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Co-founder of Taco Bell's parent company gives $21 million to Mizzou's journalism school


"ST. LOUIS • University of Missouri-Columbia leaders celebrated a $21.6 million gift to the journalism school Friday — the sixth-largest donation in the flagship campus’ history according to campus leaders. The massive gift comes from David Novak, a co-founder and recently retired chief executive for Yum! Brands, the umbrella company for Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut."

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David Novak was the chairman and chief executive officer of YUM! Brands Inc. from 1999 until 2016. In 2016, Novak launched OGO (O Great One!) Enterprises, the "world's first recognition brand" on a mission to convince people of the usefulness of recognizing what others have done and close what he has dubbed the "global recognition deficit."

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