Zachary Fisher, Founder Fisher House Foundation

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Zachary Fisher, Founder Fisher House Foundation

Description

Zachary Fisher couldn’t join the army when he was younger due to a leg injury, but was determined to support them in any way he could throughout the rest of his life. He founded a campaign in 1978 to save the USS Intrepid (CV-11), a historic World War II aircraft carrier, and with his money he helped turn it into the center of New York’s Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum. When the museum opened, it was the same year he and his wife created the Zachary and Elizabeth M. Fisher Armed Services Foundation, which aids families who have lost loved ones in the military and gives scholarship funds to active and former service members. When the Fishers were told about the lack of temporary housing for families of service members in hospitals, they went right to work creating the Fisher House Foundation. The foundation has created over 50,000 temporary lodgings for such families, and helps save those families an estimated $5 million.

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Source

A photograph of Zachary Fisher, founder of the Fisher Brothers real estate industry - Philanthropy Roundtable

Source: Zachary Fisher. (2012, August 3). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 19:35, October 22, 2012, from http://bit.ly/Sihx0W

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Fisher House

Publisher

Fisher House

Contributor

Fisher House

Format

Medium: Photograph 

Language

English

Type

Figures

Identifier

Philanthropy

Coverage

Historic

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zachary-fisher-in-bomb-jkt-(intrepid-sea-air-space-museum).jpg

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None, Zachary Fisher, Founder Fisher House Foundation, Fisher House, None

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None, “Zachary Fisher, Founder Fisher House Foundation,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed December 9, 2021, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/47.