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Barbara Abrams Mandel (December 13, 1925 – November 22, 2019) was an American activist and philanthropist. She was named to the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame[1] in 1985.[2] She was elected to two terms as President of the National Council of Jewish Women, which is the oldest Jewish women's organization in the country.[2] Mandel and her husband Morton's operation, the Morton and Barbara Mandel Family Foundation,[3][4] gave a $10 million gift to the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in 2014.[5][6][7]

Barbara Mandel
Born
Barbara Abrams

(1925-12-13)December 13, 1925
DiedNovember 22, 2019(2019-11-22) (aged 93)
OccupationActivist and philanthropist
Spouse(s)
Morton Mandel
(m. 1949; his death 2019)

Mandel died on November 22, 2019, a month after her husband.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Royster, J.J. (2003). Profiles of Ohio Women, 1803–2003. Ohio Bicentennial. Ohio University Press. p. 270. ISBN 978-0-8214-1508-5. Retrieved May 28, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "SEARCH the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame". ODJFS Online. Retrieved May 28, 2016.
  3. ^ "Mandel Foundation". fconline.foundationcenter.org. December 1, 1979. Retrieved May 28, 2016.
  4. ^ Daniel Judah Elazar (1995). Community and Polity: The Organizational Dynamics of American Jewry. Jewish Publication Society. ISBN 978-0-8276-0565-7.
  5. ^ "Cooper-Hewitt Receives $10 Million Gift from the Morton and Barbara Mandel Family FoundationCooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum". Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum. February 6, 2014. Retrieved May 28, 2016.
  6. ^ Stoessel, Amy Ann (February 6, 2014). "Barbara and Morton Mandel give $10 million to Smithsonian museum in New York". Crain's Cleveland Business. Retrieved May 28, 2016.
  7. ^ "Cooper-Hewitt Receives $10 Million Gift from the Morton and Barbara Mandel Family Foundation". Newsdesk. February 6, 2014. Retrieved May 31, 2016.
  8. ^ https://www.wkyc.com/article/news/local/cleveland/barbara-mandel-widow-of-morton-mandel-dies-at-98/95-7eea2109-e620-4d61-9b4e-cee5ecb04590

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