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

St. John Fisher College is building a Chapel adjacent to Kearney Hall that will serve as a tribute to our founder, the Basilian Fathers and reinforce the College's commitment to the tradition of Catholic education.

How You Can Help

With a lead gift from the Hermance family in honor of the late Ronald Hermance ’69, construction on the beautiful new addition to campus is underway. The Chapel offers many opportunities for alumni and friends to be part of this project. Leave a lasting legacy and make a one-time gift or recurring (monthly) gift. In the Designate Your Gift section choose "Current Initiatives" then "The Chapel Fund."

Naming Opportunities

The College welcomes gifts that memorialize or honor both deceased and living individuals. Below is a short 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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