News 2022

Ann Costello Visits South Africa to See Impact of Special Olympics Global Health Work

Polokwane, Limpopo – November 17-19, 2022 – Ann Costello, the Golisano Foundation Executive Director, visted this year’s Special Olympics South Africa National Games to witness the impact Tom Golisano's and the Golisano Foundation's global gifts have made on community health care for people with intellectual disabilities in South Africa. Read more

Golisano Foundation Awards $1.65 Million Five-Year Grant to WXXI Public Media to Expand the Move To Include Initiative

Rochester, NY – November 9, 2022 – The Golisano Foundation has awarded WXXI Public Media a five-year grant totaling $1.65 million in support of the continuation and expansion of the Move to Include (MTI) initiative. In 2014 WXXI and the Foundation joined forces to launch MTI, an initiative that uses the power of public media to inform and transform attitudes and behavior about intellectual, physical, and developmental disabilities. Read more

Marie Golisano Graham Fund Supports Outreach for Golisano Collection at RIT Archives

Marie Golisano Graham Fund Outreach Archivist Landyn Hatch Photo by Carlos Ortiz

Rochester, NY – November 2, 2022 – A gift from the Marie Golisano Graham Fund is supporting new ways for Rochester Institute of Technology to engage the public with the life and legacy of her brother, B. Thomas Golisano — Paychex founder, philanthropist, and civic leader. A new position in the RIT Archives, made possible by the Graham Fund, is dedicated to sharing Golisano’s story through the contents of the B. Thomas Golisano Collection. The Marie Golisano Graham Outreach Archivist Landyn Hatch will steward and expand the Golisano collection to include oral histories from people who have known the leader or benefited from his philanthropies. Read more

Golisano Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship to Welcome First Class of Students in Fall 2023

Rochester, NY — November 2, 2022 — Entrepreneur and philanthropist Tom Golisano announced today the establishment of Golisano Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship, a not-for-profit two-year certificate program comprised exclusively of business-related subject matter. Golisano Institute is aimed at reducing the time and cost of a traditional business school education. Golisano expects to welcome its first class of students in Fall 2023. Read more

Golisano Foundation Awards $2.3 Million in Grants in October 

November 2022 — Grants were awarded to organizations supporting programs and initiatives for people with intellectual disabilities and to efforts supporting animal welfare in western New York and Florida. See awards

Tom Golisano Serves as Grand Marshal of 2022 Columbus Day Parade in New York City

New York, NY, USA — May 12, 2022 — Tom Golisano, founder of Paychex and noted philanthropist, served as the 2022 Grand Marshal of the Columbus Day Parade on New York City's Fifth Avenue. Golisano's visionary business acumen led to the creation and success of Paychex, which streamlined payroll and human resources services to businesses nation-wide. Golisano is also an investor in 18 businesses across the country. Golisano's charitable work is undertaken by the B. Thomas Golisano Foundation, with a primary focus on awarding grants to organizations that provide opportunities for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Read more

2022 Global Golisano Health Leadership Awards Presented in New York at Global Inclusive Health Summit

September 20, 2022 – New York City, USA –  Special Olympics, and the Golisano Foundation celebrated a decade of global health accomplishments and trailblazers at the Global Inclusive Health Leadership Summit and 2022 Global Golisano Health Leadership Awards presentation. Read more

Foundation and Bailey and Friends Announce July Grants

The Golisano Foundation awarded $421,500 in grants in July to 10 organizations. Bailey and Friends also announced grants of $27,000 to four organizations. Read more

Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida Celebrates 5-Years!

Fort Myers, FLMay 10, 2022 – Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida celebrated its 5-year anniversary this May! While May marks five years since Golisano opened in its new home, it also marks the realization of a dream that was more than 20 years and thousands of people in the making. Read more

Spread the Word Inclusion 2022

Inclusion is about equality, acceptance and respect for all. Join the Golisano Foundation, Best Buddies, and Special Olympics for our Spread the Word Inclusion 2022: Champions of Change global day of activation on Wednesday, March 2. Read more

WXXI Wins the National Project Public Media Award for Move to Include From National Educational Telecommunications Association

Rochester, NY January 27, 2022 – WXXI was honored with a Public Media Award from the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) for its Move to Include national initiative. In the Community Engagement category, WXXI received the National Project Award for the work that Move to Include accomplished by expanding the multi-faceted approach to public awareness of issues surrounding disability across the country. The award was presented at NETA’s 53rd Annual Public Media Awards Gala held virtually on January 26 at the 2022 NETA Conference and CPB Public Media Thought Leader Forum. Read more



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