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

, 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:

  • Boy Scouts of America, St. Louis, MO
  • Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Chicago, IL
  • Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, La Jolla, CA
  • Expanding Your Horizons of San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & New Jersey, Philadelphia, PA
  • Josephinum Academy, Chicago, IL
  • Let’s Go Boys & Girls, Annapolis, MD
  • Lockwood Elementary School, Lockwood, MT
  • Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL
  • Steppingstone Scholars, Philadelphia, PA
  • Tiger Woods Foundation, Irvine, CA

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 $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


VWR Foundation
Valerie Collado, 484-885-9338