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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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New Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida Opens with Community Celebration


(Fort Myers, Fla. – April 3, 2017) --- America’s newest children’s hospital, Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, debuted to the community during a grand opening Saturday, April 1, sponsored by Suncoast Credit Union. The new, child-friendly facility is located next to HealthPark Medical Center on Bass Road. Read more

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

Dr. Stephen Sulkes of Rochester, NY, USA is Honoree from North America
Honorees Were Announced at Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria

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

rword pledge

February 1, 2017--For the 7th 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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