These honors are reserved for donors who have gifted over 1 million dollars to Duke University.
Dr. Fisher has created an endowment scholarship fund at his Alma Mater, Duke Unversity, to endow the cost of one student's complete tuition annually for life. This $1,000,000 gift will create the perpetual Jerid M. Fisher Scholarship Fund for a qualifying student studying the neuro sciences. Dr. Fisher has been inducted into the Duke University Heritage Society in acknowledgment of this charitable contribution.
In my time as Chairman of NAN Foundation we were able to expand knowledge of the Foundation’s mission to a larger community of people, especially those in the military. The creation of the Foundation website was the first step in 2016 toward accomplishing the goal of sharing the expertise of our members as a go-to resource for information about the brain and brain injuries. In early 2017 we added video interviews to the web site with various Academy experts on important topics about brain injury. The website continues to evolve and I look forward to continuing to help with it anf other Foundation projects in my role as Senior Advisor.
Jerid M. Fisher, Ph.D., ABN
In early 2014, Dr. Fisher was elected as a voting member of the Board of Trustees, National Academy of Neuropsychology Foundation and served as Chairman of Fundraising. This charitable arm of the National Academy of Neuropsychology is dedicated to improving the quality of life through public education, advocacy, research and collaboration on brain health. Dr. Fisher actively supports and contributes to the National Academy of Neuropsychology "Tony Wong Diversity Award" that was created in the name of of his friend and colleague who worked at St. Mary's Hospital.
Dr. Fisher just pledged $15,000 to Lollypop Farm to underwrite the purchase of new laptops for all 4 law enforcement vehicles. This is the third time in 15 years that he has provided updated state of the art computers for his his law enforcement friends, ensuring more effective policing of those who choose to harm animals
Once again Dr. Fisher has made a matching $5,000 pledge for the Tales of Hope Telethon to support Lollypop Farm’s Law Enforcement. The telethon broadcasted live from Eastview Mall on 13WHAM ABC, CW Rochester and 13wham.com on Saturday March 7th, 2020 from 3:00 to 9:00 pm.
Dr. Fisher appeared live from Eastview Mall on 13WHAM ABC, CW Rochester and 13wham.com on Saturday March 3rd, 2018 to present his charitable $5,000 dollar for dollar match to go to Lollypop Farm. He appeared with Reno DiDomenico, the Director of Law Enforcement at Lollypop.
Dr. Fisher gave the gift of upgraded communications systems for the Humane Society Law Enforcement Fleet at Lollypop Farm. These communication upgrades let officers access the Internet and Police data bases to more quickly apprehend suspects who have abused or who are suspected of abusing animals.
This communication upgrade to these vehicles is the latest in Dr. Fisher's ongoing commitment to the Human Society Law Enforcement officers and their mission. Two previous gifts from Dr. Fisher have been made over the past decade to ensure the whole fleet of vehicles operate with the latest computer technology for the protection of innocent animals.
Dr. Fisher donated the "Rainbow Bridge" to Lollypop Farm to comfort people in the loss of their animal companions. This beautifully crafted bridge leads to the Nelson A. Lengeman Pet Cemetery and Columbarium.
The Rainbow Bridge symbolizes a place where our special animal friends wait for us after their passing, for a time when we will cross over and be reunited once again. This is the poem that inspired this gift:
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....
It's Raining Cats & Dogs Gala
to benefit Lollypop Farm
Lollypop Farm's CEO Alice Calabrese hosted a lunch meeting at which Dr. Fisher donated three new Panasonic laptops to the Humane Society Law Enforcement unit at Lollypop. These are much needed tools in the investigation of animal cruelty cases and replace outdated ones previoulsy donated by Dr. Fisher.
Dr. Fisher, an animal lover, has provided substantial monetary support to the Humane Society at Lollypop Farms since 2004. Most recenly, he lends his support to the organization through their most recent initiative: "Unleash the Dream." In recognition of Dr. Fisher's support, there will be a special donor recognition wall displayed outside this newest addition to Lollypop Farms.
ROC the Day 2012
$10,000 Matching Gift by Dr. Jerid M. Fisher.
Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, is proud to have again been part of ROC the Day, our community's 24-hour period of giving across the nine-county region on 12-12-12. In total, charities across the Greater Rochester area received $875,000 from 10,069 donors!
We are thrilled to announce that nearly $50,000 was raised for Lollypop Farm on ROC the Day through individual donations and our matching grant donors, Jerid Fisher, Ph.D., ABN, and Laurie Elliott, who EACH matched $10,000. Included in the total amount raised is an extra $1,000 bonus for having the most ROCstar donors from 4-6 am (thanks early risers!), and one donor, picked at random by the United Way, chose Lollypop Farm as their charity of their choice to win $500.
This support is critical to creating a future where we are able to care for more animals, perform more spay or neuter surgeries, and prevent more animal cruelty. We are so grateful that so many of you chose to make a difference for the pets in our community and the people who love them!
ROC the Day - 2011
$10,000 Matching Gift by Dr. Jerid M. Fisher.
Lollypop Farm participated in ROC the Day, a community-based 24-hour period of giving across the nine-county region of Upstate and Western New York. In total, nearly 700 charities in the Greater Rochester area received $567,036 from 6600 donors.
Lollypop Farm was thrilled that $24,384 was donated at ROCtheDay.org, plus the $10,000 matching gift from Dr. Jerid Fisher, Ph.D, ABN. Additionally, four donors, picked at random by the United Way won $500 for a charity of their choice, choosing Lollypop Farm, bringing another $2,000. Finally, visitors gave us more than $1,000 in offline donations in the lobby. The total raised during ROC the Day was more than $37,000!
Jerid Fisher, PhD, ABN is a forensic neuropsychologist with over four decades of experience. Dr. Fisher's extensive professional career includes the founding of innovative businesses, collaborative works, articles, publications, consultation and speaking engagements at the leading edge of neuropsychology
Dr. Fisher is also a leader in support of many community-based projects, charities and the National Academy of Neuropsychology Foundation.