November 14, 2018 College community pays forward at Fisher Impact Day

2018 Fisher Impact Day

A tradition of service to the community once again brought together Fisher students, faculty, staff and alumni for the fourth-annual Fisher Impact Day.

Nearly 1,000 individuals from Fisher spent their Veteran’s Day holiday volunteering for community-focused organizations that serve a number of groups, including the hungry, military service members, sick children and those in foster care.

“I love the purpose behind Fisher Impact Day: to unify Fisher students, faculty, and staff while working toward the goal of facilitating positive change in the community,” said Cameron Zelen, the event's site leadership coordinator and a third-year operations major who is minoring in nonprofit studies.

“Being on the Fisher Impact Day leadership team felt like a perfect fit with the kind of work I want to do after college. I was a site leader for Fisher Impact Day 2017 and I wanted to take on a bigger role in the planning process and really be a part of the force that Fisher Impact Day has become. It was a privilege to be on the leadership team and I’m excited to see how the event continues to grow in the years to come.”

Among the organizations partnering with Fisher for on- and off-campus activities were:

All People’s Fresh Market The Miracle Garden
Broad Street Achievement Program My Very Own Blanket
Broad Street Food Pantry Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Goodwill Operation Buckeye
Kaleidoscope Youth Center Operation Gratitude
Kossuth Street Garden The Pack Shack
Livingston Elementary School  

“My hope is that Impact Day becomes an even better launching board for students to get involved in their community more consistently throughout the year," said Brady Ellis, the student director for Fisher Impact Day. "As someone who has watched the growth first-hand so much over the last few years, my largest hope is that more and more students can show up and participate solely because they want to be with their friends, build community, get to know their professors better, and have fun supporting their community.”

2018 Fisher Impact Day

Fisher Impact Day truly showed how much heart the Fisher community has, and I am proud to be a part of it.”

Lexie SmithThird-year student, management and human resources