2023 - Stewart Partnership Award YMCA & M&T Bank

March 17, 2023 









YMCA Buffalo Niagara Presents M&T Bank with Stewart Partnership Award

(Buffalo, NY) – YMCA Buffalo Niagara is excited to present M&T Bank with its 2022 Stewart Partnership Award. This prestigious award is given annually to an organization in Western New York that aligns with the YMCA’s mission and works with the Y to create a lasting, positive impact on the local community.

Last year M&T opened a branch inside the William-Emslie Family YMCA, providing greater access to financial guidance and support that helps people achieve their investment goals. Along with both an enclosed and drive-thru ATM, M&T Bank partnered with the Y, bringing much-needed educational resources to East Buffalo helping families manage their personal and financial health and well-being.

“M&T Bank has gone above and beyond in their partnership with us,” YMCA President and CEO John Ehrbar said. “From transforming our YMCA to creating new and equitable banking opportunities in the community, we couldn’t be happier to present this prestigious award to such a deserving organization. Their dedication to the City of Buffalo and Western New York is a true model for how to strengthen the bonds of a region.”

“We take great pride in helping to create the right opportunities for the people we serve,” said M&T Bank’s Head of Retail Banking in WNY Anne Musynske. ““We would like to thank the YMCA for awarding us with this honor and are committed to supporting over 300 local nonprofit organizations, such as the Y, in its impactful work they do every single day to lift up our community.”

Pictured from left to right in the photo is John Ehrbar, President and CEO of YMCA Buffalo Niagara, Kelly Dockery, Branch Manager at M&T Bank, and Anne Musynske, Head of Retail Banking in WNY at M&T Bank.

For more information, please visit YMCABN.org or contact YMCA Buffalo Niagara Communications Director Mike Baggerman.

Locally founded in 1852, YMCA Buffalo Niagara is a charitable, community based organization committed to providing programs designed to build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. The YMCA's focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility is reflected in the variety of programs that are offered to all ages and abilities. A not for profit organization, YMCA Buffalo Niagara serves over 100,000 people annually through six membershipbranches and four camps throughout Western New York, as well as at over 40 community based program sites. For more information, please visit YMCABN.org.