Mandel Foundation Awards $8 Million to Case Western Reserve University
The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation awarded $8 million to Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) to support the university's programs in social work, leadership and community engagement.
The gift includes $4.95 million towards the renovation of the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. In honor of this commitment, the school will be renamed as the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. The remainder of the award will support academic initiatives, student scholarships and the creation of an endowed chair – the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Dean of Applied Social Sciences.
The Mandel Foundation has been involved with CWRU for many years, highlighted by a 1988 naming gift made by the Foundation for what was then the School of Applied Social Sciences.
At a campus celebration during which the grant was announced Morton Mandel said, “We believe in the mission and achievements of Case Western Reserve’s programs in social work, leadership and community engagement. We look forward to even greater accomplishments in the preparation of leaders who make a meaningful difference in the world.”
“Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel have set an international standard for catalyzing transformational change individuals and organizations,” CWRU President Barbara R. Snyder said. “We are grateful for every contribution the foundation has made to our university, and (are) deeply honored by this new commitment."
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