Foundation Leadership


Tom Golisano
B. Thomas Golisano, Chairman
Cenette Burdine
Cenette Burdine
Tom Clark
G. Thomas Clark
William Destler
William W. Destler, PhD
Phil DiPasquale
Philip J. DiPasquale
Charles Graham
Charles Graham
James Murray
James D. Murray, Emeritus
Steve Salluzzo
Steve Salluzzo
David Still
David Still
Mary Walsh Boatfield
Mary Walsh Boatfield

Executive Director

Ann Costello

Ann CostelloAnn Costello is Executive Director of the Golisano Foundation, one of the nation’s leading foundations dedicated exclusively to helping individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Foundation was established in 1985 by Tom Golisano, the Founder and Chairman of Paychex, Inc., a leader in the payroll, human resource, and benefits outsourcing industry.

Ann has worked for more than 40 years in the non-profit sector, primarily in human service administration, philanthropy, and organizational policy development.

She joined the Foundation as Director in 1999 and has witnessed its rapid growth and change in total Foundation assets and annual distribution of funds. Ann has redefined the Foundation’s role in the intellectual disabilities service arena as proactive partner and catalyst for transformation. Under her leadership, the Foundation has also supported and launched innovative partnerships and programs.

Ann earned her Master’s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy and Practice, and also served as a Research Fellow at the School’s City and Regional Planning. Ann also completed the Executive Program for Philanthropy Leaders at Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2007.

Awards, Honors , Committee


  • Special Olympics New York Health Advisory Committee
  • Commencement Speaker July 18, 2020, Nazareth College
  • Presented honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters


  • Rochester Game Changer, presented by Special Olympics New York, November 6, 2019





Contact Information

Ann Costello
Golisano Foundation
7632 County Road 42
Victor, New York 14564-8906

Erica Dayton
Grants Manager

Kaitlin Graham
Program Officer

Christine Bouchard
Fishers Asset Management

Matthew Ray
Fishers Asset Management

Susan Pecor
Office Administrator

Media Contacts

Dalmath Associates: 585-586-6650

Jean Dalmath: 585-755-6911
Amanda Antinore: 585-729-7533