The Kaplan family has established a memorial scholarship for photography students at Barry University in memory of Al Kaplan and in honor of his lifelong love of film-based photography. Barry University was chosen both because of Al’s long relationship with the University (he did public relations photography for them for many years) and because the Barry University photography program is committed to maintaining the tradition of film-based photography and darkroom technique.
The Al Kaplan Memorial Scholarship is a merit-based and need-based scholarship designed to assist deserving students of promise in photography. The scholarship will ensure that future generations of photographers can be educated in the “Silver is Better” philosophy to which Al stayed true.
To build the scholarship fund and to continue Al’s legacy, the family is asking those who were touched by Al and wish to make a contribution in his honor to do so towards the scholarship. Contributions of any amount are encouraged. In fact, if everyone who read Al’s blog contributed just $10, the scholarship would be fully endowed and would last in perpetuity! All contributions are tax deductible for United States income tax purposes. Contributions can be made on-line or by mail.
On-line Contributions: Please go to www.barry.edu/giving
to make an on-line contribution by credit card. Under the heading “Apply gift to” check the box for “Other” and write “Al Kaplan Scholarship” in the blank.
By Mail Contribution: Checks should be made to “Barry University” and the designation to the “Al Kaplan Memorial Scholarship” should be included in the memo line on the check. Checks should be mailed to:
Thomas Paul Severino
Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement
11300 N.E. Second Avenue
Miami Shores, Fl 33161-6695
If you have questions, you may contact Mr. Severino at the address above or by phone or e-mail at:
Office phone: 305.899.4081