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Enterprise Rent-A-Car donates $2 million to MU

On Tuesday,the owners of Enterprise Rent-A-Car donated$2millionto the University of Missouri.

Theuniversity hasdecided to use the money as an endowment for their sustainable energy programs.

More MU alumni work at Enterprise than any otheruniversityin theworld. The company employsmore than 600 graduates and three top executives are graduates.

It’s these ties and the research that encouraged the company to donate the money.

Chancellor Brady Deaton said the money will go straight to benefiting research, education and programs that look into keeping the quality of the environment.

Vice president and executive director of Enterprise HoldingsFoundation,CarolynKindle,had no reservations about the new partnership.

“I think it’s a great fit. Obviously the larger our corporation getsandthe more cars we put on the road any opportunity we have to look for sustainable energy sources we definitely want to bea partof that,” Kindle said.

The sustainable energy program finds alternative energy sources that don’t harm the world around us.

The work encompasses seven different aspects of the “Mizzou Advantage,” which looks at the cultural and social consequences of energy use and production.

“We view our participation in this development campaign as an investment that will benefit not only the student and the university, but every person, institution and company likeours,”said Kindle.

Deaton said he believes this donation showsEnterprise’s confidence in theuniversity’sresearch.

Kindle hopes the$2milliongift will truly make a difference.

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