Fifth I Heart Fisher Day a Success

March 22, 2024

This year, 1,008 donors raised more than $335,000 during the fifth annual I Heart Fisher Giving Day. Held on Thursday, March 21, the giving day supports students and programs at St. John Fisher University.

Students celebrate I Heart Fisher Day with Cardinal.

Helping to make the day a success, Dan ’79 and Shelley Boyce, Mike ’82 and Chris Haefner, and Mike ’80 and Karen Moran, matched $85,000 in gifts for the Fisher Fund challenge. The John and Elizabeth ’11 Leonard Family Foundation matched 2:1, donating $25,000. Additional matches and challenges were matched by Dr. Christine Birnie and George Degadesh ’14 (MBA), Britt and Lisa Vitalone ’91, Bob and Tarri Heerkens, Nancy Solliday ’86, George ’66 and Barbara Davin, Marty Keating ’75 and Jake Latchman, an anonymous member of the Class of 1970, and the Alumni Board of Directors.

Throughout the 24-hour giving day, 15 new donors joined the Spire Society. Membership in the Society is granted to donors who give $1,000 or more annually to the Fisher Fund, committing to that minimum level of giving for three years.

On the leaderboard, the Class of 1996 took the trophy for most donors. Competition in the Athletics Department was also fierce. Women’s soccer and women’s volleyball took first and second place in number of donors with 120 and 116 respectively. The football program raised the most money ($7,973) and women’s soccer was a close second ($7,207).