Golisano gives $12 million for Special Olympics health services
Posted at: 09/23/2012 2:08 PM | Updated at: 09/24/2012 12:30 AM
Former President Bill Clinton welcomed leaders from around the world to the Clinton Global Initiative Sunday afternoon, and among those invited to speak was Tom Golisano.
The Golisano Foundation founder spoke about his $12 million commitment to expand Special Olympics health services for people with intellectual disabilities, who the foundation called "one of the largest and most underserved disability groups in the world."
About his donation, Tom Golisano had this to say, "There is nothing more challenging or more urgent than delivering healthcare to a population that is hidden away."
The donation is the largest single gift the Special Olympics has ever received from one person. It's also the first donation made by Golisano that will have an international impact. The gift will be given over four years.