News 2024


Tom Golisano Donates $5 Million to STARability Foundation to Transform New Campus in Southwest Florida

Naples, FloridaApril 12, 2024—STARability Foundation announced today a groundbreaking $5 million leadership gift from Tom Golisano toward STARability’s permanent future home. This transformative support will elevate STARability’s mission to empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through vocational training, continuing education, teamwork, social engagement, and community involvement and pave the way for expanded programs, addressing the increased demand for support and services in Collier County. Read more

Festival of Inclusion Returns Saturday February 24 Featuring 80+ Organizations Serving the Intellectual and Developmental Disability Community

Rochester, NYFebruary 12, 2024—The Golisano Foundation, Special Olympics, and Best Buddies are joining together to host the third annual Festival of Inclusion on Saturday, February 24. The inspirational day of interactive fun, games and education is free and will be held at the Golisano Training Center at Nazareth University, 4245 East Ave in Rochester from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is part of the annual Spread the Word Inclusion campaign. Read more

Save the date and sign up to participate in the 3rd annual Festival of Inclusion

January 10, 2024 – Please save the date of the 3rd Annual Festival of Inclusion, Saturday, February 24, 2024, 11 AM to 2 PM at the Golisano Training Center at Nazareth University. We are calling on all agencies who can bring fun and informative activities to the Festival of Inclusion. Stations should be informational and include creative, interactive activities. Deadline to sign up is Wednesday, January 24. Read more

Don't Miss the Inspiring Programs in this Year's Dialogue on Disability Series
January 22 – 2

Jan 18, 2024 – This year's week-long Dialogue on Disability: The Herman & Margaret Schwartz Community Series, kicks off Monday, January 22 on WXXI TV, Radio, and online. Hosted by Al Sigl Community of Agencies and WXXI Public Media, the series' programs and events are designed to create a more community for people of all abilities and encourage community discussion about the perspectives and abilities of people with physical, developmental, and intellectual disabilities. Dialogue on Disability is supported by the Fred L. Emerson Foundation with additional support from The Golisano Foundation. Read more

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