News 2016

ForbeslogoTom Golisano and Golisano Foundation Recognized on Forbes' "Philanthropy's Big Bets for Social Change of 2015"
December 5, 2016 –Tom Golisano and the Golisano Foundation have been recognized among 30 great givers and causes on Forbes' "Philanthropy's Big Bets for Social Change of 2015." Read more

GCH LeeHealthLee Health Foundation raises $100 million to reach campaign goal for new Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida
Ft Meyers, FLNovember 2, 2016 – Lee Health Foundation announced that $100 million has been raised to achieve the Campaign GOAL for Children, a five-year, $100 million capital campaign to build the new Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida to serve children and families from Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. Read more

Watch – A tribute to Tom Golisano

Dr. Stephen Sulkes Receives First Special Olympics NY Golisano Health Leadership Award
October 13, 2016 – Special Olympics New York is honored to announce the selection of Dr. Stephen Sulkes of Rochester, New York as the 2016-17 Golisano Health Leadership Award honoree. Read more

Tom Golisano Gives Nazareth $7.5 Million for New Athletic Training Center to Create A Model of Inclusion, Fitness & Wellness
September 21, 2016 – Nazareth College announced that it is receiving the largest gift in the College’s history. Read more

Tom Golisano and Special Olympics Launch New Golisano Global Health Leadership Awards
Washington, D.C.September 13, 2016  Special Olympics, the largest public health organization for people with intellectual disabilities, announced today that it is launching the Golisano Health Leadership Awards to recognize the extensive work of individuals and organizations around the world who are improving the health of people with intellectual disabilities and advancing the year-round health work of Special Olympics. Read more

WXXI GIft$2 Million Gift from Tom Golisano Caps WXXI’s “Go Public” Campaign
Rochester, NY -- July 20, 2016  – WXXI Public Broadcasting announced today that a $2 million gift from Rochester entrepreneur and philanthropist B. Thomas Golisano helped the station exceed its goal in its multi-year “Go Public” campaign to secure the future of public media in Rochester. Read more


Memorial, UB Partner to Provide Dental Care at Golisano Center for Community Health
Niagara Falls, NY – July 6, 2016 – Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and UPD Dental Associates today announced an important partnership to make dental services available to children and adults with special needs. Comprehensive preventive and restorative oral health services will be provided at Memorial’s Golisano Center for Community Health by UPD Dental Associates, an affiliate of the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. A $50,000 grant awarded by the Golisano Foundation to purchase specialized equipment for the delivery of those services. Read more

GCHC2Golisano Center for Community Health Opens at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Niagara Falls, NY – June 9, 2016 – Officials from Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and the Golisano Foundation today celebrated the dedication and blessing of the Golisano Center for Community Health, the only outpatient center of its type in Western New York and one of the very few in the United States. Read more

30YearsMiraclesNew Documentary, 30 Years of Miracles: Tom Golisano and a Legacy of Giving, Premieres on WXXI-TV
April 21, 2016  WXXI presents a new documentary that explores the extraordinary life of Rochester entrepreneur and philanthropist B. Thomas Golisano. 30 Years of Miracles: Tom Golisano and a Legacy of Giving, airing Thursday, April 28 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV, takes a fresh look at how this self-made billionaire has left an indelible mark on the world around him. Read more

DownSymdromeExhibitGrand Opening is May 7th of New Exhibit, "In Celebration of Down Syndrome"
Buffalo, NY – April 20, 2016  Come to the opening of the new vibrant multimedia exhibit "In Celebration of Down Syndrome" at the Museum of disAbility in Buffalo that opens May 7th. See all the details here.



Golisano Foundation Launches 6th Annual Challenge to Spread the Word to End the “R” Word
February 17, 2016 – For the sixth year, the Golisano Foundation is challenging the Rochester community to Spread the Word to End the R-Word™. Read more

Students with Disabilities thrive in the BELL Program at Roberts Wesleyan College
February 3, 2016 – At Roberts Wesleyan College, students with intellectual and developmental disabilities discover an environment that fosters their independence and preparation for competitive employment in the Bridge to Earning, Living and Learning (BELL) Program. Learn more at

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