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Case receives $6 million gift to build new Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations

Image: Mandel Foundation LogoWith a gracious gift of $6 million from Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel, through the Mandel Supporting Foundations, Case Western Reserve University will build a new flagship building for its Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations.

The announcement of the Mandel gift marks the 20th anniversary of the Center, which offers the nation's most fully developed program in nonprofit management and was one of the first university-based programs in the country focused on the education of nonprofit leaders and managers.

"We are grateful for the generosity the Mandel Family has shown over many years to the university, including the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, the College of Arts and Sciences and other major programs at Case," said Case President Edward M. Hundert, M.D. "The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Case already is one of the national and global leaders in its field. With this new headquarters building, the Center will help propel nonprofit management to the forefront of higher education and advance the university toward its goal of becoming the world's most powerful learning environment."

"The Mandel Center embodies the collaborative service orientation that characterizes this university today," said Frank N. Linsalata, chair of the Case Board of Trustees. "For 20 years it has stood as a pioneer in partnership, combining university and community resources to create outstanding leadership for the fast-growing nonprofit sector. This generous investment in the Center's future will have a very positive impact on nonprofits here and across the country."

Construction of the new Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations, to be located on Bellflower Road near the intersection of Ford Drive, is expected to start in March 2005 and be completed by spring 2006. The Center is currently housed in the Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center at 11206 Euclid Avenue.

An architect for the project likely will be selected soon, with building concepts and design options to be finished in late 2004 or early 2005.

"Clearly, a major emphasis for us is the training of leaders for the nonprofit sector, leaders with a clear vision," said Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel. "We are pleased to partner with Case Western Reserve University in its goal of creating a powerful learning environment that can inspire and empower a new generation of national and global leaders to serve humanity."

The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations was founded at Case in 1984, under the leadership of the Weatherhead School of Management, the School of Law, the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences,

Acting as a university-wide multidisciplinary academic center for education, research and community service, the Mandel Center is nationally recognized as a resource for current and potential students, nonprofit managers and leaders, faculty members, researchers and anyone who works in, supports or studies the nonprofit sector.


About Case Western Reserve University

Case is among the nation's leading research institutions. Founded in 1826 and shaped by the unique merger of the Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University, Case is distinguished by its strengths in education, research, service, and experiential learning. Located in Cleveland, Case offers nationally recognized programs in the Arts and Sciences, Dental Medicine, Engineering, Law, Management, Medicine, Nursing, and Social Work.