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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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Our Four Priorities

A rendering of Lavery Library following renovation work

Building off the foundation established by our founders, Fisher Forward will continue the tremendous growth the College 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 college, 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

 Four students pose in the I Heart Fisher Giving Day photo booth.

On Thursday, March 23, a record-setting 1,072 donors showed their support and pride in St. John Fisher University, giving more than $285,000 on the fourth annual I Heart Fisher Day of Giving. The funds raised will support students, academic programs, athletics, and other important initiatives.

 A student on campus.

Nearly one year ahead of schedule, St. John Fisher University surpassed its Fisher Forward campaign goal, raising $85.5 million to date in support of the institution.

 Two pharmacy students walk through the Integrated Science and Health Science Building.

A $1 million gift to the Wegmans School of Pharmacy will create transformational opportunities for the next generation of students by providing substantial tuition assistance over the course of their academic careers.

A rendering of the Dugan Family Practice Facility.

St. John Fisher University has announced a gift from alumnus Kevin Dugan ’70, long-time supporter of the University’s nationally-ranked baseball team, to fund the construction of the state-of-the-art Dugan Family Practice Facility.

Marty Keating ’75 and Jake Latchman

On Friday, Oct. 28, St. John Fisher University dedicated a classroom named for alumnus, trustee, and longtime donor, Marty Keating ’75.

 2022-2023 Executive Interns

The new school year brings eight undergraduates into the Executive Internship Program. In their roles, students gain a deeper understanding of higher education leadership while also experiencing it.

From left to right: Bob Ward, The Ocorrs, Noah Campanelli, and Jose Perales cut the ribbon on the newly renamed coaching office.

On Friday, Oct. 7, St. John Fisher University honored David Ocorr, a longtime champion and advocate for the baseball program, by renaming the coach’s office in his honor.

5 p.m. networking reception. Program begins at 6 p.m.
Where: Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center 123 E. Main St. Rochester, NY 14604
10 a.m. coffee reception, 10:30 a.m. lecture
Where: Leo Community Room, Joseph S. Skalny Welcome Center
10 a.m. coffee reception, 10:30 a.m. lecture
Where: Leo Community Room, Joseph S. Skalny Welcome Center
10 a.m. coffee reception, 10:30 a.m. lecture
Where: Leo Community Room, Joseph S. Skalny Welcome Center