In the News

 

General

2018

One on One withTom Golisano - 13WHAM, Jan 16, 2018

2017

The Paychex founder talks about business, politics and tennis - WROC TV, Nov 16, 2017

Andreatta: For billionaire Tom Golisano, lawsuit over yacht decorating tab was about principle - D&C, Nov 2017

Profile: Tom Golisano Rochester Business Journal Sept 22, 2017

2016

Leadership Breakfast with Tom Golisano a Great Success! - Roberts Wesleyan College, Oct 14, 2016

Bill Clinton once wrote a handwritten letter to Tom Golisano - Democrat and Chronicle, Jan 2016

2015

B. Thomas Golisano archives find home at RIT - Collection shares philanthropist’s professional and public service experiences - RIT University News, Oct 2015

Life changer - RBJ, Oct 9, 2015

2014

Tom Golisano announces engagement to Monica Seles - Democrat and Chronicle, Jun 2014

AP sources: Golisano expresses plans to buy Bills - USA Today, May 28, 2015

Billionaire Tom Golisano to pursue Buffalo Bills - NY Post, Aug 1, 2014

Tom Golisano submits bid to buy Buffalo Bills - Gulf News, Aug 8, 2014

Richest Floridians - Florida Trend, Apr 1, 2013

2012

In Eastman’s footsteps - RBJ, Oct 12, 2012

2011

Golisano donates $20 million for new children's hospital in Rochester - Syracuse.com Jul 15, 2011

Tom Golisano Pledges $20 Million to Jumpstart Hospital Dedicated to Children - URMC Jul 14, 2011

2010

The Billionaire Who Chose Naples - Gulfshore Life, Jul 2010

2009

Golisano Removes NYS From His Jugular - Buffalo Rising, May 16, 2009

2006

Rochester’s 2006 Top 50: Rochester’s Top CEO’s, Public Companies - RBJ, Jul 14, 2006

Philanthropy

2018

Soliant names Golisano Children’s Hospital most beautiful in U.S. Jul 2018

Nazareth College breaks ground for Special Olympics training center - Jul 2018

Golisano millions still good for Parcel 5 theater, roof top stage added - WHEC TV, Mar 7, 2018

Tom Golisano’s Special Kindness, Channel Kindness, Feb 28, 2018

Nazareth gets $7.5M from Golisano for training center - D&C Feb 2018

Golisano Children's Hospital planning behavioral health unit - Fort Myers News Press, Jan 2018

Breaking ground on Parcel 5 won't happen until fall, at least - D&C, Jan 26, 2018

What's the status of the proposed Golisano Theatre at Parcel 5? - Spsectrum NEws - Jan 18, 2018

Golisano not confident Parcel 5 performing arts center will move forward - WROC TV, Jan 17, 2018

2017

Golisano gives $5M to URMC for pediatric behavioral health center- D&C, Oct 2017

Tom Golisano: A Champion for Global Health - Special Olympics, Oct 20, 2017

Primary results are a positive sign for Parcel 5 performing arts center - WHEC TV, Sep 13, 2017

Co-chairs named for capital campaign for performing arts center - RBJ, Jul, 27, 2017

Tom Golisano donates $2.5 million for new autism center in Rochester - NY Upstate, May 2017

Rochester's performing arts center: Big project leaves big questions - D&C, Apr 7, 2017

Rochester to build $130 million Golisano Performing Arts Center - Buffalo News, Apr 7, 2017

Downtown Determination: Parcel 5 to Become Golisano Center for the Performing Arts - Spectrum News, Apr 7, 2017

VIP reception for opening of Golisano Children’s Hospital - Florida Weekly, Apr 6, 2017

Golisano Children's Hospital opens in Southwest Florida - WXXI Apr 2017

Golisano’s giving fuels new $200M children’s hospital - D&C, Apr 3, 2017

Golisano Children's Hospital Officially Opens -Thousands attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Lee Health hospital - Gulfshore Life, Apr 2017

Making the Lives of Kids Better - Florida Weekly, Mar 29, 2017

Golisano commits $25 million for performing arts center in Rochester - 13WHAM, Mar 13, 2017

2016

Golisano Foundation, Golisano make Forbes list of top givers- RBJ, Dec 2016

Golisano Children’s Hospital Eclipses $100 Million Goal - Naples Herald, Nov 3, 2016

30 Years of Miracles: Tom Golisano and a Legacy of Giving - WXXI, Jun 12, 2016

2015

Children’s Hospital expansion that much closer to a reality - Cape Coral Daily Breeze, Dec 24, 2012

Golisano Gives $3 Million To The Al Sigl Community - WXXI November 2015

Golisano gives $3 million to Al Sigl Community of Agencies - RBJ, Nov 25 , 2015

Philanthropist, businessman B. Thomas Golisano celebrates three decades of charitable giving - Naples Daily News, Oct 2015

Chronicle of Philanthropy Gifts of $1 million or more

Burke: Golisano our greatest philanthropist since Eastman - Democrat and Chronicle, Oct 2015

Golisano Foundation Commits $25 Million To Special Olympics Global Health Care Program - WXXI Jul 15, 2015

Special Olympics makes health a global priority - ESPN, Jun 1, 2015

New Golisano Children's Hospital to open soon - D&C, May 27, 2015

Paychex founder’s gift inspired many others - Rochester Business Journal, May 22, 2015

2014

Golisano dumps the Clintons - NY Post, Dec 15, 2015

Gene Polisseni Center opens with a roar - RIT Sep 18, 2014

Tom Golisano gifts $3.5 million to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center for new center for community health for people with special needs - WNY Papers Sep 17, 2014

Golisano honored at Bishop Kearney - Democrat and Chronicle, Jun 2014

Bishop Kearney buys building, surrounding land for $3.4 million - RBJ, May 6, 2014

Hospitals and Health Center - Inside Philanthropy, Jun 12, 2014

Special Event Honors Generous Golisano Children’s Hospital Benefactors - Lee Health, Jan 2014

2013

Polisseni family, Golisano give $4.5 mil to RIT - D&C, May 18, 2013

Golisano Writes Big Check To Special Olympics - D&C, May 16, 2013

Golisano’s $10M gift made GIS possible - RBJ, Apr 12, 2013

Momentum for RIT’s new arena stems from a boyhood love of hockey - RIT, Spring 2013

2012

The New Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center - Western NY Physician, 2012

Lee Memorial board awards contract for new Golisano Children's Hospital - Naples Daily News, Nov 29, 2012

Campaign goal of $100 million for Golisano Children’s Hospital met - Captiva Samibel, Nov 10, 2016

Naples' Tom Golisano is $20 million donor to Lee Memorial's new children's hospital - Naples Daily News, Oct 30, 2012

Tom Golisano Makes $20 Million Challenge Grant to Children's Hospital - PR Newswire Oct 30, 2012

Thank You, Mr. Golisano! Florida Weekly Nov 8, 2012

Children's Hospital renamed for $20 million benefactor - Captiva Samibel Nov 2, 2012

Golisano To Make Big Donation To Clinton Global Initiative - D&C, Sep 2012

No. 36: Thomas Golisano - Chronicle of Philanthropy, Feb 10, 2013

2011

UR gears up for capital campaign - RBJ, Oct 21, 2011

University of Rochester Medical Center Receives $20 Million Gift - Philanthropy News, Jul 2011

Tom Golisano Pledges $20 Million to Jumpstart Hospital Dedicated to Children - URMC- Jul 14, 2011

Golisano donates $20M for children’s hospital at URMC - RBJ, Jul 14, 2011

2010

Golisano Field House Taking Shape - Naples News, Jul 30, 2010

Golisano honored for efforts to push RIT nationally - RBJ, Jul 9, 2010

Entrepreneur, philanthropist Golisano leads ‘race to the finish’ for C’mon- Florida Weekly, May 6, 2010

Golisano Gives $10 Million to Unity - Rochester Business Journal, Apr 30, 2010

$10 million Golisano gift to aid Unity Hospital - Greece Post, Apr 29, 2010

Commitments Totaling $42 Million Announced at Clinton Global Initiative University Meeting - Philanthropy News Digest, Apr 22, 2010

2009

Tom Golisano announces $4 million donation to Ave Maria for sports complex - Naples News, Nov 5, 2009

Golisano gives $4 million to university in Florida - RBJ Nov 5, 2009

Golisano Pavilion at Rochester General Hospital is dedicated - Messenger Post Sep 16, 2009

Emergency Center Opens - Rochester Business Journal, Sep 25, 2009

2008

Clinton foundation donors at a glance - AP - San DIego Union -Tribune, Dec 18, 2008

Clinton Foundation Donor List Out - New York Magazine, Dec 18, 2008

Golisano gives $4M to Crozer Divinity School - RBJ, Jun 6, 2008

On The Bright Side: Golisano Hall opens its doors at Hartwick - Oneonta Daily Star, Jun 3, 2008

2007

Press Release: Tom Golisano makes $10 Million Commitment at the Clinton Global Initiative - Oct 17, 2007

In Charity and Politics, Clinton Donors Overlap - NY Times, Dec 20, 2007

2006

Golisano gives to veterans center- RBJ, Nov 6, 2006

College Leadership Draws State's Criticism - NY Times, Feb 7, 2006

2005

Bill Clinton coming to RIT tomorrow - D&C, Sep 13, 2005

SURPRISE $UGAR DADDY FOR BUBBA CONFAB: GOLISANO - NY Post , Aug 25, 2005

Tom Golisano Donates $9 Million to Rochester General Hospital - Philanthropy News, March 28. 2015

2004

Golisano gives $5 million to Hartwick College - RBJ June 30, 2004

2002

Golisano pledges $5 million to F.F. Thompson - RBJ, Nov 14, 2002

Civic Activity

2018

Tax My Property Fairly In the News

Homeowners, including Tom Golisano, fight 'unfair' assessments on Grievance Day

Billionaire Tom Golisano resorts to goose poop to fight New York property taxes Syracuse.com May 24, 2018

VIDEO: Barbs fly over geese between Golisano, South Bristol Daily Messenger May 22, 2018

Billionaire Tom Golisano wants assessment cut in half on Canandaigua lake property- Democratanand Chronicle May 21, 2018

NY Businessman Tom Golisano Launches Fair Property Tax Campaign - WMAC Albany

Golisano campaign seeks property tax fairness, includes planned class action lawsuit -WBFO Buffalo

GOLISANO LAUNCHES WEBSITE TO HELP HOMEOWNERS FIGHT FOR FAIR TAXES- Spectrum News

Connections: Tom Golisano on "Tax My Property Fairly" campaign WXXI - Rochester

One on One with Tom Golisano 13WHAM

A new fight for Tom Golisano: Fair property tax assessments - 13WHAM

Tom Golisano launches “Tax My Property Fairly” campaign - WIVB Buffalo

Golisano Launches “Tax My Property Fairly” Campaign Finger Lakes Daily News

New website meant to fight property assessments launched by Tom Golisano - WKBW Buffalo

Golisano announces campaign to help homeowners fight for fair property taxes WHEC Rochester

Golisano pledges class action lawsuit against local towns, launches tax fighting website Democrat & Chronicle Rochester

Golisano tax campaign takes off- Messenger Post

Golisano says he is fighting 'unfair' property taxes in new campaign WROC Rochester

Golisano plans class action suit to overhaul tax assessment system - Rochester Business Journal

PHILANTHROPIST LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO HELP UPSTATE NYERS FIGHT FOR FAIR PROPERTY TAXES WKBW Central NY


Business

2018

More local communities are getting the green light...Greenlight internet, that is - 13WHAM, Jul 10, 2018

Golisano-owned Victor company makes device used to help test cognitive function - WXXI Jul 10, 2018

Investment, new leadership position Cognivue for growth - MPN Now Jul 10, 2018

Golisano’s Cognivue Inc. hires new president, VP - RBJ, Jul 10, 2018

Greenlight sale to former Sabres owner Tom Golisano approved by state regulators - WGRZ, May 2018

Golisano: Greenlight fiber internet demand in Rochester to double after acquisition

Greenlight sale to billionaire Tom Golisano approved by state regulators

Sale of Greenlight Networks to Golisano-owned company approved - 13WHAM May 17, 2018

Tom Golisano's move on the upstart high-speed internet provider Greenlight has the potential to transform upstate telecom - D&C Apr 28, 2018

Golisano acquiring high-speed internet provider Greenlight Networks , D&C Apr 21, 2018

Thomas Golisano to purchase Spectrum, Frontier rival Greenlight Networks - 13 WHAM, Apr 21, 2018

Paychex denies M&T Bank merger report - Democrat and Chronicle, Jan 2018

2017

RBJ Commemorative Issue 1987-2017

2015

Putting Paychex back on the growth track - RBJ, Jun 12, 2015

Golisano buys 50% stake in tablet maker - RBJ, May 15, 2015

Golisano invests in Buffalo-based tablet manufacturer Bak USA - RBJ, May 4, 2015

2014

Forbes Billionaires: Full List Of The Richest Americans - Forbes, Mar 3, 2014

2011

Charity Begins at Home for American Billionaires - Forbes, Dec 25, /2011

Talking Down Your House - Forbes, Jun 8, 2011

2010

Changes ahead for Paychex - RBJ, Oct 8, 2010

Billionaire Leads Property Tax Revolt - Forbes, Sep 30, 2010

2009

2009 CEO Wealth Creators and Destroyers - Chief Executive Oct 2009

States Target The Rich - Forbes, May 20, 2009

30 Smart Business Moves - Inc., Apr 1, 2009

2008

Tom Golisano - Forbes, Sep 12, 2008

Breaking Through Small Business Growth - Inc., Jan 1, 2008

2005

75 Reasons to Be Glad You're an American Entrepreneur Right Now - Inc., Oct 1, 2005

2004

Hires, Fires And Retires - Forbes, Oct 9, 2004

Golisano built Paychex into a success story - RBJ Oct 8, 2004

Golisano: No More Checks For Paychex Founder - Forbes, Oct 4, 2004

Golisano To Give Up CEO Role - Forbes, Oct 4, 2004

2003

Tom Golisano Paychex Thought small business should have a way to get payroll done just like the big guys. My instincts checked out 100%.
- CNN Business, Sep 1, 2003

2002

FYI: Dr. Wall Street - Inc., Jun 1, 2002

Forbes - List Pay vs Performance Best Bosses - Frobes, May 13, 2002

2001

Net Wages - Inc., Nov 15, 2001

Where, Oh, Where to Begin, Launching a Web Site - Inc, Nov 1, 2001

The Billionaire Next Door, Leading Your Compan --Inc., May 1, 2001

2000

Inc. 500 Alumni: Where Are They Now? Inc., Oct 6, 2000

Inc. 500 All-Stars: Then and Now - Inc., Oct 15, 2000

Golisano Shares Secrest of Success - RIT Dividends Winter 2000

1999

Online Original: Q&A with Paychex Thomas Golisano - Business Week: Mar 29, 1999

1997

The CEO's CEO, Going Public -- Inc., Oct 15, 1997

1995

What Do Voters Want: Leading Your Company - Inc, Apr 1995

1996

Just Say No - Inc., Apr 1, 1996

1994

Entrepreneurs of the Year - Inc., Dec 1, 1994

Economic Street Talk: Superficial Strength - Inc., Oct 1, 1994

No More Mr. Nice Guy, Inc., Feb 1, 1994

1993

The Entrepreneur of the Year: Our fifth annual company-building awards--Inc., Dec 1, 1993

1992

Tom Golisano Goes Public- Inc, Nov 1, 1992

The Secrets of Bootstrapping --Inc. Sep 1, 1992

1991

The Talk of the Inc. 500 - Inc. Sep 1, 1991

1990

How to Manage Your Sales Force - Inc., Jan 1990

1989

INC Magazine 1989 Dream Team: Leading Your Company- Inc., Apr 1, 1989

1988

How to Build an Inc. 500 Company, Inc., Dec 1, 1988


Politics

Golisano Aims Millions at N.Y. Legislative Races

Forbes - Tom Golisano On Revolutionizing The Electoral College - Forbes, Sep 22, 2011

Meet Tom Golisano, the man who flipped control of the New York State Senate - Syrcause.com, Sep 27, 2009

CITY ROOM - A TIME TO CALL All Billionaires

To Reform Albany: Start Here

G.O.P. Regains Control of New York State Senate

Golisano to Pour Millions Into Senate Shake-Up PAC

Groups Controlled by Golisano and Aide Investigated Over Donations

Vote for Business!

Door Is Locked, and Senate Is in Gridlock

Bring On the Tarantulas

The Golisano factor

Feeling Slighted, Rich Patron Led Albany Revolt

Rich Man, Politicia - Inc., Sep 1, 2003

Forget Politics as Usual: We're Mad as Hell and We're Not Going to Take It - Inc. Dec 1, 1994.


Sabres

Terry Pegula can't move Sabres - ESPN Feb 3, 2011

Tom Golisano, who rescued the Sabres in 2003, does it again with sale of franchise to Terry Pegula - NY Daily News Feb 12, 2011

Buffalo Sabres Sold For $165 Million To Billionaire Terry Pegula - Forbes Feb 2, 2011

Billionaires On Ice - Forbes, Dec 2, 2010

Billionaire Pegula Buying Buffalo Sabres- Forbes, Nov 30, 2010

Sale To Billionaire Would Be Step In Right Direction For Buffalo Sabres -- Forbes, Nov 30, 2010

In Pictures: Hockey's Billionaires - Forbes, Dec 16, 2009

Clinton joins Golisano at dinner, Sabres game - Buffalo News, Dec 10, 2008

Former Buffalo Sabres owner Tom Golisano tells The Associated Press he feels vindicated for pushing concerns regarding hits to the forefront of NHL agenda in 2007

Sharp Sabres --Forbes, Nov 10, 2006

N.H.L.; Golisano Group To Buy Sabres - NY Times Mar 14, 2003

Golisano Signs Agreement to Buy Buffalo Sabres - WBFO

Tom Golisano happy to have helped start concussion discussion

Golisano No. 7 of richest NHL owners

Sabres Sold to an Oil and Gas Executive