It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the passing of our Honorary Chairman, Mr. Arnold Fisher.
Since the inception of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund more than twenty years ago, Arnold has been a beacon of innovation and perseverance. His dedication to supporting the injured and fallen members of our military and their families never wavered, and his philanthropic spirit was an inspiration to everyone he encountered. “We need to stand up for the Americans who’ve said, ‘yes’ to military service,” he said at the opening of our first Intrepid Spirit Center at Fort Belvoir, VA on September 11, 2013.
A senior partner at Fisher Brothers, a leader in New York City real estate, Arnold was responsible for the construction of more than 15 million square feet of space, both commercial and residential, leaving an indelible imprint on the Manhattan skyline and cityscape.
In addition to his service as Honorary Chairman of IFHF, Arnold also served as Vice Chairman to our sister organization Fisher House Foundation. He served as chairman of the board of the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum from May 2003 through December 2006, and continued to serve as chairman emeritus until his passing.
In recognition of his tireless service to America’s military and veteran’s communities, Arnold was presented the Presidential Citizens Medal by President Clinton in 2008. He was also made an Honorary Knight of the British Empire in recognition of his contributions to the welfare and well-being of the families of British Armed Forces personnel killed in action and his work championing closer UK-US relations. He was also a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and many other honors throughout his life.
We offer our sincere condolences to the entire Fisher family.
Posted on September 12 2022 in News