LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Special Olympics has received a $25 million donation, the largest single private gift in the organization’s 47-year history.

The donation comes from the philanthropic foundation of Thomas Golisano, the founder and chairman of Paychex Inc. The Rochester, New York-based company is a payroll processor and human resources services provider.

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Officials with the Golisano Foundation announced the donation Saturday during the opening of the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. The foundation says it will provide $25 million to expand the Special Olympics’ health services globally for people with intellectual disabilities.

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In 2012, Golisano donated $12 million to the Special Olympics to help it launch an initiative to ensure that people with intellectual disabilities receive access to health care in their communities on a year-round basis.

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