Univest Corporation Launches Second Quarter “Committed to Local” Contest on Facebook; Winning Library to Receive $1,000 Donation

SOUDERTON, Pa., July 5, 2012 - Univest Corporation today announced the second quarter 2012 "Committed to Local" Facebook contest.  As part of a focus on supporting summer educational opportunities, Univest has selected three local libraries to compete for the $1,000 donation: Chester County Library and DistrictCenterin Exton, Doylestown District Library and Montgomery County-Norristown Library.  Individuals can show support for their local library by visiting the Univest corporate Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/UnivestCorporation and voting for their favorite. The poll will run through July 20 and the library with the most votes will receive $1,000 from Univest. 

 These quarterly contributions are part of Univest's pledge to provide more than a million dollars to local non-profit organizations in 2012.  In addition to financial contributions, Univest employees will be involved in programs throughout the summer, helping educate youth on financial literacy and teaching the value of saving early.  Special events will be held at North Wales Library on July 24 and the Upper Perkiomen Library on August 7.

 The winner of the first quarter "Committed to Local" contest wasBucksCountyCommunity College, beating outMontgomeryCountyCommunity CollegeandLehighCarbonCountyCommunity Collegefor the $1,000 prize.

"Through our "Committed to Local" program, Univest is focused on making a difference in the lives of individuals right here in our own neighborhoods," said William S. Aichele, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Univest Corporation. "This quarter, we focused a portion of our support on libraries and other organizations that provide educational opportunities that entertain and enlighten youth during summer break. We realize this is a difficult time for funding for these organizations and wanted to do our part to make a difference both through financial support and involvement."

In addition to giving financially through the "Committed to Local" initiative, Univest employees have pledged to volunteer over 10,000 hours this year in local communities.

 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.

 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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