In 2015, the Golisano Foundation further expanded its support with a $25 million gift to grow Special Olympics Health work, including scaling the Healthy Communities model to 100 Special Olympics Programs by 2020. Through the generous support of the Golisano Foundation, Special Olympics will continue its work
by leveraging Special Olympics programming and stakeholders to break down barriers, improve access to health care and make health inclusive for all people with intellectual disabilities.
This gift is not only the largest received by Special Olympics, it is also the largest single gift ever given by Tom Golisano. Golisano’s first gift to Special Olympics International was in 2010, to conduct Healthy Athletes trainings of doctors and other health care providers from across the United States.