Create Immediate Impact
The Fisher Fund bridges a critical gap supporting the mission of the University.
Grow the Fisher Fund
The Fisher Fund enriches the student academic experience in so many small and critical ways, while enabling the University to meet strategic goals. It supports operating expenses, forming the foundation of all philanthropic giving, and bridges a critical gap supporting the mission of the University. It also supports campus improvements to help elevate and improve the student experience.
An Impactful Investment
Unrestricted dollars from the Fisher Fund enable the University to create and sustain transformative student experiences. Maintaining a strong and growing annual fund is essential, especially amid the dynamic landscape of higher education that exists today.
The Spire Society, the University’s leading Fisher Fund contributors, is a network of Fisher leaders and dedicated supporters who invest in our students, our people, and our mission. The collective impact of their support continues to grow.
Your generous gift to the Fisher Fund will increase this immediately impacting University resources, expanding Fisher’s flexibility to facilitate individualized and meaningful academic experiences for every student.
Your Gifts Make An Impact
First-Generation Scholar Erin Turpin came to Fisher thanks to the generosity of many. From faculty-mentored research experiences to leadership positions with the Student Government Association, she has made the most of her Fisher experience.
Meet Dr. Kevin Callahan, professor of chemistry. When school is not in session, you can find Dr. Callahan working closely with Summer Science Fellows as their faculty mentor. The program, funded through generous donations, creates one-on-one mentorship opportunities for students interested in research.
Joe Current came to Fisher with a clear vision in mind. A recipient of the endowed Service Scholarship, he blends community engagement with courses in the natural sciences, all with the goal of earning a pharmacy degree.
News and Events
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.
Food justice activists Robert Egger and Alexander Justice Moore will deliver a keynote address during the 2023 Donald L. and Marilyn B. Muench Faith in Action Lecture Series. Their lecture, “From Charity to Change,” will explore food scarcity and detail their experiences helping to battle hunger and poverty. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, in Cleary Family Auditorium.
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.
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.Give Today