Golisano Children’s Hospital at University Hospital -- A $6 million gift – the largest in SUNY Upstate’s history – makes the CNY Children’s Hospital the proud namesake of B. Thomas Golisano, philanthropist and founder and chairman of Paychex Inc.
The Central New York Children’s Hospital at University Hospital will be named the Golisano Children’s Hospital, thanks to a $6 million naming gift – the largest gift in SUNY Upstate history – from B. Thomas Golisano, philanthropist and founder and chairman of Rochester-based Paychex Inc.
Golisano said the gift is a salute to the “care and compassionate work” of Upstate’s medical providers, “especially those caring for the smallest and most fragile among us. It is a pleasure to support a project that will benefit the parents and children of Central New York.” SUNY Upstate President Gregory L. Eastwood MD said, “This generous gift from Thomas Golisano continues his longstanding commitment and support of children’s health issues. His extraordinary gift will provide the Central New York community with one of the finest medical facilities for our children.” Golisano, of Pittsford, NY, has parlayed Paychex Inc. into a leading national provider of payroll and human resource services for small- to medium-sized businesses. He is also owner of the Buffalo Sabres, a National Hockey League team. A graduate of the State University of New York at Alfred, Golisano was named the 2004 Outstanding Philanthropist by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.