updated 12/29/2010 11:46:11 AM ET 2010-12-29T16:46:11

WILMINGTON, Del., Dec. 29, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WSFS Financial Corporation (Nasdaq:WSFS), the parent company of WSFS Bank, today announced that it made charitable donations to local charities over this holiday season including toys for children at area hospitals, The Food Bank of Delaware, Special Olympics Delaware and Ministry of Caring Inc.

Bayhealth's Women's and Children's Services Milford Campus Staff pictured from left to right standing:Carol Buckley, RN; Sarah Beebe, RN; Jennifer Novack, MSN, RN, APN; Carolyn Theim, WSFS Bank; Stephanie Heist, WSFS Bank; Kristi Hunt, unit secretary; Lauren Griffin-Walls, RNC-OB, BSN; Leigh Woodin, CNA; Kneeling: Laura Mills, RN-CPN and Karen Kelly, RNC-OB, MSN Nurse Manager.




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For the second year in a row, the WSFS Holiday Stocking Promotion took place at all WSFS branch locations. A customer at each of WSFS branches entered to win a six foot stocking stuffed with toys. In addition, 35 stockings were donated to the pediatric divisions of local hospitals. In Pennsylvania, stockings were given to The Chester County Hospital. In Sussex County, stockings were given to Beebe Medical Center and Bayhealth Medical Center at Milford Memorial Hospital. In Kent County, stockings were given to Bayhealth Medical Center at Kent General Hospital and in New Castle County, stockings were given to Christiana Care Health System and Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.

In lieu of holiday gifts, WSFS Bank made a donation on behalf of its Commercial Banking clients to The Food Bank of Delaware in both Newark and Milford, Delaware. A donation was also made on behalf of the WSFS Board of Directors to Special Olympics Delaware and WSFS Associates collected clothing, toys and other necessities to give to the Ministry of Caring Child Care Center.

"WSFS takes great pride in supporting our local communities, especially during these economic times where there is an even stronger need over the holiday season," said Michael D. Skipper, WSFS Vice President and Community Development Manager.

About WSFS Financial Corporation

WSFS Financial Corporation is a $3.8 billion financial services company. Its primary subsidiary, Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB (WSFS Bank), is Delaware's oldest, locally-managed bank and trust company headquartered in Delaware and has $7 billion in assets under management or administration. WSFS operates 42 banking offices located in Delaware (35), Pennsylvania (5), Virginia (1) and Nevada (1) and provides comprehensive financial services including commercial banking, retail banking and wealth management through its Christiana Trust division. Other subsidiaries or divisions include WSFS Investment Group, Inc., Cypress Capital Management, LLC and Cash Connect, a leading provider of ATM vault cash in North America. Serving the Delaware Valley since 1832, WSFS is one of the ten oldest banks in the United States continuously operating under the same name. For more information, please visit www.wsfsbank.com .

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CONTACT:  WSFS Financial Corporation
          Media Contact: 
          Stephanie A. Heist
          (302) 571-5259
          sheist@wsfsbank.com

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