• Focus: Strengthening the Education Continuum
  • Focus: Promoting Health and Improving Systems
  • Focus: Enhancing Options for Self-Sufficiency
  • Focus: Building Livable, Stable Neighborhoods
  • Focus: Expanding the Role of Arts, Culture and Heritage

John R. Oishei

A Catalyst For Change

The John R. Oishei Foundation strives to be a catalyst for change to enhance economic vitality and the quality of life for the Buffalo Niagara region. John R. Oishei established the Foundation that bears his name in 1940 with the mandate to concentrate support on medical research, healthcare and education in the Buffalo area along with cultural and social needs.

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Developing Leaders by Stepping Aside

by Paul Hogan in Non Profit Quarterly

nebulaPaul Hogan writes about the uniquely effective Oishei Leaders Program in this week’s NPQ.

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Heritage Centers Maryvale School gets $650,000 Challenge Grant

Students with developmental disabilities at the Heritage Centers Maryvale School in Cheektowaga took part in a special celebration to thank the John R. Oishei Foundation for a $650,000 challenge grant that will improve the school building.

Challenge Grant:: Heritage Centers Maryvale School gets $650,000 Challenge Grant

WKBW Produces Feature Story on Our Foundation

WKBW image of John R. OisheiWKBW TV put together this excellent feature story on our Foundation.

Oishei Donates $5M to New UB Medical School

The John R. Oishei Foundation's gift will support the University at Buffalo's plans to construct a state-of-the art medical school in downtown Buffalo.

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The John R. Oishei Foundation Promotes Paul T. Hogan and Blythe T. Merrill

Paul T. HoganBlythe T. MerrillThe John R. Oishei Foundation is pleased to announce the promotion of Paul T. Hogan to Executive Vice President and Blythe T. Merrill to Senior Vice President of Programs.

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Hospital Cam

Click here to view a live image of the construction site for the new John R. Oishei Children's Hospital.

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