M&T Bank names new executive director of M&T Charitable Foundation

Corporate giving leader will ensure foundation supports all M&T communities, focuses on diversity, equity and inclusion

M&T Bank on Monday announced Dominique Goss has been appointed as executive director of the M&T Charitable Foundation, and will report to Mike Keegan, M&T Bank’s senior executive vice president and head of community banking.

Ensuring the foundation’s community impact remains inclusive, equitable and diverse throughout its 12-state footprint, Goss will steer the bank’s corporate giving strategy from her base of the institution’s Buffalo office.

Dominique Goss.

Goss, who joined M&T on July 6, brings nearly 15 years of experience to M&T, most recently serving as senior group manager for corporate citizenship at TD Bank and the TD Charitable Foundation, where she was responsible for aligning the bank’s corporate giving goals to its broader strategic priorities and deploying $26 million in charitable investments and sponsorships from Maine to Florida.

Before that, Goss served as charitable relationship manager and community relations manager for TD from 2013 to 2018.

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

Established in 1993, the M&T Charitable Foundation supports thousands of nonprofit organizations focused on improving the quality of life for M&T’s customers, employees and neighbors in the communities the bank serves. The foundation offers financial support and other resources to a diverse range of organizations, including those that represent civic affairs, human services, education, arts and culture and health care.

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

Goss replaces Shelley Drake as the foundation’s strategic leader. Drake, who also served as the bank’s Western New York regional president, retired in March 2022 after a 50-year career with M&T.