Fisher Forward will build upon the University's tremendous growth and broaden our impact.
75 Years of Growth
The story of the last 75 years of St. John Fisher University is one of growth and impact. Through the goodness of so many individuals, Fisher has grown to what it is today. The University remains a center for knowledge, an example and growing resource to the world around us. In 2023, Fisher is celebrating 75 years since our founding in 1948. With a goal of $100 million, Fisher Forward is providing the resources needed to achieve ambitious goals - all of which are centered on enriching the student experience.
Our Four Priorities
Enhance Fisher’s Campus
Building off the foundation established by our founders, Fisher Forward will continue the tremendous growth the University has seen over the last two decades by engaging in capital expansion and modernization to facilitate impact now and prepare for a future of sustained growth.Learn More: Enhance Fisher's Campus
Shape the Student Experience
Experiential learning, education that occurs both inside and outside of the classroom, bridges the gap between theory and practice while offering students a safe place to explore the possibilities of their future.Learn More: Shape the Student Experience
Create Immediate Impact
Your generous gift to the Fisher Fund will make an immediate impact on our students, expanding our flexibility to facilitate individualized and meaningful academic experiences for each and every one.Learn More: Create Immediate Impact
Secure Fisher's Future
Investing in Fisher's endowment will secure the future of the work we do each and every day preparing students for lives of purpose and accomplishment.Learn More: Secure Fisher's Future
News and Events
The Wegmans School of Nursing at St. John Fisher University received a $5 million gift from the Wegman Family Charitable Foundation to advance nursing education and expand the pipeline of health care professionals in the Rochester region.
This fall, St. John Fisher University student-athletes are training in a renovated space, thanks to the generosity of alumnus and trustee Daniel J. Boyce ’79 and his wife, Shelley.
St. John Fisher University will soon begin work on a multimillion-dollar library modernization and renovation project, the largest capital project both in scope and investment in the institution’s history. Construction will begin in early 2024 with plans for completion by summer 2025.
On Thursday, Oct. 5, members of the Spire Society will have the opportunity to hear from Dr. Dan Connolly, dean of the School of Business, through the giving society’s event program, the Spire Society Spotlight Series.
On Tuesday, Aug. 29, St. John Fisher University welcomed 12 new members into the Presidents Society. Established in 2019 with 17 pioneer members, the Presidents Society acknowledges the generosity of philanthropists who have made lifetime gifts totaling $1 million or more.
Over the last two decades, the St. John Fisher University campus community has heard lectures from leading researchers in nanotechnology, genetics, and imaging technology, thanks to the annual Robert and Janice Loss Science Lecture Series.
The annual Fisher Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, June 12, at renowned Oak Hill Country Club, home of the 2023 PGA Championship.
My father was incredibly proud of Fisher and he was so happy that I had the opportunity to play for Fisher. I’m so fortunate to be able to give back to the school, and do something in our parents’ names."— Matt Rowe ’90
We know a good investment when we see one. And Fisher students exhibit tremendous potential for long-term growth."— Jim Gould