News 2018

Golisano Foundation Presents 2018 Move to Include Award to Dr. Rick Rader

Seattle, Washington – June 29, 2018 – Ann Costello, Director of the Golisano Foundation presented the Foundation’s 2018 Move to Include Award today to Rick Rader, MD, Director of the Morton J. Kent Habilitation Center at Orange Grove Center and Editor in Chief of the award-winning Exceptional Parent Magazine. Read more

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Golisano Foundation Expands Giving to Agencies in Southwest Florida Serving People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Rochester, NYMay 7, 2018 – The Golisano Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the nation devoted exclusively to supporting programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) is expanding its giving to Southwest Florida. Read more

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Nazareth Breaks Ground on New $23.5M Golisano Training Center

June 14, 2018 – Nazareth College officially broke ground today on its $23.5 million Golisano Training Center. The 91,000-square-foot center will bring together the strengths of Nazareth College, Special Olympics, and the Golisano Foundation to create a new model of inclusion, fitness, and wellness for athletes with intellectual disabilities. It will open in Fall 2019. Read more

Breaking ground for new Golisano Trainng Center

Golisano Foundation Expands Geographic Target Area to Include all of NYS OPWDD Region 1

March 12, 2018 – The Golisano Foundation is expanding its geographic target area and will now accept grant applications from non-profit organizations serving those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) located in the entire Region 1 (the combination of Western NY and Finger Lakes Regions as designated by NYS OPWDD, Developmental Disability Regional Offices (DDRO). Read more

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Spread the Word to End the R-Word Day Pledge Activities

Rochester, NYMarch 7, 2018 – Today is the national day of awareness to Spread the Word to End the R-Word™. For the eighth year, a record number of organizations will join the Golisano Foundation asking people to pledge to take a stand against using the R-word, "retard" or "retarded," a word that is offensive and derogatory to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Rochester movement has become one of the largest in the country. Read more

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