A Fisher student smiles in cap and gown entering the Blue Cross Arena during Commencement.

Secure Fisher's Future

Your generous gift to Fisher’s endowment will secure Fisher’s future for generations to come.

Secure Through Endowment

An endowment is comprised of funds that an institution invests to support current students and to secure its future. When you give to the endowment, your gift will grow into something greater, something more impactful than the gift itself. It will be invested, and used to support Fisher and our students now and in the future.

Securing Our Future

Fisher spends an average of five percent of its endowment annually, supporting primarily student scholarships, opening access to the unique Fisher experience to hundreds of students. Our short-term goal is to grow the endowment to $150 million, expanding our ability to offer scholarship support, strategically attract and retain high quality faculty, and build the prestige of programs and positions at the University.

By endowing a scholarship, you will provide students with access to the Fisher experience each year, for years to come. A gift will build a legacy in the name of your choosing, endowing a scholarship that will provide scholarships to countless students in the future.

Learn More: Student Scholarships

Your gift to the Fisher endowment will support professorships, program directors, and faculty fellow positions that will strategically attract and retain top faculty and scholars. Endowed positions offer a prestigious and established avenue to enable and inspire thought leaders to drive their field forward, engaging in cutting-edge research that enables the development of unique curriculum and coursework. Endowed faculty positions are an enduring way to ensure the highest quality faculty at St. John Fisher University in perpetuity.

Learn More: Key Faculty Positions

Donor Testimonials

Dan Saperstone
Why I Give

We are very proud of the way Fisher has grown; it has come a long way since three buildings and a lot of land. It has grown into a fine institution.”

— Dan Saperstone ’68
Alexander Ryan
Why I Give

I joined the Spire Society because I was excited to be a part of a new, comprehensive campaign. It is more than just writing a check, it is an opportunity to take part in the life of Fisher.”

— Alexander Ryan ’96

News and Events

Alumni will gather Friday, Sept. 23 through Sunday, Sept. 25 to celebrate Alumni Weekend

Alumni and families will be welcomed to campus Friday, Sept. 23 through Sunday, Sept. 25 for a weekend filled with fun events and class reunions.

Jack and Donna DePeters pose with their daughters in front of the center that bears their names.

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.

Carol Anthony (John) Davidson ’76

The St. John Fisher College Accounting Alumni Society will celebrate the achievements of alumni and students during the 32nd Annual Accounting Awards Celebration.

Students celebrate I Heart Fisher Giving Day in Tepas Commons

It was a record-setting day for philanthropy at St. John Fisher College with I Heart Fisher Giving Day on Thursday, Mar. 24.

Bill ’76 and Ivette Shaheen

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.

Faculty and students in the Glover-Crask Simulation Center.

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.

Rev. George T. Smith, CSB

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.

09.24
3 p.m., kickoff at 4 p.m.
Where: Growney Stadium
09.23
Noon
Where: Leo Community Room, Joseph S. Skalny Welcome Center
09.24
2-4 p.m.
Where: Dennis ’72 and Denise Tepas Commons

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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