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 behalf.


"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 music students."


"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 Valley.


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.


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.