RADNOR, Pa., Jan. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- During VWR's 2017 Americas 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 11 organizations in honor of key members of the VWR Sales team.
VWR, the leading global independent provider of product and service solutions to laboratory and production customers, supports the VWR Foundation by donating a portion of its VWR Collection product sales in the U.S. to the VWR Foundation. In 2016, sales of these products raised $350,000 for the VWR Foundation.
"The VWR Foundation is grateful for the continued support of VWR and its Sales organization to raise awareness and dollars to enable science," stated Valerie Cucinotta Collado, President of the VWR Foundation. "The Foundation is honored to celebrate their efforts!"
Throughout the year, the Company conducts a competition between its Americas sales regions to determine the top sellers of the VWR Collection products. As part of this competition, the VWR Foundation makes a donation in the winners' honor. Quarterly and Regional winners are able to select an organization aligned to the VWR Foundation mission to receive this donation.
The 2016 winners selected the following organizations to receive contributions:
- American Cancer Society
- Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
- Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
- Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
- Gloucester County Special Services Education Foundation
- The Museum of Science and Industry
- Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey
- SickKids Foundation
- Science Olympiad
- SciTech Hands On Museum
- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
VWR will continue to donate a portion of its U.S. VWR Collection sales to the VWR Foundation in 2017. More details about this program are available at vwrfoundation.org.
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 $2 million dollars since its inception, supporting organizations and programs that align with its three strategic priorities: research for new innovation and scientific applications; improving health and well-being; and building greater awareness and improvement in science education. To find more information about the VWR Foundation, including a grant application, please visit http://www.vwrfoundation.org.
VWR Foundation Media Contact:
Phone: (484) 885-9338
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SOURCE The VWR Foundation