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

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.

Students celebrate I Heart Fisher Giving Day in Tepas Commons

It was a record-setting day for philanthropy at St. John Fisher College with I Heart Fisher Giving Day on Thursday, Mar. 24.

Bill ’76 and Ivette Shaheen

The newly established Bill ’76 and Ivette Shaheen Endowed Family Scholarship will ensure access for the next generation of students pursuing an education at St. John Fisher College.

Faculty and students in the Glover-Crask Simulation Center.

A $500,000 grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation will establish the Interprofessional Simulation Center (IPE Sim Center) at St. John Fisher College. The new laboratory will mirror health care practice settings where nursing and pharmacy students can engage in collective learning, professional role discovery, and skill development.

Rev. George T. Smith, CSB

St. John Fisher College has appointed Rev. George T. Smith, CSB, as the institution’s William and Helen Cavanaugh Chair of Catholic Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences. Smith is the first Basilian but second priest to be appointed to this role; he succeeds Rev. William Graf, who served as a member of the Fisher faculty for 37 years including as chair of the Religious Studies Department before his retirement in 2020. Smith will officially begin his role on September 1.

Carol ’74 and John ’71 Almeter

A $1 million gift, given by St. John Fisher College alumni John ’71 and Carol ’74 (Sloan) Almeter, will usher in a new era for the School of Business accounting program by creating opportunities to invest in innovative technology and establishing a scholarship for students.

Where: Fisher Campus

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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