FISHER IMPACT DAY 2019 Max M. Fisher College of Business

Social responsibility.

Positive change and lasting impact in our community.

Principled leadership in action.

Each year approximately 1,000 Fisher students, faculty and staff unite in a day of service to bring positive change and lasting impact to the community in which we live, work and play. Fisher Impact Day is a collective expression of the power of servant leadership — an opportunity for the college community to showcase the passion, energy and engagement to not only do well, but to do good.

Feeding the hungry.

Comforting others.

Building our community.

Fisher Impact Day proudly connects the college community with local organizations dedicated to bringing about positive change in a number of unique and meaningful ways. Students, faculty and staff dedicated their 2019 Veteran's Day holiday serving organizations including: Goodwill Columbus, Livingston Elementary School, The Miracle Garden, My Very Own Blanket, Nationwide Children's Hospital, The Pack Shack, Operation Gratitude and Project Linus.

More than 150 students spent 4 hours each beautifying The Miracle Garden in Columbus.

392 activity bags were made for Nationwide Children's Hospital patients.

103,680 meals were packed for hungry families in Columbus with The Pack Shack.

58 students created gratitude cards with Goodwill Columbus program participants.

Students hand made 338 blankets for children in foster care through My Very Own Blanket.

29 members of Project THRIVE taught Junior Achievement programs to nearly 200 students at Livingston Elementary School.

It is an amazing experience to be part of Fisher Impact Day and to unite in service to our community. When children in foster care receive these blankets, they ask a question with large bright eyes and a big smile: ‘Someone made this for me? Why would someone do something so nice for me who doesn’t even know me?’ That is the positive impact each child receives during our work as part of Fisher Impact Day!

Jessica Rudolph, founder and CEO, My Very Own Blanket

Fisher College of Business:

Where principled leaders are created.

Fisher Impact Day exemplifies a key component of our students' experience: the opportunity to develop, refine and utilize the skills that will differentiate them as future leaders in business and in their communities. Equipped with the knowledge cultivated in our classrooms, they are encouraged and empowered by unique opportunities at Fisher to put their leadership skills in action.

Fisher Impact Day speaks to our mission to be among a group of people who want to influence change in our community. Personally, I try to measure my life by the actions I can take to affect other people around me in a positive way. It’s a goal that I’m extremely passionate about and something that connects me to the Fisher, Ohio State and Columbus communities.

Cameron Zelen, student director, Fisher Impact Day

Fisher Impact Day underscores what we already know about our college community — that what makes Fisher truly special transcends the classroom. The wisdom and talent of our students, faculty and staff is rivaled only by their commitment to social responsibility and to making our communities better places to live, work and play.

Dean Anil Makhija, Fisher College of Business