Remembering Herbert Klein, Who Supported Rutgers in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Herber Klein

Herbert C. Klein, an alumnus who donated more than $5 million to launch a transformative new center at Rutgers dedicated to bringing new ideas and approaches to understand and eradicate Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, died on November 24. He was 93.

The former U.S. congressman made the gift in memory of his wife, Jacqueline Krieger Klein, who died in 2017 after battling Alzheimer’s disease, which affects 6.5 million Americans and about 190,000 people over the age of 65 in New Jersey. The Herbert and Jacqueline Krieger Klein Alzheimer’s and Dementia Clinical Research and Treatment Center opened this fall at Rutgers.

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