Fred Jacobs Endowed Fellowship Fund

For nearly 40 years, The Carlson School’s Master of Business Taxation (MBT) program has built a reputation as one of the top graduate tax programs in the nation. Its 1,000+ alumni are influencing some of the world’s largest companies and firms, with many holding top positions as senior corporate tax executives and managing tax partners. While much has changed since MBT offered its first classes in 1978, a single common denominator links much of the program’s history and distinguished alumni: Professor Fred Jacobs.  

Fred JacobsFred Jacobs is more than just the founder of the MBT program. He is a trusted advisor, mentor, and friend to countless alumni, faculty, and program staff. His influence on the tax industry and individual careers has made him one of the most important faculty members in the Carlson School’s history. In honor of Fred’s substantial contributions to the lives of many, the Carlson School is seeking $1 million in gifts from MBT alumni to establish the Fred Jacobs Endowed Fellowship Fund. This endowed fund will enable the Carlson School to recruit and support the best and brightest MBT students and ensure that Fred’s passion for learning continues to be shared with students far into the future. In turn, future award recipients will forever be known as Fred Jacobs Fellows, the most distinguished award an MBT student can receive.  

This endowed fund will further solidify the MBT Program as one of the leading graduate tax programs in the world while paying a fitting tribute to the man who started it all.  

The Fred Jacobs Endowed Fellowship Fund at a glance:
Desired principal: $1,000,000
Annual payout: $45,000
Annual impact: 10-15 partial fellowships
Annual student impact: $5,000 scholarship




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