Doris and Donald Fisher

The Doris & Donald Fisher Fund is a San Francisco-based philanthropy created by Doris and Donald Fisher, founders of the Gap, Inc. The Fund seeks to leverage change in K-12 public education, especially in schools serving disadvantaged students, by making strategic investments in organizations whose products, policies or services bolster student academic achievement, or otherwise expand the public’s ability to provide a high quality education to all students. The Fisher Fund supports the creation and replication of high-performing public charter schools, innovative human capital initiatives, and public policy solutions at the state and federal levels. The Fund’s grantees include groundbreaking organizations such as KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) and Teach For America. A true entrepreneur and visionary, Mr. Donald Fisher served on the California State Board of Education and helped launch the California Charter Schools Association.

Doris and Donald Fisher received the Legacy Award at the 20th Annual Charter Schools Conference. The Legacy Awards were created to celebrate those outstanding charter school supporters, funders, operators and elected officials who have been stewards of the movement over the last 20 years. Each Legacy Award winner represents the hope and dedication of two generations of California Charter School students.