Univest Corporation - With Its Employees - Contributes $154,600 to the North Penn United Way
Janet Whitehead, chair of the Univest
fundraising committee is joined by committee members Della Ashton
and Bryce Bergey to present Sarah C. Whetstone, executive director
of the North Penn United Way, with a check for 2012's overall
contribution of $154,600.
Pictured left to right: Janet Whitehead, vice
president and assistant director of human resources, Univest; Della
Ashton, deposit operations officer, Univest; Sarah C. Whetstone,
executive director, North Penn United Way; Bryce Bergey, vice
president, institutional investments, Univest.
SOUDERTON, Pa., December 11, 2012 - In 2012,
Univest Corporation (NASDAQ: UVSP) and its employees have
contributed $154,600 to the North Penn United Way. The financial
support was raised with the help of its employees who supported the
company's annual giving campaign. Univest Corporation also
contributed financially through a sponsorship of the United Way's
Run for Your Neighbor 5K in November.
Janet Whitehead, vice president and assistant director of human
resources for Univest led the internal fundraising campaign, "At
Univest, we firmly believe in giving back to the local communities
we serve and our employees take pride in living out our commitment
to being a socially responsible company. We are proud to have so
many of our employees donate both their time and money to help make
a difference in the communities we serve."
For the 2012 campaign, Univest encouraged its employees to not
only increase monetary contributions, but to also support the
organization by participating in the United Way Day of
Caring. One hundred Univest employees volunteered at various
local nonprofits renovating buildings and parks this past
September. In addition, Univest also held an internal silent
auction with 100% of the proceeds going to the United Way.
This year, giving to the United Way saw a 21% increase over
"We are thrilled with this generous donation from Univest that
will advance our goals to ensure that all children succeed in
school, older adults remain independent and community connected,
and our community maintains a strong safety net for those in
crisis," said Sarah C. Whetstone, executive director of the North
Penn United Way. "We are thankful for the support we receive year
after year from Univest and its employees."
In July, Univest was recognized by the North Penn United Way as
the recipient of their Corporate Community Service Award. In
addition, Univest employees have pledged to volunteer 10,000 hours
to various nonprofits over the course of the year and the
Corporation has pledged to give back $1 million to the communities
it serves in 2012.
About Univest Corporation of PA
Headquartered in Souderton, Pa., Univest Corporation of
and its subsidiaries serve the financial needs of residents,
businesses and nonprofit organizations in Bucks, Chester and
Montgomery counties as well as the Lehigh Valley. For more
information on Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania and its
subsidiaries, please visit www.univest.net.