C Foy MT Bank
Colleen Foy for MT Bank 2020 Winner
C Foy MT Bank
Colleen Foy for MT Bank 2020 Winner

Colleen Foy on behalf of M&T Bank

Young Audiences Arts for Learning NJ & Eastern PA — Corporate Philanthropy Award

Colleen A. Foy

Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager

M&T Bank

Colleen Foy is a commercial real estate professional currently serving as Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager at M&T Bank, Princeton, NJ.  Her role includes business development, relationship management and peer mentorship. She was appointed to M&T’s President’s Council for recognition of superior performance and results. Upon joining M&T, Colleen successfully advocated and achieved an annual corporate sponsorship of Habitat for Humanity, Ozanam Family Shelter and Young Audiences of Eastern PA and NJ.  She is currently leads the NJ Chapter of M&T’s Women’s Interest Network. She previously served as the President of the New Jersey chapter of the Real Estate Lenders Association, an education and networking organization for commercial real estate lending professionals. Colleen was a recipient of NJ BIZ 2019 Best 50 Women in Business Award recognizing professional achievement, community involvement and advocacy for women. Colleen also currently serves as Treasurer and Trustee on the Board of Young Audiences.

Colleen and her husband, Todd, a Latin teacher at Princeton Day School for the past 30 years, are the parents to three children. Ms. Foy earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters  Degree in Real Estate Investment and Development from New York University.

The Governor’s Awards in Arts Education began in 1980 to promote awareness and appreciation of the arts, recognizing the creativity, talent and leadership of the award winners. Each year, awards are presented to approximately 20 educators and 80 students. National and statewide organizations select the students for their exemplary work in creative writing, speech, dance, music, theatre and visual arts and the leaders for their exceptional commitment and contribution to arts education. The program also recognizes arts educators and arts education advocates, whose leadership has helped nurture the development of students in the arts across the state.

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The Governor’s Awards event is a partnership of the Arts Ed NJ, the Department of Education, Art Pride New Jersey Foundation, the Department of State and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Additional support is provided by: the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics; Art Educators of New Jersey; Art Administrators of New Jersey; Dance New Jersey; New Jersey Council of Teachers of English; New Jersey Speech and Debate League; New Jersey Music Educators Association; New Jersey Performing Arts Center; Writer's Theatre of New Jersey; Speech and Theatre Association of New Jersey; New Jersey Thespians and Young Audiences of New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. The cooperating organizations, award sponsors and individual members of the planning council dedicate their time to make sure that excellence in the arts is rewarded, and work tirelessly throughout the year to plan this special event. The Governor's Awards in Arts Education ceremony are a major collaborative effort of the arts, education and state government.