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
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
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
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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