Remembering Morton L. Mandel, P’73, H’89

Oct. 21. 2019

To the Brandeis Community,

I send this message with sadness, following the death last week of Morton Mandel, a Brandeis parent, honorary degree recipient, and one of our university’s most generous supporters. His impact on Brandeis is literally all around us: The foundation that he established along with his brothers Jack and Joseph funded the creation of the Mandel Center for the Humanities, the Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education, three endowed faculty chairs, and numerous student fellowships.

I encourage you to learn more about Mort’s significant contributions to Brandeis by reading this story. In all that he gave to us and to many other organizations and causes, he championed the same value and promise that drives us as Brandeisians — to use our skills, talents, and resources to improve the world.

Beginning with his family’s first contribution to Brandeis in 1953, Mort was committed to our faculty, staff, and students throughout the university’s lifetime. He was supportive of Brandeis in so many ways, and for that Brandeis will always be grateful.

We share our condolences with his wife, Barbara, P’73, H’19, a longtime trustee; his daughter and Brandeis alumna Amy ’73; his son, Thom; his daughter Stacy; and the whole Mandel family. May Morton Mandel’s memory be a blessing.