Paul Hogan

Executive Vice President, John R. Oishei Foundation

“The way that the arts work, in my view, is to stabilize a community.”

The John R. Oishei foundation is the Buffalo area's largest private foundation and is dedicated to improving the lives of Western New York's residents.  Under the leadership of Paul Hogan, expanding the role of arts, culture and heritage in regional development has become one of the core areas of focus for the foundation. Hogan has a background in the arts, specifically creative writing, and it was because of this expertise that he was hired by the Oishei foundation.