Barry M. Klein was an unabashed fan of Oakland University. He was a devoted alumnus, a steadfast supporter and an unwavering advocate for the university. With his passing on January 18, 2020, Oakland University lost a generous and loyal friend. As a final act of support, Klein made a transformative gift through his estate which, in part, has established the Barry M. Klein Center for Culture and Globalization. His legacy and vision will elevate OU’s standing in the international academic community and contribute to a more complete understanding of the social and cultural forces that impact contemporary global issues.

Barry M. Klein

Changing Lives Through Philanthropy

In 2003, Klein made an initial bequest gift commitment through his estate. Today, and thanks to his considerable success, the estate was able to make an additional multimillion-dollar gift that will further grow the George R. and Helen Klein Memorial Scholarship and…

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