Yesterday was a really special day for my wife, Barbara, and I where an important decision we made for our futures and the futures of many others was announced. We are pleased to share that we have made an estate commitment of $2.5 million to the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in hopes of seeing the school fortified and growing long beyond the time we are here.
Building bikes is indeed a deep passion of mine, an incredible channel of creative expression, but of even greater significance in my core is a love for animals. Barbara & I are both avid animal lovers and we also know how hard it can be for the wonderful people who train to help them clear up debts and start their practice upon graduation but we hope this choice can make some part of that transition easier.
We had an excellent time on the campus in Columbia, MO yesterday and you can see some photos from the announcement above!
Another special contribution that I’m excited to make to the College–but far more immediately!–is the donation of this custom-built chopper motorcycle that I completed in the fall of 2013 to be raffled off at their Gentle Doctor Benefit fundraiser on April 5th this year.
Ready to buy a ticket? Get it here!
Anyone can purchase a ticket for the raffle even if you cannot attend the actual event. You can really kill 2 birds with one stone here: feed your need for speed by purchasing a ticket for this raffle bike that I’m very, very proud of AND know that no matter what, your money is going to the great cause of supporting the MU College of Veterinary Medicine’s scholarship fund.
Help send students to school to be able to help make life better for the animals we love by buying a ticket!
See the full announcement from yesterday:
And check go like the MU College of Veterinary Medicine on Facebook!