NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Niagara University has received a pledge for $10 million to support construction of a new science building that, when built, will house a research and interdisciplinary biology center that will focus on bioinformatics and computational biology.
The $10 million from businessman and philanthropist B. Thomas Golisano, who is founder and chairman of payroll services firm Paychex and owner of the Buffalo Sabres hockey team, will be part of the university’s $80 million capital campaign, called “The Promise of Niagara.” The gift to the university will be presented in five installments of $2 million.
The funds from Golisano will help support construction of the 44,000 sq. ft. center, which will house academic and clinical partnerships with the Buffalo Medical Complex, the State University at Buffalo, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and the Heart Center of Niagara.
The current capital campaign is seeking to raise $16.5 million toward the total cost of the $25 million science center, the university said in a statement.