Celebrating Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month

M&T is committed to our multicultural communities where we live and work. We are excited to celebrate Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) Month today and every day. AANHPI Heritage Month honors the contributions, achievements, and influence of AANHPI Americans in shaping the culture and history of the nation. 

What do you know about AANHPI Heritage Month?

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A.      Hispanics/Latinos

B.      Whites

C.      Blacks/African-Americans

D.      Asian-American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders

A.      1960

B.      2000

C.      1978

D.      1970

A.      To memorialize the arrival of the first known Japanese immigrant to the U.S. in 1843.

B.      To align with the blooming of the cherry blossom trees, gifted from the People of Japan to the People of the United States in 1912.

C.      To honor the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869.

D.      A and C.

A.      Asia

B.      Asia and Hawaii

C.      Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia

D.      All of the above.

A.      1 out of 5

B.      1 out of 10

C.      1 out of 20

D.      1 out of 25

Hear from our employees and customers who celebrate AANHPI

Dipti Haria

Business Systems Analyst

"The Asian American and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month is an opportunity to celebrate different cultures and recognize diversity. Although we come from different ethnicities and backgrounds, we are committed to similar goals of raising cultural awareness and adaptability.

I am proud to be the co-founder and President of the M&T Resource Group APARG CT-NJ-NYC charter (est. 2024) and I look forward to bringing forth in-person as well as virtual events throughout the year focused on celebrating cultures and raising awareness and understanding of the Asian Pacific Americans."

Last Shot Distillery

"Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month means recognizing everyone’s culture and cherishing it, while also coming together and recognizing the sacrifices that many people before us made to make a better life in a different country"

- Chris Uyehara, Co-owner & Distiiller of Last Shot Distillery
Winning contestant of Discovery Channel’s Moonshiners: Master Distiller 

Matthew Cheong

Bilingual Universal Banker

"To me, AANHPI Heritage month means celebrating and commemorating things that matter to our heritage/culture.

Acknowledgement, acceptance, understanding and respect for our cultural differences is the best way to celebrate and honor AANHPI heritage and beyond the Heritage month."

Chef Prasad

"My ‘rags to culinary riches’ story began with learning to cook at my mother’s side in India. When I arrived in the U.S. in 1986, I had $100 in my pocket and could only get a job as a busboy.

Today, I’m an owner-chef with 11 restaurants and am proud to celebrate AANHPI Heritage Month. "

-Chef Prasad, Owner & Chef

"When you learn something from people, or from a culture, you accept it as a gift, and it is your lifelong commitment to preserve it and build on it."

― cellist Yo-Yo Ma