According to Univest's website, the Souderton-based financial firm recently awarded a $1000 prize to the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library as part of its "Committed to Local" Facebook contest. Norristown reportedly beat out Chester County and Doylestown libraries with more than 70% of the vote carried out on Facebook.
Univest's "Committed to Local" campaign was designed to invest an additional $100,000 to local nonprofits focused on education and wellness this year. In the second quarter alone, Univest reported it has supported several libraries with more than $15,000 to summer reading programs and initiatives to foster literacy and education in local communities.
"We are proud to be able to support the Montgomery County-Norristown Library. It is truly a vibrant, bustling and integral part of our community," said Annette Szygiel, executive vice president and chief experience officer of Univest Corporation, on the company's website. "Our 'Committed to Local' program is focused on making a difference in the lives of individuals right here in our own neighborhoods, and we are certain this donation will do just that."
"We are thrilled to have won the Facebook contest, it is a true testament to the dedication of our patrons," said Kathy Arnold-Yerger, executive director of Montgomery County-Norristown Library. "We appreciate the community support and thank Univest for the opportunity to participate. The library is busier than ever, so the funds will be put to good use."
Read more about Univest and its "Committed to Local" program here.