RADNOR, Pa., Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- During VWR's (Nasdaq: VWR) annual Americas Sales Conference, the VWR Charitable Foundation made significant charitable contributions in honor of the Company's sales force. The Foundation, dedicated to giving back to the science community, announced it was donating a total of $100,000 to two organizations.
VWR, a leading, independent provider of laboratory products, services and solutions, supports the VWR Foundation by donating a portion of the sales every time a customer purchases VWR Collection products in the U.S. In 2014, sales of these products raised a total of $350,000 for the VWR Foundation.
As a thank you to the top four selling regions of the VWR Collection products, the Foundation made a donation in their honor. Each region selected an organization that was aligned with the VWR Foundation mission of supporting research, health and well-being and science education.
The recipients of the donations are St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for $90,000 and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for $10,000.
"We are excited to have a charitable program that actively engages both VWR's Sales organization and its customers in making a difference," stated Jim Bramwell, President of the VWR Foundation. "Our entire organization is proud of our continued contribution since the Foundation's inception in 2009."
VWR has renewed the VWR Collection program for 2015 and will be donating a portion of the U.S. VWR Collection sales to the VWR Foundation. More details about this program are available at vwr.com.
About the VWR Foundation
Established in 2009 by a group of associates from VWR, the VWR Charitable Foundation is committed to giving back to the science community. The VWR Foundation has donated more than one million dollars since inception, supporting organizations and programs that align with its three strategic priorities: Research for new innovation and drug discovery; Improving health and well-being to those in need; and advancing science education. For more information about the VWR Foundation, including a grant application, please visit www.VWRfoundation.org.
VWR (NASDAQ: VWR), headquartered in Radnor, PA, is a leading, independent provider of laboratory products, services and solutions with worldwide sales in excess of $4.1 billion in 2013. VWR enables science in laboratory and production facilities in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, industrial, education, government and healthcare industries. With more than 160 years of experience, VWR offers a well-established network that reaches thousands of specialized laboratories and facilities spanning the globe. VWR has more than 8,500 associates working to streamline the way scientists, medical professionals and production engineers stock and manage their businesses. In addition, VWR supports its customers by providing other value-added service offerings, research support, laboratory services and operations services.