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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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Father Graf and a student in front of Kearney Hall
Student athlete running on the track
STORIES OF IMPACT
Carry It Forward

As a faculty member, Fr. William Graf endowed a scholarship to benefit students in his department. In his nearly 40 years at the Fisher, he has seen his students live out the Fisher values well beyond their time on 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 college, they embrace the Fisher family, and are just a great group of young adults,” he says.

News and Events

 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.

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

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