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Hogan will be keynote speaker at Poverty Conference

Several agencies from Erie and Niagara counties will host their fourth annual Poverty Conference on Friday in the Doris W. Jones Family Resource Building in Niagara Falls.

This year’s conference, “Agents of Social Change: Community Engagement,” will run from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and feature a variety of discussions and presentations.

Keynote speaker is Paul Hogan, executive vice president of the John R. Oishei Foundation, who will explore trends in philanthropy. John Kleingeltink, of Operation Sharing of Ontario, Niagara Falls chef Bobby Anderson, and members of the Playback Theatre of Buffalo will be among other speakers and workshop leaders.

Registration is $20 and must be made by Tuesday at

The Niagara County Coalition for Services to the Homeless, Buffalo/Niagara Falls and Erie/Niagara Counties Continuum of Care, and Niagara University will host the conference. Contact Brittany DePietro at 205-0285 for more information.

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