Giving to Fisher
All gifts to St. John Fisher College help advance the educational mission of the College an in that way directly impact the lives of students. Each donation either directly supports students' learning or indirectly supports the structures in which students live and learn.
Individuals contribute to St. John Fisher College through one of three ways: the Fisher Fund, capital fundraising, or planned giving initiatives.
The Fisher Fund
The Fisher Fund is the annual giving campaign of St. John Fisher College. Gifts to the Fisher Fund may be unrestricted or designated to a specific area or fund. Unrestricted gifts provide the greatest flexibility, allowing the College to use the funds where they will have the most impact including student scholarships; faculty and academic program development; and technology, equipment and facilities improvement. These gifts are referred to as annual because they are solicited each year from alumni, friends, faculty, and staff, and spent in their entirety in the fiscal year in which they are received.
Capital fundraising includes major gifts for facilities enhancements, endowments, and other projects. Capital gifts are solicited through the efforts of the St. John Fisher College Board of Trustees, administration, and volunteers.
Planned gifts cover a wide spectrum of financial and estate planning vehicles such as an outright legacy in a Will, a beneficiary designation in a testamentary trust, a charitable remainder trust, an IRA or 401K account, a life insurance policy, a commercial annuity, or a charitable gift annuity. Such preparations are made with the guidance and support of financial or estate planning professionals.
Whether the gift is received through the Fisher Fund, capital fundraising, or planned giving, it greatly impacts the lives of students.