A group of students gathered around Elaine and Charlie Constantino.

Storied Commitments

Fisher Forward donors share a passion for impacting their alma mater.

Faces Moving Fisher Forward

When asked why they give, time and again Fisher donors praise the philanthropic stewardship of the University and the belief that their contributions will be soundly invested. And, they usually like to tell a story or two from their time on campus. Below, our supporters share their reasons for joining the Fisher Forward movement.

Alumni Give Back to Pay it Forward

Jim Reis

Through the Reis-Bisor Scholarship, Jim Reis aims to pay it forward.

John Davidson

Through scholarship giving, John Davidson honors his time at Fisher and the education that opened doors.

Jim Stanton

Scholarship honors a legacy while supporting Fisher students.

David Pritchard ’83

David Pritchard ’83 gives in the name of family

Charles Meng

He found a passion for service at Fisher, and honors that in his life's work

Mike Atkin and Meaghan O'Connor smiling together

Despite two decades and over 1,000 miles, Class of 1994 graduates reconnect over their love of Fisher.

Donor Testimonials

Meghan Curtin
Why I Give

Fisher gave us our start. It is where we commenced our lives and it has been paying dividends for years. That’s why you have to pay it forward. We have a responsibility to give back.

— Meghan Curtin ’96
Dan Saperstone
Why I Give

Fisher was supportive, nurturing; we had every opportunity to succeed. We all had nice careers at the end of it. To repay that debt is a goal of mine and the best way I can do it is to support students that need an economic or some other boost.

— Dan Saperstone ’68
Alexander Ryan
Why I Give

I can see where my Fisher experiences have contributed greatly to my own development and I am very interested in helping others have the same or similar experiences that are meaningful to them.

— Alexander Ryan ’96

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

Let’s Move Fisher Forward

By investing in Fisher Forward, you are investing in the future success of our graduates, our institution, and our community as a whole.

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