Quakertown Music Promoters Organization Again Earns $1,000 Award from Univest Corporation


Annette Szygiel, executive vice president and chief experience officer of Univest Corporation presents $1,000 to members of the QMPO executive board, Karen Quinn, Mary Reid and Brenda Rummel and Quakertown Community High School band and chorus members.  QPMO won Univest's Caring for Kids Giveaway.


SOUDERTON, Pa., June 27, 2013 - Univest Corporation awarded Quakertown Music Promoters Organization (QMPO) $1,000 as the winner of the Caring for Kids Facebook contest.  As part of its Committed to Local philanthropic giving program, Univest hosts a contest four times each year through its Facebook page in which it asks community members to nominate local nonprofits that deserve financial assistance.  QMPO also earned the $1,000 prize in this year's first contest, the Caring for the Arts Giveaway. Through the Caring for Kids Giveaway, Univest asked the community to vote for a nonprofit organization that provides summer enrichment programs for local youth.  QMPO, which provides free summer band, choir and leadership camps, was selected as the winner after receiving the most posts on its behalf.


"We are thrilled to have again won Univest's Facebook contest.  It is a testament to the dedication of our students, parents and community members that we received the most votes," said Karen Quinn on behalf of the QMPO executive board.  "With funding being cut, it is more important now than ever to raise additional funds for music education programs.  Thank you to Univest for the donation."


"Univest is happy to present QMPO with the $1,000 prize," said Annette Szygiel, executive vice president and chief experience officer, Univest Corporation.  "Arts and education are two of the areas in which we focus our giving, so supporting QMPO is a great fit.  The group's enthusiasm and dedication to their cause is proven with their back to back contest wins."


In addition to financial contributions, which totaled more than $1.1 million in 2012, Univest is also dedicated to helping the community through community service.  In 2012, Univest employees provided more than 13,500 volunteer hours to the communities we serve in Bucks, Chester and Montgomery counties and the Lehigh Valley.


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.

The Caring for Kids Giveaway launched on June 14, 2013 and ran through June 24, 2013.  To be eligible to win the $1,000, the nonprofit group had to be a registered 501 (c) (3) organization that aligned with the Univest giving guidelines and operates somewhere in the Univest service area of Bucks, Chester and Montgomery counties and the Lehigh Valley.


About Univest Corporation

Headquartered in Souderton, Pa., Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ: UVSP) 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.


Univest Corporation's Caring for Kids Giveaway was open to all legal residents of the United States 18 years of age and older. Participants posted to the Univest Facebook page the organization they support. The winner was determined by the most  posts, and the nonprofit must also meet Univest Corporation's grant-giving standards. We requested only one organization name per post. The winning organization was contacted via phone or email. The promotion ran from 8:00 a.m. Monday, June 10, 2013 to 8:00 a.m. Monday, June 24, 2013. Univest Corporation reserves the right to modify, suspend or cancel the contest at any time. The Caring for Kids Giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook.