St. Louis couple donates $2.5M to MU vet school

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A St. Louis couple has pledged a $2.5 million donation to the University of Missouri's veterinary school.

Gary Savill and his wife Barbara Stampfli-Savill own Silver Wraith Choppers, a custom motorcycle business in Ballwin. Neither has a previous connection to the university or its College of Veterinary Medicine.

The university says the gift will be used to create an endowment to provide partial scholarships for veterinary students. Scholarship recipients will be required to perform at least 120 hours of animal-related community and volunteer service annually.

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