Emily H. Fisher

Endowed the Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men

Loyal friend and patron, Emily H. Fisher began her affiliation with the Colleges in 1989 with the enrollment of her son, Alexander. Since that time, she has been a dedicated and valued member of the Colleges community, serving on the President's Advisory Council and, in September 1998, endowing the Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men, the first and only such academic and intellectual center of its kind in the history of the Colleges. Her gift has transformed these Colleges, extending inquiry into gender and equity, and their relation to race and class, beyond the classroom, creating a central public space for education and interdisciplinary exchange, and widening our intellectual and academic community of scholars nationally and internationally.