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Through Scholarship, Alesco Advisors Invests in Fisher Students

July 9, 2019

A scholarship fund at St. John Fisher College will receive a $250,000 boost thanks to the generosity of Alesco Advisors, an investment advisory firm located in Pittsford, New York.

A student in a classroom in the School of Business.

The Alesco Advisors Endowed Scholarship, established in 2016 with a $100,000 gift from the firm and its founding president, Jim Gould, offers financial assistance to underclassmen in the School of Business facing economic hardship. This second gift from Alesco will expand the reach of the scholarship and serve a greater number of Fisher students.

“We are grateful to Jim and to Alesco Advisors for sharing our vision of making the transformative experience that is a Fisher education more accessible,” said Phil Castleberry, vice president for institutional advancement.

The scholarship is awarded to full-time students in the School of Business to help offset the cost of tuition and is renewable all four years. Gould, who founded Alesco in 2000, said scholarships of this nature align with the firm’s commitment to investing in the next generation of business professionals.

“Alesco Advisors is delighted to partner with St. John Fisher College’s School of Business on this important initiative,” he said. “We know a good investment when we see one. And Fisher students exhibit tremendous potential for long term growth!”