News 2017

AutismCenterTom Golisano gives $5 million for new Pediatric Behavioral Health & Wellness Center
October 19, 2017 – Tom Golisano, philanthropist and namesake of UR Medicine’s Golisano Children’s Hospital, has pledged $5 million to support construction of a new Pediatric Behavioral Health & Wellness Center, providing the greater Rochester community a new, critically-needed home base for child and adolescent behavioral health services. Read more

AutismCenterGolisano Autism Center to be Built in Rochester
May 16, 2017 – Al Sigl Community of Agencies, AutismUp and CP Rochester announced today that they are collaborating to build the new Golisano Autism Center Rochester, which will expand and enhance autism services to serve the more than 10,000 people diagnosed with autism in the Greater Rochester and surrounding areas. The new Center will be named for philanthropist and Paychex and Golisano Foundation Chairman, Tom Golisano, who announced that he is making a matching challenge grant of $2.5 million to help build the Center. Read more

GCHTomGroupNew Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida Opens with Community Celebration
Fort Myers, Fla.April 3, 2017 – America’s newest children’s hospital, Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, debuted to the community during a grand opening Saturday, April 1, sponsored by Suncoast Credit Union. The new, child-friendly facility is located next to HealthPark Medical Center on Bass Road. Read more

Seven are Honored for Pioneering Global Health Work with Golisano Global Health Leadership Award
Schladming, AustriaMarch 19, 2017 –The Golisano Foundation and Special Olympics, the largest public health organization for people with intellectual disabilities (ID), honored seven healthcare organizations and professionals who are on the frontlines of bringing essential and often unprecedented health care services to the most marginalized people on earth, those with intellectual disabilities. Read more

rword pledgeTake a Stand and Help us Spread the Word to End the “R” Word
February 1, 2017 – For the 7th year, the Golisano Foundation is launching a campaign to Spread the Word to End the R Word (retard or retarded). The campaign, which has become one of the largest in the country for a single region, is being held on the national Spread the Word to End the Word day of awareness on March 1. Learn more

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