Tom Golisano poses for a picture with Shannon Salluzzo, 19, of Penfield, 纽约.

Thank you, Tom Golisano

Golisano’s $50 million historic commitment—the largest single gift in the University of Rochester’s history 和 largest single gift Golisano has ever made—will build the new Golisano Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Institute at the University’s Medical Center.
Shannon Salluzzo, 19, of Penfield, 纽约, thanks Tom Golisano for his generosity during the press conference announcing the gift to establish the new institute.
(University of Rochester photo / John Schlia)

Thank you, Tom Golisano

Golisano’s $50 million historic commitment—the largest single gift in the University of Rochester’s history 和 largest single gift Golisano has ever made—will build the new Golisano Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Institute at the University’s Medical Center.
Shannon Salluzzo, 19, of Penfield, 纽约, thanks Tom Golisano for his generosity during the press conference announcing the gift to establish the new institute.
(University of Rochester photo / John Schlia)

On June 13, 2024, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and civic leader B. Thomas “Tom” Golisano made a historic $50 million commitment, making it possible to build the Golisano Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Institute at the University of Rochester Medical Center. The new world-class transdisciplinary center will provide solutions to the health and quality of life issues that affect people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Those with IDD are a traditionally underserved population, with approximately 19,000 people affected locally, 120,000 regionally, and 200 million worldwide. Golisano’s transformational gift also names the Golisano Specialty Clinic at Eastman Dental Center, which serves nearly 2,000 people with IDD each year.

Emily Brushafer

Emily Brushafer

On June 13, 2024, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and civic leader B. Thomas “Tom” Golisano made a historic $50 million commitment, making it possible to build the Golisano Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Institute at the University of Rochester Medical Center. The new world-class transdisciplinary center will provide solutions to the health and quality of life issues that affect people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Those with IDD are a traditionally underserved population, with approximately 19,000 people affected locally, 120,000 regionally, and 200 million worldwide. Golisano’s transformational gift also names the Golisano Specialty Clinic at Eastman Dental Center, which serves nearly 2,000 people with IDD each year.

Emily Brushafer

Emily Brushafer

Making history

This gift is the largest single gift in University history 和 largest single gift made by Golisano. Between his personal giving and his foundation, Golisano’s total philanthropy to the University of Rochester Medical Center now nears $100 million. In addition to the June 2024 commitment, in 2002, Golisano donated $14 million to build the Golisano Children’s Hospital (我们), to help recruit outstanding faculty, and to expand programs in cardiac care, general surgery, neurology, 和更多的. In 2011, he contributed another $20 million to GCH to build a new hospital, and in 2020 made a $5 million gift to establish the Golisano Pediatric Behavioral Health and Wellness Center.

Golisano Intellectural & Developmental Disabilities Institute wordmark logo - University of Rochester Medical Center

Golisano has given more than $145 million to organizations globally that are dedicated to advancing the health and social inclusion of people with IDD, including Special Olympics 和 Golisano Children’s Hospitals in Rochester and Syracuse, 纽约, and Southwest Florida.

Making history

This gift is the largest single gift in University history 和 largest single gift made by Golisano. Between his personal giving and his foundation, Golisano’s total philanthropy to the University of Rochester Medical Center now nears $100 million. In addition to the June 2024 commitment, in 2002, Golisano donated $14 million to build the Golisano Children’s Hospital (我们), to help recruit outstanding faculty, and to expand programs in cardiac care, general surgery, neurology, 和更多的. In 2011, he contributed another $20 million to GCH to build a new hospital, and in 2020 made a $5 million gift to establish the Golisano Pediatric Behavioral Health and Wellness Center.

Golisano has given more than $145 million to organizations globally that are dedicated to advancing the health and social inclusion of people with IDD, including Special Olympics 和 Golisano Children’s Hospitals in Rochester and Syracuse, 纽约, and Southwest Florida.

Golisano Intellectural & Developmental Disabilities Institute wordmark logo - University of Rochester Medical Center

Golisano Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Institute

The Golisano IDD Institute will bring together a multidisciplinary team dedicated to innovation and bettering the lives of people with IDD 和ir families. The institute will expand into a new state-of-the-art space bringing together the leading programs in University of Rochester’s IDD patient care, 教育, community outreach, and caregiver support that serve approximately 120,000 families in the region.

Read more about the Golisano IDD Institute

Golisano Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Institute

The Golisano IDD Institute will bring together a multidisciplinary team dedicated to innovation and bettering the lives of people with IDD 和ir families. The institute will expand into a new state-of-the-art space bringing together the leading programs in University of Rochester’s IDD patient care, 教育, community outreach, and caregiver support that serve approximately 120,000 families in the region.

Read more about the Golisano IDD Institute

Health care of the highest order

The University of Rochester’s 2030 strategic plan, Boundless Possibility, articulates bold goals that will guide the institution toward framing and solving the greatest challenges of the future. The Golisano IDD Institute aligns with these goals, helping the University expand and transform health care delivery, promote an inclusive culture, and build programs of excellence. As part of the plan, the University will also establish a set of new and reimagined transdisciplinary centers and institutes—the Golisano IDD Institute is one of the first. It will bring together experts in their fields to collaborate and push the boundaries of their disciplines.

Health care of the highest order

The University of Rochester’s 2030 strategic plan, Boundless Possibility, articulates bold goals that will guide the institution toward framing and solving the greatest challenges of the future. The Golisano IDD Institute aligns with these goals, helping the University expand and transform health care delivery, promote an inclusive culture, and build programs of excellence. As part of the plan, the University will also establish a set of new and reimagined transdisciplinary centers and institutes—the Golisano IDD Institute is one of the first. It will bring together experts in their fields to collaborate and push the boundaries of their disciplines.

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