VWR International, LLC
Aug 31, 2016

The VWR Foundation Gives Back to the Science Community with Over $100,000 in Grants

RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The VWR Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to giving back to the science community, approved 12 grants totaling over $100,000 during its August meeting. These grants support organizations and programs that are in alignment with the Foundation's three strategic priorities - research, health and well-being, and science education.

Among these included a $25,000 Legacy Grant to the West Virginia State University Foundation in response to severe flooding that destroyed Herbert Hoover High School, Richwood Middle School and Summersville Middle School in West Virginia. The grant dollars will be used to rebuild the science program at these schools by replacing furniture, equipment and supplies lost due to damage sustained from the flooding.

Mike Fultz, an Associate Professor of Chemistry at West Virginia State University, is dedicated to ensuring science is restored at these schools and has been helping to collect donations toward this cause. "With the help of the VWR Foundation, students throughout the Clendenin, WV area will receive a strong STEM education experience," said Fultz. "The laboratory experiences these students receive will help them become the future STEM leaders of tomorrow. We would not have been able to rebuild the science labs nearly as fast without the Foundation's help. Generations of students, the schools, and the region owe a debt of gratitude to the generosity of the VWR Foundation."

The VWR Foundation also awarded the following organizations with Founders Grants during the third quarter meeting:

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: 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
Valerie Collado, 484-885-9338
valerie_collado@vwr.com

Source: VWR Foundation

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