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Tom Golisano

Blase Thomas Golisano (born November 14, 1941) is an American businessman and philanthropist. He is the founder of Paychex, the second-largest ... More »Blase Thomas Golisano (born November 14, 1941) is an American businessman and philanthropist. He is the founder of Paychex, the second-largest payroll processor in the United States and former co-owner (along with real estate developer Larry Quinn) of the Buffalo Sabres hockey team and of the Buffalo Bandits lacrosse team. He sold the team and its assets to multi-billionaire Terrence Pegula in February 2011. Golisano made a bid for the bankrupt Los Angeles Dodgers franchise in early 2012; his group was eventually outbid by a consortium led by Magic Johnson and Guggenheim Partners. Golisano has an associate's degree from Alfred State College. He is a founding member of the Independence Party of New York, and ran on its ticket for governor of New York in 1994, 1998 and 2002. Although never elected, his percentage of the vote increased with each election. He spent a combined $93 million on the three campaigns. By receiving more than 50,000 votes each time, Golisano brought the... [ Wikipedia ]

Golisano CGI commitment expands health care for Special Olympians worldwide

In an effort to correct this problem, and increase access and awareness of the health care needs of the intellectually disabled, businessman and philanthropist Tom Golisano is providing $12 million in matching funds over a four-year period to expand Special Olympics’ health-related ...

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Oprah for president? Nader seeks ‘modestly enlightened’ billionaire to run

The Dream Team of MERPs include Winfrey, Gates and Turner, along with former third-party New York governor candidate Tom Golisano, former AOL chief executive Steve Case and hedge fund founder Tom Steyer, who recently suggested he might spend as much as $100 million to help Democrats win ...

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Quinn on Sabres, NHL lockout & Canalside

Business First by Tim O'Shei, Contributing Editor Larry Quinn, left, with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman during Quinn's tenure as managing partner of the Buffalo Sabres under Tom Golisano. When I caught up with Larry Quinn at the downtown Starbucks, he was settled comfortably in a corner ...

Don’t fall for the liberal agenda again Letters to the Editor : The Orange County Register

A billionaire named Tom Golisano simply moved to Florida, which does not have a personal income tax. “My personal income tax last year would have been $13,800 per day,” he explained. Rush Limbaugh, whose income is estimated to be somewhere between $20 million and $30 million, was not far ...

Forbes 'Richest 400 Americans' includes 32 sports owners

NHL owners include Kroenke (Avalanche), Jeremy Jacobs (Bruins, $2.8 billion) and Tom Golisano (Sabres, $1.9 billion), while the only baseball owners on the list are Ted Lerner (Nationals, $4 billion) and John Henry (Red Sox, $1.7 billion). The richest person involved in the sports world ...

Gov. Cuomo must deliver an ultimatum to the Independence Party: Stop the shams or the party dies

Rochester billionaire Tom Golisano challenged George Pataki in 1994 under the banner. The following year, party leaders petitioned the state Board of Elections to recognize their organization as simply the Independence Party. While the name was easily mistaken for “independent,” it did ...

Hellman's spirit is still strumming

Donna Karan signed on to work with Clinton in Haiti, where he is hoping to harness the talents of local artisans to build the economy, and businessman/lead sponsor Tom Golisano pledged $12 million to the Special Olympics for adding health services. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom attended the ...

Nader: Let’s let a billionaire buy the presidency, or something

The Dream Team of MERPs include Winfrey, Gates and Turner, along with former third-party New York governor candidate Tom Golisano, former AOL chief executive Steve Case and hedge fund founder Tom Steyer, who recently suggested he might spend as much as $100 million to help Democrats win ...

Phoenix Coyotes sale saga illustrates far-too-familiar NHL ownership problems

The Sabres were bought two years ago by Terry Pegula after years of budget ownership by Tom Golisano, who himself rescued the team from owners headed to prison. Prior to all that, the Senators were rescued from bankruptcy and the Predators and Oilers were saved only by large multi-party ...

Can a business guy call sports shots?

A longtime developer who made his mark on Buffalo in the mid-1990s by overseeing the construction of then-Marine Midland Arena, Quinn went on to run the Buffalo Sabres twice: First under the Rigas family, and then as part owner under Tom Golisano...

Annual Clinton summit advocates practical approach to curb poverty

"At this year's summit, businessman and philanthropist Tom Golisano pledged $12 million to expand the Special Olympics' health-related services to people with intellectual disabilities," Reuters reported. The summit addressed a wide range of other issues and will feature everyone from ...

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The Essentials: Buffalo Sabres Edition

Eventually, Tom Golisano came through and relocation hasn't been a concern since. Sabres fans owe Bettman a small debt of gratitude for his leadership during some of the franchise's darkest days. The best fight ever is Jim Schoenfeld and Wayne Cashman in the Zamboni entrance, but if I ...

Tom Golisano Makes $20 Million Challenge Grant to Children's Hospital

His generous gifts have included the Golisano Children's Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY; Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital in Syracuse, NY; and, locally, the Golisano Children's Museum of Naples (C'MON) and Tom Golisano Field House at Ave Maria ...

Tom Golisano Gives $12 million to Expand Special Olympics Health Services Worldwide

Press Conference is 3:45 PM Sunday, September 23 with President Clinton, Tom Golisano and Tim Shriver NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former President William J. Clinton announced today that businessman and philanthropist Tom Golisano will provide $12 million ...

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V R I O for Paychex

The company also has a large amount of wealthy investors to include its very own founder and chairman Tom Golisano. The experienced professionals and highly skilled management allow for the corporation to exploit its resources efficiently. Tom Golisano’s newly formed Myokonos ...

Clinton summit draws new leaders of Egypt, Libya

At this year's summit, businessman and philanthropist Tom Golisano pledged $12 million to expand the Special Olympics' health-related services to people with intellectual disabilities. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Suntech Power Holdings Company Limited and the GlobalECHO ...

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Bronxville Mayor Mary Marvin Urges Residents to Vote

The party was first formed in the 1990’s by Ross Perot, and in New York, spearheaded by Tom Golisano. Though, less than 4% of County voters belong to this party, many unaffiliated or independent voters think this is their line on which to vote. The small change in word ending ...

Finding An Invisible People

Now, partnering on the Clinton Global Initiative commitment "Health Justice for People with Intellectual Disabilities" made by Tom Golisano, Special Olympics is expanding its reach so that more people with intellectual disabilities are finally seen. The 2013 CGI Annual Meeting represents ...

Buffalo Sabres fire longtime coach Lindy Ruff after 6-10-1 start to the shortened season

Ruff had maintained his job under three owners, and also weathered the Sabres declaring bankruptcy during the 2002-03 season before Tom Golisano purchased the team. Ruff had considered quitting his job after that season before he was talked into staying by new managing partner Larry ...

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Mendon police reports: Suspicious check at bank

Billionaire Tom Golisano will get a refund of about $150,000 for property taxes paid over four years on a Victor home.- 8:40 pm Monroe County DA Sandra Doorley issued a statement Friday in support of Rochester Police Officer Ryan Hartley.- 6:00 pm A Rochester... Full Article at Rochester ...

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