Noted philanthropist, Alfred Mann, has donated funds to endow chairs at the Manhattan School of Music and the USC Thornton School of Music. The two schools will share the $6 million donation.
The new endowed chairs will be in honor of Alfred Mann's brother, Robert Mann, a NYC violinist.
Alfred Mann has made philanthropic donations to various universities and charities. One of his larger donations was to fund the Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering at USC with a gift of $112.5 million. He also donated $104 million to Technion (Israel).