SANATOGA PA – The annual Pennsylvania Division Citation Award of the American Cancer Society was presented this month (February 2011) to National Penn Bancshares Inc., which operates banking branch offices in Sanatoga, Royersford and Pottstown PA, to recognize financial support it provided during the society’s 2010 Daffodil Days fund-raising campaign.
Last year marked the first time National Penn participated in Daffodil Days at a corporate level, the society announced. Banks in all five of the company’s regions supported the effort, resulting in donations of more than $11,000. Citation award winners are nominated and selected by American Cancer Society employees across its 12 divisions statewide.
The society “values what a great community partner we have in National Penn,” said Erik McGahey, its East Region income development director. The bank plans Daffodil Days participation again this spring, he said.
Daffodil Days is the organization’s oldest and most-recognized fund-raising program. The three-month promotional campaign involves the sale of daffodils, which are delivered in March by volunteers. During the past 14 years, Daffodil Days has raised nearly $240 million nationwide.