SOUDERTON, Pa., March 30, 2017 – Univest Bank and Trust Co. recently presented Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC ® ) of thePhiladelphia Region Inc. with a check for $14,354. The money was raised through a donation from Univest and the Adopt a Blarney fundraiser which sold plush dogsat 37 Univest financial centers across Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester and Montgomery counties and Ocean City, NJ. Univest customers and employees embraced the promotion and showed support for RMHC by purchasing more than 1,100 of the Blarneys during the month-long sale.
Pictured left to right:Chris Callahan, director of corporate development, Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House, Kate Fehlinger, CBS 3, Annette Szygiel, chief experience officer, Univest Corporation, Mike Fitzgerald, commercial banking market president, Univest Bank and Trust Co., Dana Brown, senior vice president and area manager, Univest Bank and Trust Co.
The check was presented to RMHC at its 8th Annual Change the Luck of a Child Telethon which aired live on CBS 3 andthe CW Philly on March 28, 2017. The telethon raised more than $1.2 million to support RMHC’s mission to create, find and support programs that directly improve thehealth and well-being of children.
“We were thrilled with the outpouring of support from our customers and employees during the Adopt a Blarney Fundraiser. Supporting the sale in our financial centers was a fun way to raise funds to help ‘change the luck’ of those inneed,” said Annette Szygiel, chief experience officer of Univest Corporation. “The work that Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philadelphia Region do truly makesa difference in the lives of children and families in our area.”
“We sincerely thank Univest for partnering with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philadelphia Region in the sale of Blarneys,” said Susan Campbell, executive director of the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. “Through sales at their local branches, Univest will significantly help us raise vital funds while creating much needed awareness of the work that Ronald McDonald Houses do every day to support families with seriously ill children staying in regional hospitals.”
Univest has been actively growing its support of Philadelphia nonprofits since entering the city in January 2015 and has made commitments totaling more than $350,000 to support Philadelphia nonprofit organizations over the course of 2017. Supporting the local communities it serves is a focus for Univest that plays amajor role in its expansion efforts. In 2016, Univest donated more than $1.7 million across its service area and its employees contributed 17,600 volunteer hours.
About RMHC of the Philadelphia Region, Inc.
RMHC of the Philadelphia Region, Inc. grants thousands of dollars per year to support local non-profit programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. In addition, RMHC supports four scholarship programs for high school seniors; the Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey and Delaware Ronald McDonald Houses; the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, operated by St. Christopher's Foundation for Children; and 16 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms in area hospitals. The charity receives its support from McDonald's Corporation, McDonald's Owner/Operators, corporate donors and McDonald's customers. For more information, visit www.rmhcphilly.org.
About Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania
Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania (UVSP), including its wholly-ownedsubsidiary, Univest Bank and Trust Co., Member FDIC, has approximately $4.2billion in assets and $3.2 billion in assets under management and supervisionthrough its Wealth Management lines of business. Headquartered in Souderton,Pa. and founded in 1876, the Corporation and its subsidiaries provide a fullrange of financial solutions for individuals, businesses, municipalities andnonprofit organizations in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Univest delivers these services through a network of more than 50 offices in southeastern Pennsylvania extending to the Lehigh Valley and Lancaster, as well as in New Jersey and Maryland and online at www.univest.net.