University mourns and remembers Jacob Kaufmann


July 28, 2016

Marquette University mourns the sudden loss of one of our College of Business Administration students, Jacob “Jake” Kaufmann, who died unexpectedly in late July. Jake would have started his senior year on campus this fall. While he left our Marquette family far too soon, we come together as a community and honor his memory and legacy.

Jake was a gifted scholar who was dual majoring in Accounting and Finance and was active in our Applied Investment Management program. The recipient of Marquette’s Ignatius Scholarship, Jake was fluent in Spanish and enjoyed traveling, scuba diving and mountain biking. He was also a member of Marquette’s water ski and fishing clubs. Jake volunteered with Journey House and was a member of the Financial Management Association and Investment Club.

It is clear that Jake will be deeply missed. Our university leadership team and Jesuit staff are working with Jake’s parents to offer our support and provide every available resource for them. Please keep Jake’s parents, family and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this incredibly difficult time.

Jacob's family expressed wishes that gifts made in memory of Jacob be directed to the Marquette University AIM Program.

To give online:

  1. Visit
  2. For designation, use drop-down menu and choose “Other”
  3. Type in AIM Program
  4. Be sure to complete Tribute Information

Checks can be made out to Marquette University AIM Program.

Designate “In memory of Jacob Kaufmann” in the memo.
Mail check to:
Marquette University
P.O. Box 1881 Milwaukee, WI