College Receives Nearly $1M Gift from Margaret Mary Fischer SAS’53

MediaLibrary#6230The College of New Rochelle received nearly $1M as a gift from the estate of Margaret Mary Fischer SAS’53.
“In the yearbook, Margaret quoted Ecclus. 26:16 ‘The grace of a diligent woman shall delight,’ and Margaret’s diligence was apparent for her entire life,” said CNR President Judith Huntington. “She served CNR as president and secretary of her local alumnae club, and earned the Ursula Laurus Award in 1973. The Award is a distinctive honor, given to those who have demonstrated selfless and generous devotion to furthering Ursuline education. Her dedication in time and spirit is so generously and thoughtfully continued through this gift of nearly $1M from her estate. She was an invaluable part of our alumnae community and will continue to impact the College for years to come.”

Margaret Mary Fischer was born in 1931 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and attended Saint Nicholas High School. After earning her bachelor's degree from The College of New Rochelle in 1953, Margaret Mary went on to complete a master’s of library science degree from Marywood University.

She touched the lives of many college students throughout her career; she was especially interested in oral history projects as a librarian and associate professor at King's College, where she worked for 36 years before retiring. Remembered as a kind, humble, and sincere person, Margaret Mary loved to travel. She resided with her sister in Wilkes-Barre for most of her life, where she was active in many church and community organizations and was a volunteer for the local library for many years.

Pictured here: Margaret Mary Fischer in 1953.