UNIVEST CORPORATION AWARDS $1,000 TO MONTGOMERY COUNTY-NORRISTOWN LIBRARY
Pictured (left to right): Steve
Pratt, vice president, Univest Bank and Trust Co.; Kathy
Arnold-Yerger, executive director, Montgomery County-Norristown
Public Library; Annette Szygiel, executive vice president and chief
experience officer, Univest Corporation.
August 21, 2012 - Univest Corporation awarded Montgomery
County-Norristown Public Library $1,000 for winning the second
quarter 2012 "Committed to Local" Facebook contest. Earning
more than 70% of the vote, Montgomery County-Norristown Public
Library beat out Chester County Library and Doylestown District
Library for the prize.
This contribution is part of Univest's "Committed to Local"
campaign which will invest an additional $100,000 in 2012 to
advance the missions of local nonprofit organizations focused on
youth education and wellness development. In the second quarter,
Univest supported several libraries, giving more than $15,000 to
summer reading programs and initiatives to foster literacy and
education in our local community.
"We are proud to be able to support the Montgomery
County-Norristown Library. It is truly a vibrant, bustling and
integral part of our community," said Annette Szygiel, executive
vice president and chief experience officer of Univest
Corporation. "Our "Committed to Local" program is focused on
making a difference in the lives of individuals right here in our
own neighborhoods, and we are certain this donation will do just
"We are thrilled to have won the Facebook contest, it is a true
testament to the dedication of our patrons," said Kathy
Arnold-Yerger, executive director of Montgomery County-Norristown
Library. "We appreciate the community support and thank
Univest for the opportunity to participate. The library is
busier than ever, so the funds will be put to good use."
In addition to financial contributions, Univest employees have
been involved in programs at local libraries throughout the summer
to help educate youth on financial literacy and the value of saving
early. This community involvement will continue throughout the
remainder of the year as Univest employees have pledged to
volunteer over 10,000 hours in local communities in 2012. As of
June 30, 2012, Univest has partnered with 63 nonprofit
organizations tied to youth education and wellness development and
contributed nearly $234,000.
If registered 501 (c) (3) organizations are interested in
applying for support from Univest's "Committed to Local" program
applications can be found by going to univest.net. While Univest's
"Committed to Local" initiative focuses solely on support for youth
education and wellness development, Univest's overall philanthropic
program also includes providing support to nonprofit and civic
organizations operating in the areas of arts and culture. For more
information, please contact Nicole O'Neil at 215-721-2450 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Univest Corporation
Headquartered in Souderton, Pa., Univest Corporation of
Pennsylvania(www.univest.net) and its subsidiaries serve the
financial needs of residents, businesses, and nonprofit
organizations in Bucks, Chester, Montgomery and Lehigh
counties. For more information on Univest Corporation
of Pennsylvania and its subsidiaries, please visit www.univest.net.
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