A hawk flies from the spire of Kearney Hall

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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Keough Hall and the Kearney Hall steeple at dusk.

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

Wegmans School of Nursing

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.

The Boyce Family Varsity Weightroom.

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.

A rendering of the exterior of Lavery Library.

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.

Headline: Spire Society Spotlight with a picture of Dean Dan Connolly

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.

A Presidents Society commemorative plate is displayed at a place setting.

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.

Janice C. Loss ’92 and Dr. Frederick Cohn

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.

Attendees of the 2022 Scholarship Golf Tournament

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.

Friday - Sunday
Where: St. John Fisher University Campus
All Day Event
Where: St. John Fisher University Campus
8 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Where: Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Athletic Center
10 a.m. light reception, 10:30 a.m. lecture
Where: Leo Community Room, Joseph S. Skalny Welcome Center