WILMINGTON, Del., April 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WSFS Financial Corporation (Nasdaq:WSFS), the parent company of WSFS Bank, today announced it was awarded "Outstanding Service by a Major Company" by the Jefferson Awards for Public Service during the inaugural "Salute to Service in Delaware" luncheon held at the Hotel duPont on April 22, 2013. The event was attended by more than 270 local business professionals, community leaders and elected officials.
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The Jefferson Awards for Public Service are a prestigious national recognition system honoring community and public service in America at both the national and local level. The organization was founded in 1972 by Senator Robert Taft Jr., Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Sam Beard to create a Nobel Prize for public service. Today the organization's primary purpose is to emphasize a "Call to Action for Volunteers" in local communities.
WSFS was anonymously nominated for the award and WSFS President and Chief Executive Officer, Mark A. Turner, accepted the award on behalf of the bank. Mr. Turner said, "We are extremely humbled and honored to be recognized with the Jefferson Award. WSFS' Mission is 'We Stand For Service' and that service is applied directly into the many homes, schools, hospitals, service agencies and other worthy causes, thanks to the hundreds of WSFS Associates that volunteer their time and energy with a heartfelt passion for making a positive impact in our communities."
About WSFS Financial Corporation
WSFS Financial Corporation is a multi-billion dollar financial services company. Its primary subsidiary, WSFS Bank, is the oldest, locally-managed bank and trust company headquartered in Delaware with $4.4 billion in assets on its balance sheet and $17.0 billion in fiduciary assets, including approximately $1.1 billion in assets under management. WSFS operates from 51 offices located in Delaware (42), Pennsylvania (7), Virginia (1) and Nevada (1) and provides comprehensive financial services including commercial banking, retail banking and trust and wealth management. Other subsidiaries or divisions include Christiana Trust, WSFS Investment Group, Inc., Cypress Capital Management, LLC and Cash Connect®. Serving the Delaware Valley since 1832, WSFS is the seventh oldest bank in the United States continuously operating under the same name. For more information, please visit www.wsfsbank.com.
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