On Sunday, November 12, hundreds of people gathered at the Texas de Brazil restaurant in Detroit for the 12th Annual Eating For A Cause event supporting the Dominique Fischer ’05 Memorial Foundation (DFMF).
During the event, Dominique’s parents, Kevin and Sonya Fischer, gave a check of $15,000 to Dan Collins ’84, Director of Advancement, and John Doyle ’82, Managing Director, Advancement and Alumni Relations. The gift will be used to support the Dominique Fischer ’05 Memorial Scholarship offered at Detroit Catholic Central High School.
Dominique graduated from CC in 2005 and was known for his pride, passion, and compassion. His father, Kevin, and brother, Christopher Fischer ’08, described him as a man who cherished his family, friends, sports, muscle, and Alma Mater – Detroit Catholic Central High School.
While attending John Carroll University as a scholar-athlete, Dominique was diagnosed with bipolar and schizophrenia disorders. He fought hard for the last three years of his life before taking his own life in the summer of 2010. The Fischer family created the Dominique Fisher ’05 Memorial Scholarship fund to help individuals and their families and friends cope with the challenges of mental illness.
As a loving, caring and selfless person who loved helping people, Dominique would have wanted good work to be done in his name. Since 2010, the Dominique Fischer ’05 Memorial Scholarship has assisted dozens of young men in fulfilling their dreams of a CC education.
More information about the Dominique Fischer Memorial Foundation can be found on the foundation’s website.