make a difference to

make a difference to someone

[for one choice or another] to matter to someone. The big one or the little one—does it really make a difference to anyone? It makes quite a difference to me!
See also: difference, make
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This is an outstanding opportunity to make a difference to the communities that have supported us for the past 100 years," said Steve Buster, The Mechanics Bank Chief Executive Officer.