Bright Spot: First Impressions at Golisano Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship

June 4, 2024

Golisano students look at the new blazers coming to the on-campus Clothing Closet.

Golisano Institute’s on-campus Clothing Closet helps students dress and feel their best, at no cost. Now, with a generous donation from the family of Rochester-based suit manufacturer, Hickey Freeman, students can choose from high quality suit jackets that will help them shine. “My hope is that when a student puts a jacket on, they feel successful and proud, and they go in with confidence — because that was my dad,” said Ippoliti’s daughter, Susan Kavanagh.

Graduating students, in addition to a broad selection of donated attire, will be presented with a custom blazer featuring the embroidered motto of Tom Golisano, “Built, not born,” crafted by Adrian Jules, the esteemed suit maker from the Rochester region. Watch the full story on 13WHAM’s Bright Spot.



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