In addition to his role as co-managing partner of Fisher Brothers, a family-owned real estate development and management firm based in New York City, Ken Fisher serves as co-chairman of the Intrepid Museum and chairman and CEO of Fisher House Foundation, a nonprofit organization that constructs homes near military hospitals and VA medical centers, where families can stay free of charge while a loved one is receiving medical treatment. 

Ken has overseen the construction of 89 Fisher Houses throughout the United States and has expanded operations to Germany and the United Kingdom. Since its inception, the Fisher House program has helped more than 400,000 families, saving them an estimated $500 million in out-of-pocket expenses.

Both Fisher House Foundation and Fisher Brothers are family endeavors that trace back multiple generations.

“When you are born into a family business, you’ve had opportunities many don't have—so it is important to give back...starting with your community and ultimately making that community stronger."

Ken’s early focus on community was cultivated during his time at IC. “Ithaca was a great place to go to college,” he says. “It laid the groundwork for so much of what I do today. The interpersonal skills and the human element of business—that’s what doesn’t change and that has always been something that Ithaca has focused on.”