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Special Initiatives

The Office of Institutional Advancement works to undertake special fundraising initiatives to enhance the campus, grow the endowment, and honor individuals.

The Hermance Family Chapel of St. Basil the Great

With a lead gift from the Hermance family in honor of the late Ronald Hermance ’69, St. John Fisher College is building a Chapel adjacent to Kearney Hall. The Chapel will serve as a tribute to our founders, the Basilian Fathers, and reinforce the College's commitment to the tradition of Catholic education.


The College welcomes gifts that memorialize or honor both deceased and living individuals. Below is a list of sample naming opportunities in the chapel:

  • Mosaics (one available) - $250,000
  • Nave windows (four available) - $150,000
  • Vestry (one) - $100,000
  • Narthex windows (four available) - $50,000
  • Grand Piano (one) - $50,000-$100,000
  • Chairs (many available) - $1,000 

The following recognition opportunities have been reserved:

  • Narthex
  • Sacristy
  • Sculpture of St. Basil the Great
  • Baptismal Font
  • Crucifix
  • Reconciliation Room

If you are interested in one of these naming opportunities, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at (585) 385-5292.

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