VWR International, LLC
Jun 10, 2014

The VWR Foundation Reaches Million Dollar Milestone

The Foundation celebrates distribution of more than 100 grants totaling more than $1 million

Radnor, PA - June 10, 2014 -The VWR Charitable Foundation, dedicated to giving back to the science community, celebrates a significant milestone in its mission to support science, surpassing $1 million in funds granted. The VWR Foundation exceeded this milestone on May 21st, awarding six grants to the Foundation's latest recipients, including Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative and San Diego Society of Natural History Balboa Park.

"VWR is proud to reach this exciting milestone in giving, enabling the Foundation to further its mission of funding organizations committed to scientific research, improving health and well-being and advancing science education," said Jim Bramwell, President of the VWR Foundation. "We would like to thank VWR International, LLC and its customers. For every VWR Collection product purchased from VWR International, LLC a portion of the proceeds is donated to the VWR Foundation. Because of them, we were able to support the science community."

Established in 2009, the VWR Foundation has provided over 100 grants to more than 65 organizations and programs across the globe aligned with the VWR Foundation mission. Grants provided by the VWR Foundation support a number of initiatives including funding of special exhibits at museums, hospitals, research, and specialized science curriculum in schools, universities and summer camps, among others.

Funding for these grants is generated through programs with VWR International, LLC. Non-profit organizations based in the U.S., aligned with the VWR Foundation mission are encouraged to visit the VWR Foundation website to view granting guidelines.

About the VWR Foundation

Established in 2009 by a group of associates from VWR International, LLC, 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 scientific applications; Improving health and well-being; and building greater awareness and improvement in science education. For more information about the VWR Foundation, including a grant application, please visit www.VWRfoundation.org.

About VWR International, LLC
VWR International, LLC, headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, is a global solutions provider of laboratory supplies, equipment and services with worldwide sales in excess of $4.1 billion in 2013. VWR enables the advancement of the world's most critical research by providing product and service solutions to laboratories and production facilities in the pharmaceutical, biotech, industrial, educational, governmental and healthcare industries. With over 160 years of industry experience, VWR offers a well-established network that reaches thousands of specialized labs and facilities spanning the globe. VWR has over 8,000 associates around the world working to streamline the way scientists, researchers, medical professionals and engineers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific stock and maintain their facilities. In addition, VWR further supports its customers by providing onsite services, storeroom management, product procurement, supply chain systems integration and technical services.

For more information on VWR, visit www.vwr.com.

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VWR Contact: Valerie Collado
Phone: (484) 885-9338
Email: valerie_collado@vwr.com