The Names on the Plaque

Paul Nalewajk News & Events

From Alumni Association of the University of Michigan Twenty years have passed since Sept. 11, but the lives of those lost will never be forgotten. In remembrance of those alumni, we share their stories. On Sept. 11, 2001, the fall term had just begun at U-M. Students were still settling into classes and residence halls, still acquainting themselves with professors …

2021 Laurence Polatsch Memorial Golf Tournament

jferezy News & Events

While it is hard to believe that 20 years have passed since we have last seen Laurence, none of us have forgotten him or his amazing impact on us and the world. Please join us in remembering Laurence and celebrating our lives after a very difficult year. Let’s create new memories while sharing stories about LP and his spirit. This …

Cancellation of the 2020 Laurence Polatsch Memorial Concert

Andrew F. Kaminsky News & Events

Due to the Coronavirus, Garcia’s and The Capitol Theatre have to cancel our event.  Andrew will be in touch with everyone who made a donation or bought tickets shortly.  We are hoping to schedule another event later this year once things return to normal.  We will still be honoring Ian Horowitz’s fight against esophageal cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering with …

The Laurence Polatsch Memorial Concert with Sheryl Crow

Andrew F. Kaminsky News & Events

We hope you can join us at Garcia’s at the historic Capitol Theatre for food, drinks and to share stories and memories of Laurence while creating new ones around his spirit. We know it will be a great night and hope you can join us. In support of Ian Horowitz’s fight against esophageal cancer, proceeds from this event will support …

Sheryl Crow at The Capitol Theatre

Andrew F. Kaminsky News & Events

The Healing Power of Hospital Dogs

Andrew F. Kaminsky News & Events

Two new full-time hospital dogs at U-M are calming nervous patients and bringing smiles to visitors and staff. Read the full article, click here. Click here to view Michigan’s New Therapy Dogs Look to Spread Joy in the Hospital

One Very Public Death Summons Up Another

Andrew F. Kaminsky News & Events

From: Jewish Exponent By Bryan Schwartzman – January 14, 2013 During my Bar Mitzvah, I looked up from my prayerbook exactly twice. Once, I peaked to see whether a certain eighth-grade girl I’d invited showed up. (She had, but I was too shy to ask her to dance later.) The other time, I made eye contact with my big cousin …

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 …

Lives Lost, Lives Remembered

Andrew F. Kaminsky News & Events

From: Philanthropy at Michigan – Leaders & Best University of Michigan Fall 2011 On September 11, 2001, 18 U-M alumni died: one in the Pentagon, three on hijacked airplanes, and 14 in the World Trade Center. On that horri c day, alumnus Andrew Kaminsky (BGS ’90) lost not one, but two beloved friends and former U-M roommates: Laurence Polatsch (AB …