As an education reform funder, The Doris and Donald Fisher Fund has always held a tight leash on their investments. A San Francisco Chronicle report described the Fishers as "philanthropists who give generously, selectively and privately — and expect results." That’s the way the Fishers wanted it, and it’s a legacy that continues to this day.
Scalability. When the late Donald Fisher focused on education philanthropy, that was his goal. To help expand a small network of high-performing schools into a nationwide brand. It makes sense too; Fisher started The Gap from a single store in 1969 and grew it into a global retail empire.