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Campaign Priorities

Fisher Forward will build upon the College’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 $75 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

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Campaign Priority

Enhance Fisher’s Campus

Building off the foundation established by our founders, Fisher Forward will continue the tremendous growth the College 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.

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Campaign Priority

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.

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Campaign Priority

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.

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Campaign Priority

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.

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News and Events

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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.

 Two pharmacy students walk through the Integrated Science and Health Science Building.

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.

A rendering of the Dugan Family Practice Facility.

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.

Marty Keating ’75 and Jake Latchman

On Friday, Oct. 28, St. John Fisher University dedicated a classroom named for alumnus, trustee, and longtime donor, Marty Keating ’75.

 2022-2023 Executive Interns

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.

From left to right: Bob Ward, The Ocorrs, Noah Campanelli, and Jose Perales cut the ribbon on the newly renamed coaching office.

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.

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.

02.10
6-9 p.m.
Where: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort 2600 Tiburon Drive Naples, FL 34109
02.08
Noon - 2 p.m.
Where: The Tampa Club 101 E. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33602
03.21
5:30-7 p.m.
Where: The Century Club 480 James St. Syracuse, NY 13203
03.23
All Day Event
Where: St. John Fisher University

Donor Testimonials

Matt Rowe ’90
Why I Give

My father was incredibly proud of St. John Fisher College 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
Jim Gould
Why I Give

We know a good investment when we see one. And Fisher students exhibit tremendous potential for long-term growth."

— Jim Gould

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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