M&T Bank Set Bar High with $500,000 Gift to Campaign
When officials of the M&T Bank Charitable Foundation and other senior bank executives weighed the prospect of a gift to the Care Like no Other campaign, they had no trouble reaching a consensus: Yes, a gift to the campaign was absolutely warranted. And, given the size and scope of the campaign’s $44 million challenge, the gift should be substantial.
“With this gift, we wanted to be in a position of leadership, to set the bar high with the amount of our gift and act as a catalyst in being one of the first corporate donors,” said Nick Lambrow, president of M&T Bank’s Chesapeake and Central Maryland Division. M&T Bank’s early commitment to a $500,000 gift met those criteria in every respect.
M&T Bank’s philanthropy to AAMC began in 1999. In 2004, the bank increased its giving by presenting the hospital with a $100,000 endowment to AAMC’s Outreach Center. “With that gift, we witnessed a direct, tangible link to the lives of people in the community,” he said. “AAMC is such a strong presence, such a significant asset, that it’s an integral part of the region’s vitality and quality of life. In that regard, as a corporate citizen we’re only as strong as the communities we serve. Our customers, co-workers, families, neighbors, friendsówe all have a stake in the campaign’s success and ultimate goals.”
“This generous commitment from M&T Bank sets a wonderful challenge for corporate giving to the campaign,” said John Belcher, president and CEO of ARINC and campaign chair. “We are hopeful area business will think generously when it means a gift that affects their employees, friends, and families and everyone who lives here.”
To make a gift to the Campaign, contact the AAMC Foundation at www.aahs.org/foundation.
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