Mandel School receives $8 million donation

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Shannon Snyder / Observer

Employees of the Mandel School of Applied Social Science thank The Jack, Joseph, and Morton Foundation for its $8 million donation last Tuesday.

On Tuesday, The Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Foundation announced that it will donate $8 million to Case Western Reserve University to support programs in social work, nonprofit leadership and community engagement. Close to $5 million of the gift will be donated to the Mandel School of Applied Social Science’s $8.9 million capital campaign. The remaining $3 million will create an endowment fund for the school’s dean.

The U.S. New & World Report’s ninth-ranked program in social work will also change its name to The Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. The donating foundation underwent a similiar renaming earlier this year in order to emphasize the contributions of the three founding brothers.