RADNOR, Pa., Jan. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The VWR Foundation celebrated the VWR salesforce at the Company's 2018 Americas Sales Conference. The Foundation, which is dedicated to giving back to the science community, will be donating $50,000 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
VWR, acquired by Avantor in 2017 as a wholly-owned subsidiary and leading global 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 2017, sales of these products raised $350,000 for the VWR Foundation.
"VWR, its Sales Representatives and its customers help make a difference every time they sell/buy a VWR Collection product," stated Valerie Cucinotta Collado, President of the VWR Foundation. "The VWR Collection program funds the VWR Foundation so it can continue to distribute grants to worthy non-profit organizations dedicated to science. This donation is our way of saying thank you to the Sales team for making this happen."
The VWR Foundation selected ten potential organizations aligned with its three strategic priorities of research, health and well-being, and education. During the conference, VWR's Sales team members were given the opportunity to vote on which organization they wanted to support. Out of ten organizations, the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital was chosen, receiving over 40% of the votes.
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 $3 million 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.
Acquired by Avantor in 2017 as a wholly-owned subsidiary, VWR serves as a leading global provider of product and service solutions to laboratory and production customers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, industrial, education, government and healthcare industries. The combined company is a trusted end-to-end partner to customers and suppliers from discovery to delivery. With operations in more than 30 countries and a diverse portfolio that includes more than four million branded and manufactured products, we enable customer success through innovation, cGMP manufacturing and comprehensive service offerings. Collectively, we set science in motion to create a better world. For more information visit www.settingscienceinmotion.com or vwr.com.
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