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Golisano gives to veterans center

Thomas Golisano is pitching in $750,000 for renovation and expansion of the Veterans Outreach Center, and the updated facility will bear the name of his brother killed in action in Korea.

Golisano gives to veterans center

Thomas Golisano is pitching in $750,000 for renovation and expansion of the Veterans Outreach Center, and the updated facility will bear the name of his brother killed in action in Korea.
The gift comes during a major campaign for the South Avenue center, where activities all week commemorate Veterans Day. City corporation council Thomas Richards is leading the “Campaign for Veterans: Serving Those Who Serve the U.S.” capital campaign. The campaign has raised $2.3 million toward renovations to put VOC services that are now in three buildings into one 9,485-square-foot complex.
The building will be named the Charles P. Golisano Campus. He was killed in action on Nov. 2, 1951.
“I believe in the good work the Veterans Outreach Center is doing for our veterans and our returning servicemen and women,” Golisano said in making the announcement Monday. “Now more than ever, we need the VOC to reach out to this new generation of veterans, many of whom may need assistance readjusting to civilian life.”
VOC president and CEO Thomas Cray said the agency is seeing an increased demand for services as veterans return from Iraq and Afghanistan.

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