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John R. Oishei Foundation

Erin Grajek

October 24, 2011

The John R. Oishei Foundation has extended a generous core improvements grant to the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Inc. in the amount of $200,000. The Botanical Gardens will use these funds to update its Strategic Plan and support the growth of educational programs and horticultural exhibit offerings.

The grant funds from the John R. Oishei Foundation will also help sustain and enhance the tremendous growth the Botanical Gardens has experienced in admission, membership, shows and events. By attracting new audiences and educating more children, the Botanical Gardens is properly positioned to evolve as the pre-eminent horticulture authority and resource in Western New York.

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. The Foundation was established in 1940 by John R. Oishei, founder of Trico Products Corporation.

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing appreciation for and knowledge of plant life and its connection to people and cultures through its documented living plant collection, historic conservatory, education, research and exhibits.

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