Univest Donation

28 January 2014
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

PVSD FOUNDATION RECEIVES $29,000 DONATION FROM UNIVEST TO SUPPORT TECHNOLOGY PURCHASES AT SKIPPACK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

 

COLLEGEVILLE – The PVSD Foundation is proud to announce that it recently received a $29,000 contribution from Univest Bank and Trust through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program.

The money has been designated to pay for approximately 30 devices and a cart to store the machines at Skippack Elementary School. The devices will be used by students across grade levels to access information connected to their learning in all subject areas.

“We have long admired Univest’s commitment to the communities they serve, and are proud to be able to call Univest our partner in education,” said Cindy Hickey, PVSD Foundation Acting President. “Their contribution will help the district to continue expanding its anywhere-anytime learning opportunities for students.”

The EITC program, offered through the Department of Community and Economic Development, allows tax credits to businesses that contribute to a scholarship organization, educational improvement organizations or pre-kindergarten scholarship organizations. Tax credits are equal to 75 percent of the contribution up to a maximum of $750,000 per taxable year.

Jeff Schweitzer, who is President and Chief Operating Officer for Univest, is also a parent at Skippack Elementary School.

The Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization that enhances and enriches educational opportunities for PV students through grants and scholarships to teachers. So far this year, the Foundation has supplied over $61,000 in funding to teachers of all levels for programs and technology used in the classroom.

Founded in 1876 and headquartered in Souderton, Pennsylvania, Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania and its subsidiaries serve the financial needs of residents, businesses, and nonprofit organizations throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Univest Bank and Trust Co.SM is a member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender and offers customers a full range of financial services through 31 financial service centers, 12 retirement financial services centers, and 40 ATM locations throughout the region.

 

CONTACTS: Jessica Lester, PVSD Foundation, (610) 489-8506, ext. 1142, jlester@pvsd.org; Kim Detwiler, (215) 721-8396, detwilerk@univest.net

Founded in 1876 and headquartered in Souderton, Pennsylvania, Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania and its subsidiaries serve the financial needs of residents, businesses, and nonprofit organizations throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Univest Bank and Trust Co.SM is a member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender and offers customers a full range of financial services through 31 financial service centers, 12 retirement financial services centers, and 40 ATM locations throughout the region.

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