Bruce Jacobson '66 has fond memories of his six years at Breck. Coincidentally enough, in the winter months his St. Paul home boasts a fairly clear view of the River Road campus he attended, so it's especially fortunate that his experience was a positive one.
Now retired from practicing medicine, Bruce and his wife Ann Morrissey took a careful approach to estate planning a few years ago. "I got some books, talked to friends and relatives and interviewed three attorneys," he says, "before I found the right person and the right advice." He and Ann feel strongly about making their wishes known and keeping their wills up-to-date. "No one really likes to think about it," Bruce observes. "It was hard to get started, but we worked together and feel confident that we can help support our favorite charities as well as family members."
What makes Breck one of those favorites? "As I look back, I'm probably most impressed by all those wonderful dedicated teachers," he recalls, citing Charles Krenz, Mike Uram, John Nelson and Dick Yonker—all of whom influenced him with their passion, enthusiasm and ability to make their subjects come to life.
"It was a troublesome time," Bruce says of the '60s, "but my classmates were surprisingly good at supporting each other."
After Breck, Bruce went on to college at Carleton and medical school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He then practiced internal medicine in Minneapolis and continued his association with Breck as a member of the alumni council in the 1970s, finding time for his passion for outdoor activities, especially cross-country skiing.
"I'm impressed by today's Breck," Bruce says. "It's different from the school I attended but it's a wonderful academic institution. I've been a longtime supporter of the Annual Fund, and it's a good feeling to know that I've made provisions to remember Breck in my estate plan as well."