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Supporting Mental Health

Nass Family Gift Establishes Business and Mental Health Initiative
Dina and David Nass are posed together outside in front of a building.

Dina and David Nass

A growing partnership between the Whitman School and Falk College was a key factor when David ’91 and Dina Nass ’91 made a $500,000 gift for a new initiative that will support students’ personal and professional development at the intersection of business and mental health.

This new initiative will work to help students develop the tools and skills needed to address mental health-related issues they might face in school and as working professionals, while also promoting greater work-life balance. The hope is that this programming will help students entering high-stress business careers to confidently identify red flags associated with mental health and seek help for themselves and others.

The development of this new initiative also supports the recent announcement of dual undergraduate and masters public health and business programs with Falk College. Given the new dual programming, creating a tighter relationship between the two schools was central to the Nass family.

The initiative will encompass more than coursework and include expert guest speakers, symposiums, technology and the introduction of a variety of mental health topics for both graduate and undergraduate students. A formal launch event will take place early in the fall 2023 semester.

Learn more about this groundbreaking new initiative.