Strong Communities Create Bright Futures
M&T Bank continues long-standing tradition of helping communities thrive

BUFFALO, N.Y.—Healthy communities are the foundation of successful businesses. This belief lies at the heart of M&T Bank’s 155-year tradition of community banking. 

In its newly released Community Involvement Report, M&T Bank highlights a wide array of community initiatives in which it has taken an active role. The bank partners with a variety of not-for-profit organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life and increasing economic opportunities where M&T’s customers and employees live and work.

The M&T Charitable Foundation distributed more than $15.3 million in grants to hundreds of organizations across seven states and the District of Columbia in 2010. In the past decade, the bank has donated more than $143 million to a wide range of community-based organizations.

“Whether it’s mentoring kids, supporting historic preservation or helping a business customer secure financing to grow, M&T is proud of its community involvement,” said Mark Czarnecki, president of M&T Bank. “We look forward to our continued involvement in initiatives that help strengthen the communities we serve.”

M&T Bank's commitment to communities is more than just monetary donations. Employees are encouraged to give back and get involved in their communities. In fact, in 2010, employees reported spending almost 336,000 hours volunteering within neighborhoods the bank serves.

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