Frieda Jacobs and Frederic Klein P’06, ’11

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Frieda Jacobs and Frederic KleinFrieda’s affection for Williams began as a child when she joined her parents and her father Stuart’s Class of 1945 pals at annual Amherst game tailgating parties. Fred became a fan when their son entered Williams in 2002. By the time their daughter graduated in 2011, Frieda and Fred had twice served as co-chairs of the Parents Fund, attended many Williams events, and hosted two Chicago area send-off parties for incoming freshmen.

Declaring themselves “truly blessed that both our kids had the opportunity to live and grow in the purple bubble,” Frieda and Fred have now elevated Williams to “family” status by leaving their own legacy to Williams. “The opportunities that our children enjoyed, on campus and off, were all made possible by the generous support of generations of loyal alumni and their families. It gives us great pleasure to be able to continue our family’s support through our estate plan, knowing that Williams will continue to provide the best liberal arts education for generations to come.”(Giftwise Fall 2012)