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.

Charlie and Elaine Constantino

For Charlie and Elaine Constantino, giving to Fisher is all about family.

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.

Mike and Kathi Piehler

An involved student becomes an even more involved donor.

Mike Moran ’80

Strong relationships have made a difference in his life, and he wants to help others create those bonds.

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.

Yasmin Mattox headshot

Driven to help others by clearing obstacles on the road to success

Paul Miller ’05, ’11

Paul Miller is dedicated to improving lives through education.

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

On the eve of Alumni Weekend, members of the campus community gathered to officially dedicate the Dennis ’72 and Denise Tepas Commons and the Terrace at Tepas Commons in honor of the Fisher family whose significant philanthropy made the transformation of the student community space possible.

On the eve of Alumni Weekend, members of the campus community gathered to officially dedicate the Dennis ’72 and Denise Tepas Commons and the Terrace at Tepas Commons in honor of the Fisher family whose significant philanthropy made the transformation of the student community space possible.

Dr. Chantz Miles

St. John Fisher University alumnus Dr. Chantz B. Miles ’22 (Ed.D.) will return to campus as the inaugural Rebecca Pelino ’86 Entrepreneur-in-Residence, a new position within the School of Business. He will serve as visiting assistant professor.

From Left to Right: Dr. Dianne Cooney Miner, Dr. Tricia Gatlin, Dr. Marilyn Dollinger

The Wegmans School of Nursing community gathered on Tuesday, Sept. 6 to dedicate two spaces in their building in honor of two stalwart leaders.

President Rooney and Jose Perales join the Pellican Family in cutting the ribbon on the newly opened Joseph Pellicano Wrestling Pavilion.

In 2022, the reintroduced St. John Fisher University wrestling team will return to the mats for the first time since 1983. When they do, teammates will train in a state-of-the-art wrestling room, thanks to the generosity of alumnus and trustee William J. Pellicano ’80 and his wife, Tracy.

Alumni will gather Friday, Sept. 23 through Sunday, Sept. 25 to celebrate Alumni Weekend

Alumni and families will be welcomed to campus Friday, Sept. 23 through Sunday, Sept. 25 for a weekend filled with fun events and class reunions.

Jack and Donna DePeters pose with their daughters in front of the center that bears their names.

On Friday, June 3, St. John Fisher College celebrated the official opening and dedication of the DePeters Family Center for Innovation and Teaching Excellence, a vibrant new space designed to provide faculty with opportunities to experiment with creative and flexible instructional approaches and cutting-edge tools to enhance their teaching.

Carol Anthony (John) Davidson ’76

The St. John Fisher College Accounting Alumni Society will celebrate the achievements of alumni and students during the 32nd Annual Accounting Awards Celebration.

10.28
5:30 p.m. cocktail reception, 6:30 p.m. dinner and program
Where: Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Athletic 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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