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.
For Charlie and Elaine Constantino, giving to Fisher is all about family.
Through scholarship giving, John Davidson honors his time at Fisher and the education that opened doors.
Scholarship honors a legacy while supporting Fisher students.
An involved student becomes an even more involved donor.
Strong relationships have made a difference in his life, and he wants to help others create those bonds.
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.
Driven to help others by clearing obstacles on the road to success
Paul Miller is dedicated to improving lives through education.
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 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.
The St. John Fisher College Accounting Alumni Society will celebrate the achievements of alumni and students during the 32nd Annual Accounting Awards Celebration.
It was a record-setting day for philanthropy at St. John Fisher College with I Heart Fisher Giving Day on Thursday, Mar. 24.
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.
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.
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.
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.