In 2003, M. Anthony Fisher, a well-known philanthropist and a graduate of Cushing’s Class of 1969, passed away in a tragic plane crash while en route to the Academy. Every year since then, the entire Cushing community pauses its normal day of classes in celebration of the Tony Fisher Day of Service to Others. Volunteering their time at such places as the Boston Food Bank, Salvation Army, local fire stations, libraries, parks, ball fields, and even on campus, groups of students with faculty leaders plant flowers, rake, sweep, scrub fire safety vehicles, and tidy up playgrounds as a way to give back in Mr. Fisher’s honor.
Said Chris Boyle, Director of Student Activities, in a note posted to Cushing faculty, “Thank you all for the hard work you each gave on TFD. Not only were you terrific role models, but you also engaged and inspired students to give back to their community, surrounding towns, and regional organizations. As I went from project to project, I saw students smiling, working together, and getting hard work done. While prepping playgrounds, parks, libraries, places of worship, and Little League fields, I hope you found the day uplifting and rewarding. I’ve heard so many great reports from faculty and students of serious work and accomplishments on Tony Fisher Day.”
All of us at Cushing are grateful for this community effort and are appreciate the ability to come together each year to honor Tony Fisher who devoted so much of himself to others and to Cushing.
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