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Golisano gives $3 million to Al Sigl Community of Agencies

The Al Sigl Community of Agencies has received a $3 million gift from Thomas Golisano and the Golisano Foundation. It is the organization’s largest gift ever from a living donor and a major boost to its capital campaign.

The organization, a collaborative of community network and independent non-profit agencies, said it will use the gift to make improvements to its Elmwood Avenue campus. Officials said the funding will help it “continue to provide first-class spaces adapted to meet the unique needs of each of its member agencies and the people and families they serve.”

“It brings me great pleasure to commit $3 million to the Al Sigl Celebrating Abilities Campaign, which signals an exciting new era in service delivery for people with disabilities,” Golisano said. “I’m particularly impressed with the openness of the proposed facility renovation and the spirit of inclusion that will benefit generations.”

Golisano added that Al Sigl’s commitment to collaborate with a variety of local service providers to better coordinate and enhance program offerings is “right on the mark.”

“I am pleased to provide financial support for this extraordinary project, which will have an immediate, positive impact on people with developmental disabilities and their families,” he said.

The Celebrating Abilities Campaign is a multiyear capital campaign seeking to raise funds for capital investments and endowment. The campaign has raised $21.2 million of its $26.8 million goal.

“Tom Golisano has done more for Al Sigl than anyone dared dream at our founding 53 years ago,” said Daniel Meyers, Al Sigl’s president. “His mark on our work together transforms our collaboration for even greater inclusion and abilities.”

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