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Fred Beans Family of Dealerships Donates $30,000 to Support the Hepatitis B Foundation's High School Enrichment Programs

DOYLESTOWN, PA (February 2017) –The Hepatitis B Foundation’s (HBF) High School Science Enrichment Program received a $30,000 donation from the Fred Beans Family of Dealerships to support its research program for outstanding high school students. Between the intensive two-week  summer program, and a year-round after-school opportunity, motivated high school students have an opportunity to work in state-of the-art research labs under the supervision of professional scientists.

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Fred Beans and Beth Beans Gilbert (center) present the $30,000 donation from the Fred Beans Family of Dealerships in support of the Hepatitis B Foundation’s High School Science Enrichment Program to Dr. Timothy Block, president of the foundation (third from left), and several of the high school students participating in the program

“The Hepatitis B Foundation, and its research arm, the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute, are committed to training the next generation of scientists," said Timothy Block, PhD, co-founder and president of both nonprofit organizations. "The generosity of the Fred Beans organization allows us to continue to offer local students the opportunity to learn about research, biotechnology, and entrepreneurship through ‘hands-on’ lab experience and interactive seminars.’

The HBF’s High School Science Enrichment Program is funded through Pennsylvania’s “Educational Improvement Tax Credit” (EITC) program, a state tax credit program that allows businesses to receive tax credits for corporate state tax dollars for donations in support of educational enrichment.

Photo Caption: Fred Beans and Beth Beans Gilbert (center) present the $30,000 donation from the Fred Beans Family of Dealerships in support of the Hepatitis B Foundation’s High School Science Enrichment Program to Dr. Timothy Block, president of the foundation  (third from left), and several of the high school students participating in the program.
    

About the Hepatitis B Foundation: The Hepatitis B Foundation is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization solely dedicated to finding a cure for hepatitis B and improving the quality of life for those affected worldwide through research, education and patient advocacy. To learn more, go to www.hepb.org, read our blog at hepb.org/blog, follow us on Twitter @HepBFoundation, find us on Facebook at facebook.com/hepbfoundation or call 215-489-4900.

 

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