Purpose. Impact. Transformation.
Join us on our continued journey of the most ambitious comprehensive campaign in our history. Together, we are moving Fisher Forward.Watch the Video
Our Campaign Priorities
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.”
"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
"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
The Wegmans School of Nursing at St. John Fisher University received a $5 million gift from the Wegman Family Charitable Foundation to advance nursing education and expand the pipeline of health care professionals in the Rochester region.
This fall, St. John Fisher University student-athletes are training in a renovated space, thanks to the generosity of alumnus and trustee Daniel J. Boyce ’79 and his wife, Shelley.
St. John Fisher University will soon begin work on a multimillion-dollar library modernization and renovation project, the largest capital project both in scope and investment in the institution’s history. Construction will begin in early 2024 with plans for completion by summer 2025.
On Thursday, Oct. 5, members of the Spire Society will have the opportunity to hear from Dr. Dan Connolly, dean of the School of Business, through the giving society’s event program, the Spire Society Spotlight Series.
On Tuesday, Aug. 29, St. John Fisher University welcomed 12 new members into the Presidents Society. Established in 2019 with 17 pioneer members, the Presidents Society acknowledges the generosity of philanthropists who have made lifetime gifts totaling $1 million or more.
Over the last two decades, the St. John Fisher University campus community has heard lectures from leading researchers in nanotechnology, genetics, and imaging technology, thanks to the annual Robert and Janice Loss Science Lecture Series.
The annual Fisher Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, June 12, at renowned Oak Hill Country Club, home of the 2023 PGA Championship.