(JTA) — The Mandel Foundation has donated $5 million to the West Palm Beach Library Foundation.
The library will be renamed the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach. Foundation representatives will serve on several of its committees.
“A public library is a vital resource for every person – students, parents, job seekers, budding authors and entrepreneurs alike. It often serves as the center point of a community,” said Morton Mandel, chairman of the Mandel Foundation. “We believe that the West Palm Beach Public Library is a world-class institution and a model for the modern public library."
The Mandel Foundation supports leadership education programs in its own institutions, as well as at selected universities and organizations worldwide. It was established by brothers Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel of Cleveland. Joseph Mandel and Morton Mandel and his wife, Barbara, are full-time residents of Palm Beach, Fla.