RADNOR, PA, September 27, 2012 - VWR International, LLC, announced today that its corporate foundation, the VWR Foundation, granted over $200,000 to date in 2012, supporting organizations and initiatives committed to scientific research and education, as well as health and well being . This year the VWR Foundation supports a diverse group of organizations dedicated to bringing advancements, training, and knowledge to their communities and beyond.
"Every year, the VWR Foundation strives to better its support of the science community and to date, we have already doubled the dollars we gave in 2011," stated Jim Bramwell, President of the VWR Foundation. "We also continue to look for organizations that embody our mission as we feel it is our responsibility to give back to the communities where we live and work on a daily basis."
Upholding the Foundation's commitment to science education, the Foundation has awarded funds to numerous organizations with a focus in science education, including Junior Achievement of Delaware Inc., an organization that inspires and prepares young people to succeed locally and in the global economy through work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy.
Also receiving a grant is the Moorseville, Indiana-based JRSI Foundation Inc, a foundation dedicated to advancing hip and knee replacement procedures for patients suffering from debilitating arthritis and associated disorders. The grant will fund JRSI's student internship program in the investigation of clinical biomechanics and orthopedic surgery for the improvement in long-term treatment of arthritis-associated disorders.
Maintaining true to its mission of supporting health and well-being initiatives, the VWR Foundation granted funds to the Professionals Analyzing Pap Smears Inc. of Redlands, CA, an organization devoted to establishing self-sustaining Cervical and Breast Cancer Screening Clinics in developing countries and underserved areas. Their clinics make these services accessible and affordable to all women regardless of social or economic status.
Other organizations receiving grants from the VWR Foundation in 2012 include Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School, Academy of Natural Sciences and Scripps Research Institute. If you know an organization that may be aligned with the VWR Foundation mission, please have them visit our website at www.VWRfoundation.org.
About VWR Foundation
The VWR Charitable Foundation was established in January 2009 by a group of VWR International, LLC associates with its missions focused on research, science education, health and well-being. In July 2009, the VWR Foundation distributed its first grant. More information about the VWR Foundation, including a grant application can be found at www.VWRfoundation.org.