Univest Corporation Awards $1,000 to Quakertown Music Promoters Organization
SOUDERTON, Pa., March 28, 2013 - Univest
Corporation awarded Quakertown Music Promoters Organization (QMPO)
$1,000 as the winner of the Caring for the Arts 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.
Through the Caring for the Arts Giveaway, Univest asked the
community to vote for a deserving, local, nonprofit, arts
organization. QMPO, which strives to enrich the music
experience of students in the Quakertown Community School District,
was selected as the winner after receiving the most posts on its
"We are so excited to have 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. "We thank
Univest for the opportunity to earn the $1,000. It will be
put to good use supporting the Quakertown Community High School
"Univest is proud to be able to award such a worthwhile group
with the $1,000 prize," said Kim Detwiler, senior vice president
and director of corporate communications, Univest
Corporation. "Arts and education are two of the areas in
which we focus our giving, so supporting QMPO is a great fit.
We look forward to supporting a variety of causes throughout the
year through Committed to Local."
In addition to financial contributions, which totaled more than
$1.1 million in 2012, Univest was 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 the Arts Giveaway launched on March 8, 2013 and
ran through March 25, 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
About Univest Corporation
Headquartered in Souderton, Pa., Univest Corporation of
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
Univest Corporation's Caring for the Arts Giveaway was open
to all legal residents of the United States who are 18 years of age
and older. Participants may post to the Univest Facebook page the
organization they support. The winner was determined by the most
posts, and the nonprofit must also had to meet Univest
Corporation's grant-giving standards. We request only one
organization name per post. The winning organization will be
contacted via phone or email. The promotion runs from 8:00 a.m.
Monday, March 8, 2013 to 8:00 a.m. Monday, March 25, 2013. In the
event a winning organization cannot be reached and/or does not
respond by 5:00 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2013, they forfeit the grant
to a new randomly selected group. Univest Corporation is not
responsible for the
organization's availability or non-response. Univest Corporation
reserves the right to modify, suspend or cancel the contest at any
time. The Caring for the Arts Giveaway is in no way sponsored,
endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook.