Bronze statue of St. Basil releasing a bird from his hand.

Donor Recognition

We look forward to recognizing those who will continue to help move Fisher Forward.

Showing Our Community How We Move Fisher Forward

From Kearney Hall, named in honor of Bishop James E. Kearney and his leadership during Fisher’s first fundraising campaign, to the Wegmans School of Pharmacy and the Wegmans School of Nursing, made possible by gifts from Robert and Peggy Wegman, Fisher proudly bears the names of partners who have transformed the campus. Whether students are studying in the School of Business in the Victor E. Salerno Center for American Enterprise or celebrating Mass in the Hermance Family Chapel of St. Basil the Great, they are inspired by the generosity and philanthropic spirit of the Fisher family.

Giving Societies

Spire Society members with Cardinal at the inSpire event.
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Spire Society

Membership in the Spire Society is granted to donors who commit to giving $1,000 or more to the Fisher Fund - the University's annual fund - for at least three years.

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Jim Growney, member of the 1948 Society, poses with family members in front of a wall depicting the history of Growney Stadium.
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1948 Society

The 1948 Society, named in honor of the year that St. John Fisher University received its charter, recognizes individuals who have named the Fisher as a beneficiary of a planned future gift.

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President Gerard Rooney addresses a gathering of donors being inducted into The Presidents Society
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Presidents Society

The Presidents Society acknowledges the generosity of a group of philanthropists who have made lifetime gifts to the University totaling $1 million or more.

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STORIES OF IMPACT
Innovative Impact

Thanks to the generosity of Jack '73 and Donna DePeters and their family, as well as Wegmans Food Markets where Jack built his successful 50-year career, the University established the DePeters Family Center for Innovation and Teaching Excellence which today provides the Fisher community with collaborative leadership for the design and delivery of innovative teaching and learning activities both on- and off-campus.

STORIES OF IMPACT
Building Greatness

Mike Henchen, head coach of Fisher’s cross country and track and field programs, says he often wonders how schools that don’t have an outdoor or indoor track attract recruits. From the Polisseni Track and Field Complex, which he calls “simply amazing,” to the throws area, he says Fisher facilities are getting better every day. “It has helped us recruit student-athletes who are focused academically and athletically. They see themselves participating in a great program at a great University, they embrace the Fisher family, and are just a great group of young adults,” he says.

News and Events

 Janice C. Loss ’92 and Dr. Frederick Cohn

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.

Attendees of the 2022 Scholarship Golf Tournament

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.

 Robert Egger and Alexander Justice Moore

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.

 Four students pose in the I Heart Fisher Giving Day photo booth.

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.

 A student on campus.

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.

06.02
10 a.m. coffee reception, 10:30 a.m. lecture
Where: Leo Community Room, Joseph S. Skalny Welcome Center
06.12
12:30 p.m. shotgun start
Where: Oak Hill Country Club

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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