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
Through the Reis-Bisor Scholarship, Jim Reis aims to pay it forward.
Through scholarship giving, John Davidson honors his time at Fisher and the education that opened doors.
Scholarship honors a legacy while supporting Fisher students.
David Pritchard ’83 gives in the name of family
He found a passion for service at Fisher, and honors that in his life's work
Despite two decades and over 1,000 miles, Class of 1994 graduates reconnect over their love of Fisher.
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
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
On Friday, Oct. 28, St. John Fisher University dedicated a classroom named for alumnus, trustee, and longtime donor, Marty Keating ’75.
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.
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.
Let’s Move Fisher Forward
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