PRIDE

today & every day

At M&T Bank, we are excited to celebrate Pride Month, but it doesn’t stop there. We are committed to celebrating inclusivity and living authentically every single day. From the boardroom to the branches, we are proud to support the LGBTQ+ community.

Making the difference

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The M&T Pride employee resource group (ERG) promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion within the bank. It provides a safe space for employees to share experiences and support each other.

 

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M&T is active at LGBTQ+ events, whether it’s sponsorship at Pride parades or actively showing support with visuals at branches.

 

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Employees are offered diversity and inclusion training to learn about LGBTQ+ issues, inclusive language, and cultural competence.

 

 


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M&T partners with local LGBTQ+ organizations, supports LGBTQ+-owned businesses and offers financial education and resources tailored to the community’s needs.   

 

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Embracing our LGBTQ+ employees & customers

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Brittany Gray

"This is the first time I have ever been out at work, and I feel extremely safe in my identity among my team and the wider bank. I have found acceptance and support in my interactions with my team members, and each time I practice visibility, it becomes easier. There is an active effort to seek understanding and growth around new topics, and the variety of inclusion initiatives at the bank speak to a desire to welcome and celebrate diversity in all its forms."

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Justin Cruz

"As a person who is non-binary and Hispanic, Pride month is important to me because everyone has a place in this world and sometimes you might have to create that place yourself. I’ve learned to love and admire my journey; our experiences are what shapes us as individuals."

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Adam Tenner

 "I appreciate M&T for making me feel accepted as an LGBTQ business owner all year round. That support underscores a trusted partnership based on respect and understanding. M&T fits my company’s values as we work to help nonprofits make a sustainable impact."

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Rochester Pride Parade

Every year M&T Bank’s Western New York Pride Resource Group marches with the Rochester Community during its annual Pride parade. You will always see M&T Bank employees wearing their M&T Bank Loud & Proud T-shirts while also marching alongside the M&T Bank float. Not only are we proud sponsors of Rochester’s annual Pride parade, we are equally as excited to march and stand proud alongside our communities. 

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Metro DC Parade

In addition to Rochester, M&T Bank partners with NBC4 and Telemundo to make the Metro DC Pride parade a spectacle to be had. Once again, you’ll always see M&T Bank employees standing loud and proud celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community within the DC area alongside our partners at NBC4. 

LGBTQIA+ Business Award

Stacie Rinker, who serves as a senior program manager for the Bank’s DEI team, was awarded for her work at the bank to not only spearhead the first Pride ERG in our Metro DC footprint, but to also diligently strive to help ensure M&T Bank is a safe and accepting place to work for our current and future LGBTQ+ employees. 

Show off your Pride

Celebrate your Pride with one of our custom cards.

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M&T’s Spotlight Shop

M&T’s Spotlight Shop focuses on promoting local organizations within our communities. From an urban hair salon in Rochester (Ape + Canary) to shops specializing in handcrafted collectibles (Art R Rack), we’re continuously shining a light on LGBTQ+ businesses.

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