Business Mindset Crucial to Healthy Communities
a guest editorial in the Rochester Business Journal, Special Olympics Chairman
and CEO Tim Shriver recognized the non-monetary contribution to the Healthy
Communities initiative made by New York-based philanthropist Tom Golisano.
Golisano recently presented Special Olympics with the first $3 million
installment of his $12 million commitment to the effort, but his influence goes
well beyond cash. "The business approach that he brings to social problems is
invaluable," Shriver writes. "In our case, Tom took his time learning about our
existing model for delivering health care at our competitions-and once informed,
he pressed us to think differently and aggressively about how we could improve
our performance, escalate our impact worldwide and reduce the mistreatment of
people with intellectual disabilities."