Mandel Foundations Award $10 Million to Cuyahoga Community College

Mandel Foundations Award $10 Million to Cuyahoga Community College

in Cleveland has announced a $10 million gift from the and the Mandel Supporting Foundations to create a new humanities center.

With the aim of nurturing future leaders of the region, the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Humanities Center will host classes, seminars, lectures, and events focused on civic engagement. The largest gift ever to the school also will fund a renovation of the Liberal Arts and Performing Arts building on the Eastern Campus in Highland Hills; an endowment for the center and its initiatives; a chair for a dean of humanities to lead the center; and a Scholars Academy that provides scholarships and innovative educational activities for at least two hundred high-performing students a year.

"Cuyahoga Community College will now place an even stronger emphasis on liberal arts education," said Tri-C president Alex Johnson. "Scholarly engagement in the humanities is indispensable for producing well-rounded students who are prepared to transition into public and private four-year institutions and become informed citizens and community and national leaders."

"Over the last thirteen years, our foundation has supported Tri-C because we believe in the college's mission," said foundation chair Morton Mandel. "We are pleased to join president Alex Johnson and the Tri-C leadership team in producing enthusiastic graduates for our community."