Morton L. Mandel Honored for Contributions to Tri-C
June 30, 2015
John Horton, 216-987-4281 email@example.com
Ohio Association of Community Colleges recognizes philanthropist
CLEVELAND — The Ohio Association of Community Colleges recently honored Morton L. Mandel with its Terry M. Thomas Friend of Community Colleges Award in recognition of his support of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) and its students.
The award is presented each year to an individual who has made a major impact on community colleges in Ohio. The state association announced the award during its annual meeting held in June at Tri-C.
Cuyahoga Community College nominated Mandel, who is chairman and CEO of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation, given his contributions toward student success at Tri-C.
The Mandel Foundation and the Mandel Supporting Foundations awarded $10 million to the College earlier this year to establish the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Humanities Center at Eastern Campus. The donation is the largest in Tri-C’s history.
The center will focus on creating civically responsible citizens who will lead Northeast Ohio toward a stronger economic and social future. Mandel has a distinguished legacy of supporting causes in Cuyahoga County, with a strong emphasis on leadership and higher education.
“Mr. Mandel’s continued partnership with Tri-C enables the College to develop outstanding leaders capable of lifting Greater Cleveland and Ohio to new heights,” said Alex Johnson, president of Cuyahoga Community College. “With his monumental gift, we will be able to guide and nurture scholars for generations to come and advance the community college mission.”