Day of Giving

On Tuesday, April 4, help #CWRUMakeItPossible for the students of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.

As a top-ranked school of social work in the nation and #1 in Ohio, students are central in all that we do. Our social work, nonprofit management and PhD students are future change leaders committed to building a more just and inclusive society. Our dedicated alumni and friends help make this possible for our students.

Your Day of Giving gift provides financial assistance for tuition, books, out-of-classroom educational opportunities and other unforeseen costs. We dedicate 100% of our school’s annual fund to student support in the form of school-directed scholarships and field placement stipends. For many, a scholarship is the deciding factor in their choice to pursue a master's-level education. Thank you for joining us in supporting their successes.

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Annual Fund

We dedicate 100% of our school’s annual fund to student support in the form of school-directed scholarships and field placement stipends. A gift of any amount provides immediate support to students.

Classroom Without Walls

Your support of the Classroom Without Walls will help an historic, pioneering approach to Social Work education become a reality.

As the nation's first accredited graduate program in Social Work in 1915, the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences has been a leader in  pedagogical innovation over its 100 year legacy. 

The Classroom Without Walls is an exciting, innovative approach to collaborative experiential learning that is anchored in an anti-oppressive, anti-racist, and decolonizing approach to social work practice. Select community members who hold a bachelor's degree and have significant applied work and practice experience to learn alongside traditional graduate students. This shared learning experience will be anchored around a specially designed second-year course that is designed collaboratively by a faculty member and an established community. Selected class modules may occur within community spaces providing students with a 360-degree exposure to complex community dynamics, strengths and functions.
Traditional graduate students will receive course credit and the experience of learning alongside an experienced social work community leader. Community learners will receive a certificate of completion and are eligible for a micro certificate from Case Western Reserve University, which will serve as a catalyst for their career development. 

Your support will provide programmatic and student stipend support necessary to launch and sustain this pedagogical innovation and other pioneering programs in perpetuity.  

Certificate in Advanced Nonprofit Fundraising and Development

Your gift of support to the Certificate in Nonprofit Fundraising and Development Program will have a ripple effect in positive impact!.  This Certificate program is designed to provide community leaders of nonprofit directors with access to the tools to obtain and/or increase funding for the organizations they work for. Graduates gain the skillset to be highly competent in senior level fundraising development.  The Certificate will also advance the careers of these leaders through credentialing.

By increasing sustainability of nonprofit organizations, we increase the quality of life for the vulnerable populations which those nonprofits serve. Nonprofit Organizations provide critically needed services to vulnerable populations all across the world and of course are integral to many populations in Northeast Ohio.  

The Certificate Program has the added benefit of including generous scholarship awards to increase access to nonprofit leaders who may not have the wherewithal to pay for the tuition.  The smaller, grassroots nonprofits are often the organizations with the greatest need for training in nonprofit fundraising.  The scholarship awards will vary from greatly reduced to gratis tuition based on need and merit.

Dr. Claudia Coulton Honorary Scholarship

In honor of Dr. Coulton's retirement from teaching in June 2022, the Mandel School celebrates Dr. Coulton's illustrious 44-year academic career. Dr. Coulton has made global impact through the early development of various data collection models which are now essential to community change initiatives, research, social policy and practice. Dr. Coulton’s vision is to increase support for students concentrating in Community Practice. 

Your donation will directly support student scholarship funding, in honor of Dr. Coulton’s lifetime achievements.

If you have questions or would like to learn more about becoming a match challenge sponsor, please contact:

Ashley M. Presutto
Director of Annual and Special Giving