for each and every one.

Students celebrate during Commencement 2022

When you give to Fisher’s endowment, your gift will grow into something greater, something more impactful than the gift itself. Your gift will be invested and used to support Fisher students for generations to come.

The DePeters Family stands in front of the DePeters Family Center for Innovation and Teaching Excellence
Student athlete running on the track
Innovative Impact

Thanks to the generosity of Jack '73 and Donna DePeters and their family, as well as Wegmans Food Markets where Jack built his successful 50-year career, the University established the DePeters Family Center for Innovation and Teaching Excellence which today provides the Fisher community with collaborative leadership for the design and delivery of innovative teaching and learning activities both on- and off-campus.

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 University, they embrace the Fisher family, and are just a great group of young adults,” he says.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is held for the Dennis '72 and Denise Tepas Commons

"For the last 50 years, Fisher has been a very special place for us, and we are pleased to be a part of the Fisher community. The Tepas Commons will be an indoor and outdoor area where students can gather and grow both academically and socially. We feel very blessed to make this contribution on behalf of the generations of Fisher students who will utilize this space.”

Lucy P. Malmberg

"I am grateful for the opportunity to come alongside Fisher [as pharmacy students] prepare to serve future patients and strengthen our pharmacy profession in service to the world."

— Lucy P. Malmberg
John ’71 and Carol ’74 (Sloan) Almeter

"We cherish the foundation in accounting and business education that we received, along with the lifelong relationships we have formed through Fisher."

— John ’71 and Carol ’74 (Sloan) Almeter

News and Events

Architectural rendering of the renovated Lavery Library from Golisano Gateway

With its repository of research journals, teeming stacks of books, and archival materials, Lavery Library has served the St. John Fisher University for nearly 50 years, helping countless students, faculty, and staff accomplish their scholarly pursuits. Now, the University has begun work on a multimillion-dollar modernization and renovation to the library, the largest capital project both in scope and investment in the institution’s history.

St. John Fisher University's Presidents Residence

A $2.5 million gift to St. John Fisher University will ensure that its President’s Residence will continue to remain a gathering place for engagement with students, alumni, donors, and community members for many years to come.

Image generated by AI with the prompt, What does AI in higher education look like?

The field of artificial intelligence (AI) has been around for decades, with some of the early work dating back to the 1950s. Largely the stuff of sci-fi movies and TV shows throughout the late 20th century, AI now is embedded in our daily lives in things like Amazon and Netflix recommendations, face ID on cell phones, and banking alerts based on prior purchases, just to name a few examples.

The first cohort of the First Generation Scholarship Program

The First Generation Program is Celebrating 25 Years

Lavery Library renovations.

The activity of construction at the site of the Lavery Library Modernization and Renovation Project is in part thanks to the planned gift of St. John Fisher University alumnus Leon Creek ’60.

Students celebrate I Heart Fisher Day with Cardinal.

This year, 1,008 donors raised more than $335,000 during the fifth annual I Heart Fisher Giving Day. Held on Thursday, March 21, the giving day supports students and programs at St. John Fisher University.

Students show their Fisher pride!

St. John Fisher University is set to celebrate philanthropy during the fifth annual I Heart Fisher Giving Day on Thursday, Mar. 21.

6:45 p.m.
Where: Innovative Field
Friday - Sunday
Where: St. John Fisher University Campus