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 2011.


"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 Pennsylvania (www.univest.net) 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.