May 16, 2014
We mourn the death of Michael P. Pinto, our trustee, donor and friend.
Even in the midst of the many extraordinary friends that BCF can boast, we have rarely known as thoughtful, generous and wonderfully humorous a person as Mike. Mike had a way of asking the right questions—tough questions—while always maintaining great sensitivity to and respect for all.
Before his death, Mike Pinto served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of M&T Bank Corporation. M&T's Chairman and CEO, Robert G. Wilmers described his colleague by saying, “Throughout his tenure, Mike has been both a conscience and a compass, helping to instill the values that define who we are and what we do, while playing a leading role in charting the course of the bank's strategic direction."
Here at BCF, we will miss Mike’s keen intellect, valuable insights and high standards as a member of our Budget and Finance Committee as well as a member of our Board of Trustees. But most of all, we will miss Mike Pinto, the person we were privileged to call a friend.