L&S Donors Generously Provide Opportunities for LGBTQ+ Studies

What began as a momentary notion almost 30 years ago has evolved into an innovative scholarship fund for the College of Letters & Science that supports LGBTQ+ studies at UW–Madison. David Kaplan ’67 and his husband, Glenn Ostergaard, created the Brautigam-Kaplan Foundation Scholarship. Named in honor of Kaplan’s first partner, who died of AIDS at age 39, this thoughtful gift opens doors that Kaplan and Ostergaard didn’t have access to as college students.

“The fund helps to keep a focus on gay rights and women’s rights, and it helps another generation of students to make progress,” says Kaplan.

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