Univest Bank and Trust Co. is pleased to announce that it has signed a multi-year agreement to become a presenting partner of Saint Joseph’s University Athletics program.
“We have always been committed to building meaningful relationships with local organizations, and our partnership with Saint Joseph’s University is especially exciting as we have the opportunity to engage with basketball fans in a fun and unique way while also sharing our financial solutions and expertise,” says Mike Keim, president at Univest Bank and Trust Co. “It’s our mission to support and educate young adults, and by partnering, we feel that, together, Univest and Saint Joseph’s can make a noteworthy impact in the community.”
The partnership with SJU athletics will have a primary focus on the basketball program. In addition, Univest will engage with the University through a number of unique programs structured to benefit the Alumni Association, as well as enriching and educating student-athletes by providing financial literacy seminars.
Having served the greater Philadelphia region for more than 140 years, Univest has an unparalleled dedication to community support, and is especially well poised to raise financial education awareness. Through their “Committed to Local” philanthropic program, Univest annually supports the Greater Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley regions with more than $1.6 million and 17,600 volunteer hours. Last year, Univest employees visited classrooms and delivered financial literacy lessons to more than 5,000 students locally.
“We are delighted that Univest has joined the Saint Joseph’s family as a corporate partner. We value their commitment to the University and to the support of our student-athletes,” said Saint Joseph’s director of athletics Don DiJulia.
Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment, the consulting entity which manages the marketing and multi-media rights on behalf of Saint Joseph’s University Athletics, facilitated the agreement.
About Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania
Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania (UVSP), including its wholly-owned subsidiary, Univest Bank and Trust Co., Member FDIC, has approximately $4.5 billion in assets and $3.4 billion in assets under management and supervision through its Wealth Management lines of business. Headquartered in Souderton, Pa. and founded in 1876, the Corporation and its subsidiaries provide a full range of financial solutions for individuals, businesses, municipalities and nonprofit 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.
About Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment
Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment LLC (VWSE), a wholly owned subsidiary of Van Wagner Group LLC, is one of the preeminent sports marketing and media sales organizations in the world. It is an acknowledged innovator in property consulting and branding solutions and a global leader in naming rights, team and venue services, high-impact visible TV signage throughout the MLB, NBA, NCAA, MLS, and internationally in soccer, advertising and sponsorships sales, premium ticketing, technology design and integration, and in-venue content production. VWSE works with more than 300 professional and college teams worldwide. VWSE assists teams, organizations and properties in creating and selling advertising; sponsorships; and media that maximize revenue potential, and helps clients develop effective and powerful customized brand campaigns.