Join Ben-Gurion University Canada for an elegant evening as we raise funds for “Beit Mark" in memory of Mark Mendelson Z"L - BGU Canada CEO, 2010-2022
On November 14, 2022, BGU Canada’s long-time CEO, Mark Mendelson Z"L, unexpectedly and tragically passed away at the age of 73. Mark served BGU and BGU Canada in an exemplary way for a dozen years following a successful and high-impact career with the Jewish National Fund (JNF), creating life-long friendships with volunteers, colleagues, donors and students. Mark returned to Montreal after living in Israel for close to twenty years as a soldier, kibbutznik, social worker, IDF spokesperson and entrepreneur; he had a larger than- ife personality with a real zest for life. His dedication to and passion for Israel, and Ben-Gurion University in particular, led to major capital and research projects that continue to impact the growth of the university. Ben-Gurion University Canada will pay tribute to Mark’s legacy with the naming of a Student Residence, “Beit Mark”, at BGU’s new North Campus Student Village.
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev recently launched one of the biggest challenges of its history: the planning and building of the North Campus, which will double its footprint in Beer-Sheva.
Touted as the most important real estate project for the future of Israel, this major development is a cornerstone of BGU's growth and development in the Negev’s developing ecosystem of Innovation.
The new campus includes a 14-building Student Village, home to 1,000 students, addressing the need for high-quality, affordable student housing. A place where students of all backgrounds will meet and interact, learning with one another and from one another. Modern apartments are fully equipped and furnished, with natural light - functional and practical while being attractive and inviting. Inspired by sustainable desert architecture it ensures shade in public spaces and courtyards with well-lit pedestrian walkways to encourage a sense of community.
GALA COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Peggi Cohen Rabinovitch
Jack & Diane Altman
Dr. Mark and Peggi Rabinovitch / Anne and Alex Cohen Family Foundation
Dym Family Foundation
Naomi and Eric Bissell
Reuben Croll & Family
Penny & Gordon Echenberg
Gail Palevsky, Simmy Mendelson & Family
Larry & Margaret Nachshen
Sde Boker Sponsors
Dr. Adriana Decker & Tony Croll
Carol & Herbert Feifer Foundation
Jeff and Geraldine Hart Family Foundation
Erna & Arnold Ludwick
Allen and Sandra Quallenberg
Cheryl & Richard Levy
The Dundi and Lyon Sachs Family Foundation
Mayme and Richard Vineberg
North Campus Sponsors
The Aisenstadt Foundation
Baum Quallenberg Wealth Management of RBC Dominion Securities