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Tom Golisano Gives $5 million for New Pediatric Behavioral Health & Wellness Center

Critically-needed center will serve children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral needs

Rochester, NY – 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

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Golisano Autism Center to be Built in Rochester


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

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Seven are Honored for Pioneering Global Health Work with First-ever Golisano Global Health Leadership Award

Schladming, Austria – March 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. The first-ever Golisano Global Health Leadership Award, named for philanthropist and Paychex founder, B.Thomas Golisano, was presented to seven recipients at a ceremony today in Schladming, Austria at the 2017 Special Olympics Winter World Games. Two additional Golisano Global Health Leadership Pioneer Awards, which recognize lifetime achievement in health services, were also presented. Learn more

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Take a Stand and Help us Spread the Word to End the “R” Word

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February 1, 2017--For the seventh 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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Tom Golisano and Golisano Foundation Recognized on Forbes' "Philanthropy's Big Bets for Social Change of 2015"

ForbeslogoROCHESTER, NY - 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." Nonprofit advisory firm The Bridgespan Group and Forbes magazine teamed up to showcase some of the largest, most promising philanthropic gifts aimed at solving social problems in the U.S. and around the globe. Read more

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Lee Health Foundation raises $100 million to reach campaign goal for new Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida - America’s newest Children’s Hospital

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November 3, 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. The new 292,000-square-foot, 128-bed, 7-story tower is scheduled for completion and opening in April 2017. Read more

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Watch – A tribute to Tom Golisano

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Dr. Stephen Sulkes Receives First Special Olympics New York Golisano Health Leadership Award for Advancing Inclusive Health for People with Intellectual Disabilities

October 13, 2016 – Special Olympics New York is honored to announce the selection of Dr. Stephen Sulkes of Rochester, NY as the 2016-17 Golisano Health Leadership Award honoree. The Golisano Health Leadership Award was established in 2016 in partnership with Special Olympics International and the Golisano Foundation, and is given to one of only 32 individuals or organizations in the world who are dedicated to improving the health of people with intellectual disabilities and advancing the health work of Special Olympics. Read more

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