M&T Bank appoints Dominique Goss as Executive Director of the M&T Charitable Foundation


As the new Executive Director, Goss will oversee the management of the day-to-day operations of the M&T Charitable Foundation, including strategic direction, program development, operations, financial management, talent development and community relations. She will report to Mike KeganSenior Executive Vice President of M&T Bank and Head of Community Banking Services, and will be based in Buffalo.

Goss, who joined M&T on July 6spent the past four years as Group Senior Director for Corporate Citizenship at TD Bank’s Charitable Foundation, where she was responsible for aligning the bank’s corporate giving goals with its broader strategic priorities wide and to deploy $26 million in charitable investments and sponsorships of Maine at Florida. Prior to that, Goss served as Charitable Relations Manager and Community Relations Manager for TD from 2013 to 2018.

“Dominique is a progressive philanthropic leader whose extensive experience in community development and the administration of charitable grants will help refine the way we think about corporate citizenship,” Keegan said. “His passion and commitment to underserved communities will be instrumental in how the M&T Charitable Foundation operates and supports our communities across the bank’s footprint in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.”

Established in 1993, the M&T Charitable Foundation supports thousands of nonprofit organizations focused on improving the quality of life for M&T customers, employees and neighbors in the communities the bank serves. The foundation provides financial support and other resources to a wide range of organizations, including those representing civic affairs, social services, education, arts and culture, and health care.

The work of the M&T Charitable Foundation is carried out by regional committees made up of M&T employees who live and work in these communities. Regional committees make local funding decisions that help ensure that the bank’s philanthropy meets specific community needs. Local decision-making is a cornerstone of M&T’s community banking model and sets the bank apart from other corporate donors.

In 2021, M&T and the M&T Charitable Foundation donated together $33.9 million to more than 3,000 nonprofit organizations. Over the past decade, M&T and the M&T Charitable Foundation have contributed nearly $300 million to more than 7,500 nonprofit organizations.

“M&T’s commitment to the communities it serves is remarkable and inspires me to help further the bank’s mission of making a difference in people’s lives through the work of the M&T Charitable Foundation,” said Goss. . “I look forward to opportunities to leverage the many strong partnerships M&T has with its community partners to further increase the bank’s philanthropic impact and fully realize its corporate citizenship.”

Goss replaces Shelly Drake as the strategic leader of the foundation. Drake, who also served as a bank manager Western New York regional president, retired in March 2022 after a 50-year career with M&T.

Goss graduated Temple University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2008 and earned an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2018. She serves on the boards of the Nonprofit Repositioning Fund, the Greater Philadelphia Community Alliance, and Mural Arts Advocates. Goss is also a 2019-20 Connecting Leaders Fellow of the Association for Black Foundation Executives and a founding partner of the Philadelphia Black Giving Circle.

About M&T
M&T Bank Corporation is a financial holding company headquartered in Buffalo, New York. M&T’s principal banking subsidiary, M&T Bank, provides banking products and services in 12 states in the northeastern United States, from Maine at Virginia and washington d.c. Trust-related services are provided in certain markets in the United States and abroad by affiliates of M&T’s Wilmington Trust and M&T Bank. For more information about M&T Bank, visit www.mtb.com.

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