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Join the Spire Society

The Spire Society is a network of University leaders who invest in our students, our people, and our mission.

Membership in the Spire Society is granted to those donors who give $1,000 or more annually to the University’s Fisher Fund, committing to that minimum level of giving for three years. They can designate their support to the area of greatest need, one of ten central areas of the University, or any combination of these, setting an example of generosity for others to follow. Collectively, Spire Society members invest in and enhance the Fisher experience, making it available to all who wish to learn and grow here.

Join the Spire Society

The Impact of the Fisher Fund

Spire Society gifts are used by the University’s leadership to respond to the needs and opportunities that arise annually. Your generosity directly supports scholarships, experiential learning opportunities, support for faculty and student research collaboration, acquisition of library collections, creation of new academic programs, investment in technology, facility improvements, athletic team travel and equipment, student leadership training, and more.

The Fisher Fund enables the president, provost, vice presidents, and deans to champion new initiatives, innovative ideas, and strategic opportunities.

What is the Fisher Fund?

The St. John Fisher University Fisher Fund is composed of eleven funds that support all aspects of the University.

  • Area of Greatest Need
  • Financial Aid
  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • Wegmans School of Nursing
  • Wegmans School of Pharmacy
  • Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education
  • Athletics
  • Lavery Library
  • Student Life
  • Presidential Initiatives

Spire Society Membership Levels

  • Founders Level ($25,000 or higher annual gift)
  • Presidents Level ($10,000-$24,999 annual gift)
  • Scholars Level ($5,000-$9,999 annual gift)
  • Pioneers Level ($2,500-$4,999 annual gift)
  • Members Level ($1,000-$2,499 annual gift)
  • Associates Level (Classes 2012-2022)
    Membership in the Associates Level is available for Fisher graduates of the past ten years who make a Spire Society commitment between $500 and $999 (Starts with a $42 monthly gift)

Spire Society Member Roll

Founders Level ($25,000 or higher annual gift)

Daniel J. Boyce, Esq. ’79 and Shelley L. Boyce
John A. ’73 and Donna M. DePeters
Michael E. ’82 and Christine Haefner
Thomas ’69 and Elizabeth A. Kubiak
Victor E. ’66 and Eileen T. Salerno

Presidents Level ($10,000-$24,999 annual gift)

Ronald D. ’88 and Jessica Billitier
Martin L. Keating ’75 and Jake Latchman
Mark Lobene ’76 and Judith Modrak
Monroe Roadways, Inc.
Diana L. and Angelo V. Nole
Michael A. ’78 and Pamela J. O’Conor
Rebecca J. Pelino ’86
Dr. Gerard J. and Susan D. Rooney
Matthew Rowe ’90
Joseph R. ’78 and Karen Rulison
Fr. George Smith, CSB
Michael F. Stapleton '98
Jon M. ’84 and Heather ’85 Williams
Tompkins Community Bank

Scholars Level ($5,000-$9,999 annual gift)

Martin K. and Jill Birmingham
Dr. Angel N. Boev and Dr. Christine A. Boev
Thomas G. ’71 and Sandra C. Bowles
Daniel J. and Denise Burns
Gregory J. and Pamela M. Duffy
M. Kevin ’70 and Margaret Dugan
Robert A. Healy
Will Hinkston, Jr. ’77
Frank B. Iacovangelo, Esq. ’62 and Jean Iacovangelo
James E. Keenan ’59
Nixon Peabody LLP
Billy ’05 and Dr. Alyssa O’Grady
William J. ’80 and Tracy L. Pellicano
Dominic C. ’60 and June H. ’85 Piazza
John R. ’95 and Dawn A. Piccirilli
David '83 and Robin Pritchard
Andrew J. Sciarabba ’65
Ferdinand J. Smith III and Elaine Smith
Chip Travis ’90
Valerie A. Polisseni Wilcox
Dr. Joseph ’77 and Mrs. Jane Vacca
Paul Weykamp, Esq. ’80
James J. Wohlrab ’56

Pioneers Level ($2,500-$4,999 annual gift)

John H. '71 and Carol '74 Almeter
Chris and Julie Biehn
David ’95 and Kim D. Boni
Janice Campbell-Loss ’92
William G. '78 and Shirl R. '94 Clark
Mark E. Cleary ’81
Amy M. Cohen, Esq. ’96 and Robert A. Cohen, Esq.
Christopher E. Curtin, Esq. ’95 and Meghan Burke Curtin ’96
Dr. Colleen Dwyer Donegan and Patrick Donegan
Edward P. Finnerty, Esq. ’73
Dusty '78 and Cathie Fischer
Molly Galloway ’89
David C. Glossner ’60
Dr. Clark J. Godshall ’76
William and Rhonda Goodrich
Michael C. and Judith M. Goonan ’75
Michael R. Grosodonia, Esq. ’74 and Joanna M. Grosodonia
Peter J. Hersha, Esq. '78 and Robin B. Hersha
John ’69 and Patricia Heveron
Timothy J. '70 and Pamela Hines
Leo ’55 and Cynthia Kesselring
Dr. James J. Kinnally '71 and Dr. Melissa McGrath
Joseph B. Laino, Esq. ’89 and Susan L. Laino ’91
Gerald E. Madden ’62
Matthew ’96 and Keri Manning
E. Robert ’68 and Susan W. Moline
A. Robert ’57 and B.J. O'Brien
Ronald A. ’79 and Mary K. ’83 Pluta
Dr. Kevin and Catherine Railey
Alexander P. Ryan, Esq. ’96 and Amy E. Ryan
Daniel J. ’96 and Chantal Ryan
William G. ’76 and Ivette Shaheen
Robert A. and Kimberle Ward
W. James ’05 and Sally-Ann Whelan
Thomas E. Wozniak ’69
Philip and Cheryl ’86 Yawman

Members Level ($1,000-$2,499 annual gift)

Kristina C. ’08, ’17 (M.S.) and Jonathan L. Abbey
Tyler Ahearn ’17
Rev. Paul J. Alciati ’73
Jonathan Alongi ’12
Patricia Ames, Ph.D. ’83
Ronald L. Ange
Keith E. Ashby ’70 and Patricia A. Baldwin, Esq.
Thomas and Andi E. Balland ’96
Leslie S. and John P. Barden ’83
Steven W. Barnstead, Esq. ’84 and Susan M. Barnstead
James P. Barone ’76
John R. Barone ’64
Joan and Daniel Benulis
Marcia H. ’77 and Paul D. Berg
Tom P’26 and Kara P’26 Bestpitch
Anthony ’68 and Marjorie Biondi
Dr. Christine R. Birnie and George D. Jegadesh ’14 (MBA)
Andre Bliss ’10, ’12 and Nathalia Martinez-Bliss ’09
Steven P. ’74 and Debra Boscoe
Larry J. Boudens ’58
David Bovenzi ’93, ’06
Joseph M. ’14 and Emily A. Bowman
David A. Brown ’85
Anne ’81 and Mark Boylan
Deborah ’81 and Peter ’85 Bruno
Holli and James Budd
Robert W. Burgdorf, Esq. ’84 and Rosellen J. Burgdorf ’84
James C. Burns ’86
Lauren J. Burns ’82
Alphonse and Michelle A. Camp
Jamie ’14 and Kelly Campagna ’14
Marissa Canori ’11
James E. Carey ’65
Nancy E. Catarisano ’83
Donald M. Cerra ’66
Thomas J. Cheney ’72
Anthony Chiaravalloti, MD ’10
Sam ’08 and Jen ’08, ’12 Chimera
Hugh ’06 and Shara ’05 Chisholm
Elizabeth C. Ciaccio ’83 and David K. Vogt ’82, ’05 (MBA)
William J. ’57 and Judith E. Clair
John M. Clifford ’63
David J. ’82 and Donna M. ’81 Cole
Joseph M. Colucci ’80
Michael R. Connolly ’94
Greg Constantino ’00 and Stephanie D'Amico-Constantino ’01
Dr. Dianne M. Cooney Miner and Dr. R. Edward Miner
Jose and Karen Coronas
Brian P. ’01 and Melissa L. ’02 Craig
Dr. Caroline A. Critchlow
Timothy Crumley ’13
Michael F. ’84 and Mary Beth Cucinotta
John M. ’68 and Joan D. Dailey
Mark S. Dailey ’80
Michael R. Daum ’08
George F. Davin ’66
Karl Deuble ’17
Gary N. ’66 and Benna M. Denue
Dina ’91 and Tony ’90 DeSorbo
Maria DiGiambattista-Shafer ’81 and Gerard F. Shafer
Jacqueline S. DiStefano
Connor Dixon-Schwabl ’10
Dr. Marilyn L. Dollinger and The Hon. Richard A. Dollinger
Ed Donnelly ’83 and Tom Schnorr
Dr. Jennifer ’95 and Paul Dotterweich
Thomas S. Doupe P’24
Nathan P. Driscoll ’06
Greg Duffy ’13
Robert ’74 and Terry Dumas
Raymond Dunlap ’76
Gerald C. ’67 and Susan C. Eckert
Dr. C. McCollister Evarts
Dr. Ann Marie Fallon
Katie ’05 and Matt Farley
Preston K. Faulkner ’89
Gary M. Fitch, Jr. ’96
Vincent J. Fitzgerald ’72
Maria Elena ’88 and Ralph ’84 Fornuto
Tristan Fuierer ’90 and Colleen L. Reilly
James W. ’56 and Barbara Gallagher
Joseph A. ’76 and Nancy Garbarino
Patricia Gatlin
Annette Gaul, Esq. ’76
Anne R. and Garry Geer
Albert E. Gentle, Jr. ’67
Trey D. George ’11
Dena Getzie ’87
Jennifer Gervase-Benson ’94 and Christopher Benson
Mark S. and Lucy M. Gionta ’83
Patrick J. Gordon ’10
Scott Gordon ’08
James G. and Ann J. Gould
James A. ’69 and Patricia Grace
Melissa and Isabella Greco Lopes
Dr. Kris H. and Brenda J. Green
Patrick Greer ’02
James Greule ’69
Christine Grout ’11
James P. Growney ’66
Anthony L. Gugino ’79 and Dr. Earlene Siebold
Patrick Guisto ’89
Dale J. ’74 and Laurine Haefner
John A. Haefner ’58
Robert S. ’74 and Julie A. Haggerty
Walter B. D. Hickey, Jr.
Gregory J. Huether, Esq. ’76 and Andrea E. Tomaino, Esq.
Paul Hurley ’83
Dr. James J. Hurny ’11 (Ed.D.)
Leo ’87 and Grace Iacobelli
David ’85, ’87 and Kim ’86 Igoe
Janice Iati Doak ’78
Kyle R. Ingalls ’14
Lisa E. ’94 and Ken Ireland
Donald E. ’74 and Nancy E. Jeffries
Dr. Erica Johnson and Howard Skogman
Matthew T. Jones ’99
Harry Kambanis ’89
Dr. Kevin A. Kaucher ’05
David T. and Michelle M. Kelly ’85
Dean R. Kelsey ’81
Norman D. ’96 and Rebecca L. Kieffer ’96 
Mary Ann T. Kiely ’81
Dr. Timothy Kinsella
David A. ’62 and Judy Kinsky
James A. Knauf, Jr. ’65 and Colleen Knauf
Brandon Knickerbocker ’16
Charlie Knittle ’06 ’13 (MBA)
Jill R. Knittel ’94, ’03 (MBA)
David M. ’94 (MBA) and Tricia Kolczynski
Thomas R. Kukuk ’13 and Megan Maffett Kukuk
Dr. David Kunsch
Matthew C. ’03 and Jennifer E. ’02, ’10 (M.S.) Lake
Robert J. Lang ’83
John J. ’87 and Dyan ’88 Latini
Julia A. Lauria ’12
Jane B. Lavery and John R. Newhall
Collin Alexander Lafayette ’15
Stacy and Kevin Ledermann
Anthony G. Lee ’17
Jeffrey N. Leenhouts ’11, P’24
Galen R. Lewis, Esq. ’02 and Meaghan Sanders
Todd ’94 and Autumn Lexer
Erin Loftus ’19
Colleen S. ’90 and Brian N. Lynch
Jessica Lynch ’12 (Pharm.D.)
Edward J. ’56 and Kathleen L. Lynd
John C. ’62 and Judith Lynd
Garrett Macdonald ’14, ’16
Francis R. Madia ’82
Mary Anne Magee ’76
Richard D. ’82 and Helen J. Mallory
Richard P. Mangan ’59
Joellen Maples
Timothy W. Marion ’09
Brian ’01 and Dana ’07 Mayeu
Taylor McCabe ’14
Dr. David J. McCaffrey III and Suzanne McCaffrey
Jim and Mary McCarthy
David C. ’81 and Heather B. McCullough
Mary M. McGowan
Dr. Heather McGrane Minton ’09 and Mr. Thomas Minton
Richard W. McGrath ’75
Joseph D. ’66 and Jacqueline McGuire
John M. and Mary Martha McKenna
Peter A. ’75 and Elizabeth K. Messner
Anthony Monaco, Esq. ’83
Paul Montanarella, M.D. ’79 and Cindy Montanarella
Patrick T. ’71 and Molly Morphy
Steven A Moscaritolo ’08
Ruth C. Mothorpe ’88
Elizabeth Mullin-DiProsa and Francis A. DiProsa ’63
Jennifer J. Nackley, Esq. ’86
Angela and David Nagel
Sharon D. Napier ’81
Donald ’71 and Nancy Nash
Marcie ’94 and John Nicastro
Matthew ’95 and Marcella ’95 Oathout 
The Hon. Robert P. O'Leary ’75 
Susan M. ’94, ’04 (M.S.) and Kenneth Osborn
Daniel H. Overbeck, Esq. ’71 and Julie Overbeck
James A. Palmer ’70
John F. ’80 and Janet M. Palmisano
Martin F. Palumbos ’69 and Maureen Palumbos
Ralph L. and Shawna M. Papale P’23 
Anthony Pariso ’81
Mark R. Parsons, OD ’10
James C. Paul ’62
Dr. Deborah L. Pearce ’13 and Dr. William J. Sheeran
Nelson N. Jr., ’72 and Joanne Peck
The Hon. Mark W. Pedersen and Jane L. Pedersen, Esq. P’23
Joseph G. Pelych ’10, ’12 (MBA)
Jose J. ’95 and Kelly A. Perales
Richard J. ’96 and Marilyn A. Perrin
Jacqueline Dansler Peterson ’75 and Daryl K. Peterson ’74
Mark S. and Kathleen A. Peterson ’83 
Joseph R. Petralia ’09
Phil ’10 and Ali ’12 Pettinella 
Angelo J. ’73 and Colleen R. Piccone
Elizabeth G. ’85 and William P. ’83 Pinti
Molly ’19 and Ian Place ’19
Michael J. ’79 and Ann Plunkett
Philip C. Ponzi ’66
Donald A. ’72 and Sheila M. Preston
Michael R. ’85 and Tammy Pulver
Laurie B. Quackenbush Roney ’08
John ’10 and Alison Quartironi
Anna Ratka
Russell E. Reynolds and Terry L. ’09 Reynolds
Anne D. Riley, Esq. ’80 and Timothy M. Riley ’80
Elizabeth M. ’13, ’18 (M.S.) and Michael Rizzolo
David ’86 and Maria Rodas
Delvena ’92 and Robert Rogers
Frederick J. Romano, Jr. ’67
Arnie '79 and Lisa Roese
Sean P. Ryan ’95
Tierney ’13, ’17 and Luke ’17 Sanna
Daniel ’68 and Mary R. Saperstone
Joe and Maherly ’98 Schaeffer
Daniel M. ’96 and Carmelanne F. ’97 Schmitz
Gary J. Scott ’69
Raymond and Suzanne Shady
Kathleen M. and Kelly M. Shea
Veronica L. Sheehan ’88
J. Michael Sheridan ’72
Steven R. ’93 and Alison H. Simpson ’93 
John A. Sinclair ’96
Stacy S. and Elizabeth Slocum
Drs. Joy and Jim Snyder
Clifford ’86 and Barbara Sorel
Dr. Aaron Spacher ’13 and Kari Garbarino ’08
Jason Stoler
Peter J. ’05 and Ashley N. ’06 Stoller
Clare Stortini ’95
James J. Swartz ’70
Dr. Mark J. Szarejko ’80 and Donna Szarejko
Basilian Fathers at Saint Kateri Tekakwitha
Teah M. Terrance
Dr. Daniel D. Tessoni ’69 and Martha L. Tessoni
Matthew Thibodeau ’13
Dr. Matha E. Thornton and Dr. Sara Hirst
Kate and Tibor Torok
William C. Troy ’69
Dr. Thomas Tyson
Dr. Carolyn S. Vacca and Paul J. ’73 Vacca, Jr., Esq.
James ’83 and Mary Jo ’89 Valenti
Danielle Valerino ’08
Eugene P. Walz, Ph.D. ’64
Jeff Wester ’14
John Whelehan ’12
Kathleen R. Whelehan
Randall M. ’75 and Susan C. White
Robert (Chip) and Pamela White ’90
David A. ’97 and Jessica Will
Prof. Karl G. Williams ’19 (MBA) and Dr. Cheryl A. Williams
MacGregor G. Winegard ’22
Dr. Michael W. and Barbara Wischnowski
Carol and Michael Wittmeyer
Donna L. Young ’76
Michael D. ’96 and Adrienne Zarrillo
Dr. Fang Zhao