New Gifts

Andrew F. Kaminsky News & Events

Laurence Polatsch (“L.P.”) was a bright and outgoing graduate of U-M’s political science program who was working as a partner at Cantor Fitzgerald when he lost his life in the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001. His family and friends established a memorial fund in his name that has supported a multitude of opportunities in education, medicine, and research to help others lead full lives.

The Laurence Polatsch Memorial Fund recently announced its support for the work of Julie Kaplow, Ph.D., ABPP, a child clinical psychologist, assistant professor of psychiatry, and a Depression Center member. Dr. Kaplow’s work focuses on helping young children cope with the loss of a loved one, and the fund will help enable the further development and implementation of a mental health intervention program for bereaved children who are struggling excessively with their grief.