RADNOR, Pa., Feb. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- During VWR's 2016 American Sales Conference, the VWR Foundation celebrated the Company's sales team by making charitable contributions in their honor. The Foundation, dedicated to giving back to the science community, will be donating a total of $100,000 across five organizations.
VWR, a leading, independent provider of laboratory products, services and solutions, supports the VWR Foundation by donating a portion of its sales of VWR Collection products in the U.S. In 2015, sales of these products raised a total of $350,000 for the VWR Foundation.
Throughout the year, the Company conducts a regional competition for its sales organization. As a part of this competition and as a way to thank the sales organization for its efforts, each winning sales team selects an organization aligned with the VWR Foundation's mission to receive a donation on its behalf.
This year's donations include $40,000 to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, $25,000 to the SickKids Foundation, $20,000 to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, $10,000 to St. Jude Children's Hospital and $5,000 to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
"We are honored to once again have the opportunity to support organizations like these and help make a difference," stated Jim Bramwell, President of the VWR Foundation. "We applaud the ongoing efforts made by members of VWR's sales team, who continue to help us reach our giving goals."
VWR will renew the VWR Collection program for 2016 and donate a portion of its U.S. VWR Collection sales to the VWR Foundation again. More details about this program are available at vwr.com.
About the VWR Foundation
Established in 2009 by a group of associates from VWR (NASDAQ: VWR), the VWR Charitable Foundation is committed to giving back to the science community. The VWR Foundation has donated more than $1.5 million dollars since its inception, supporting organizations and programs that align with its three strategic priorities: Researching for new innovation and drug discovery; improving health and well-being of those in need; and advancing science education. To find more information about the VWR Foundation, including a grant application, please visit www.VWRfoundation.org.
VWR (NASDAQ: VWR), headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, is a leading, global, independent provider of products, services and solutions to laboratory and production facilities. With sales in excess of $4.3 billion in 2014, VWR enables science for customers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, industrial, education, government and healthcare industries. With more than 160 years of experience, VWR has cultivated a value proposition delivering product choice, operational excellence and differentiated services to improve our customers' productivity from research to production. VWR's differentiated services provide innovative, flexible and customized solutions from scientific research services to custom-manufactured chemical blends. Our dedicated team of more than 8,500 associates is focused on supporting scientists, medical professionals and production engineers to achieve their goals.
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