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      Enterprise gives $2 million gift to the University of Missouri

      The charitable organization of the worldâ??s largest car rental company gave an unrestricted $2 million gift to Mizzou.The owners of Enterprise Rent-a-Car want MU faculty, staff and students to use the money for important sustainability research.During a ceremony at Mizzouâ??s Reynolds Alumni Center, Enterprise Rent-a-Car owners announced their $2 million gift immediately pays for student scholarships and environmental research.

      Enterprise Holdings Executive Director Carolyn Kindle said, â??We view our participation in this development campaign as an investment that will benefit not only the students and the University, but every person, institution and company like ours that is touched by Mizzou.â??

      MU administrators said the $2 million gift cements a partnership with Enterprise Rent-a-Car as the company employs more than 600 MU alumni.

      MU Chancellor Dr. Brady Deaton said, â??We are truly looking to this fundamental aspect of sustainability, globally, in all that we are doing here at the University of Missouri.â??

      Mizzouâ??s sustainability research includes work at the MU Research Reactor, the MU biomass power plant and education programs in nuclear and other kinds of energy.

      St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings operates the largest fleet of vehicles in the world through a global network of more than 8,200 airport and neighborhood locations.