• Golisano Global Health Leadership Award

    As part of our innovative health programs worldwide, the Golisano Foundation recognizes outstanding healthcare professionals and organizations.

Honoring Special Olympics Health Champions Around the World

The Golisano Global Health Leadership Award honors health champions and their extraordinary efforts toward fulfilling the goals, values, and mission of the Special Olympics global health program. These seven honorees were chosen from among 25 individuals or organizations recognized in 2016 at the country or U.S. state level.


Special Olympics and the Golisano Foundation are proud to announce seven recipients of the first-ever Golisano Global Health Leadership Award. The honorees are health champions in their countries whose extraordinary efforts are fulfilling the goals, values, and mission of Special Olympics’ global Health program. This award recognizes individual leaders and organizations that are making significant contributions to Special Olympics health programs, specifically through Healthy Communities, and promoting inclusive healthcare, wellness, and fitness for people with intellectual disabilities.