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Beersheva Sponsors

Dr. Mark and Peggi Cohen /
 Anne and Alex Cohen Foundation
Jack & Diane Altman

Negev  Sponsors

Gail Palevsky, Simmy Mendelson & Family
Larry & Margaret Nachshen
Penny & Gordon Echenberg
Reuben Croll & Family

Sde Boker Sponsors

Allen and Sandra Quallenberg
Erna & Arnold Ludwick
Jeff and Geraldine Hart Family Foundation
Robert Elman

Eilat Sponsors

Cheryl & Richard Levy

North Campus Sponsors

The Aisenstadt Foundation
Feldman LLP
The Henry & Berenice Kaufmann Foundation

Beersheva Sponsors

Dr. Mark and Peggi Cohen /
 Anne and Alex Cohen Foundation
Dym Family Foundation
Jack & Diane Altman

Negev  Sponsors

Gail Palevsky, Simmy Mendelson & Family
Larry & Margaret Nachshen
Penny & Gordon Echenberg
Reuben Croll & Family

Sde Boker Sponsors

Allen and Sandra Quallenberg
Erna & Arnold Ludwick
Jeff and Geraldine Hart Family Foundation
Robert Elman

Eilat Sponsors

Cheryl & Richard Levy

North Campus Sponsors

The Aisenstadt Foundation
The Henry & Berenice Kaufmann Foundation
Sara & Irwin Tauben
Schwartz Levitsky Feldman LLP
  • Beersheva 
    Sponsors

    Jack & Diane Altman
    Dr. Mark and Peggi Cohen & Anne and Alex Cohen Foundation

    Negev
     Sponsors

    Reuben Croll & Family
    Penny & Gordon Echenberg
    Larry & Margaret Nachshen
    Gail Palevsky, Simmy Mendelson & Family
  • Sde Boker
    Sponsors

    Robert Elman
    Erna & Arnold Ludwick

    North Campus
    Sponsors

    The Henry & Berenice Kaufmann Foundation
    Sara & Irwin Tauben

    Eilat 
    Sponsors

    Cheryl & Richard Levy

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

THE CAUSE

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.

THE SPEAKERS

Mike Wagenheim - Senior U.S. Correspondent, i24News

Mike Wagenheim is a politic​al reporter, currently serving as Senior U.S. Correspondent for the i24NEWS television network, covering American government, diplomacy, religion, business and culture, all through the lens of the Middle East. Previously based in the network's headquarters in Israel, Mike covered the Israeli government and religious issues.

Additionally, Mike is a correspondent for The Media Line, writing about American affairs in the Middle East. His work appears in the Jerusalem Post, Ynet and The Jewish Press.

Mike is also an award-winning sportscaster.

Professor Daniel Chamovitz

Professor Daniel A. Chamovitz Ph.D. was elected President of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in August, 2018. Professor Chamovitz is a native of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. He studied at both Columbia University in New York City and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he obtained a PhD in genetics. Professor Chamovitz is an internationally recognized research scientist promoting plant sciences and their contribution to feeding the growing world population.
“For the past 50 years we have been learning how to thrive in the desert. It is clear to everyone that the field of sustainability and climate change is what sets Ben-Gurion University apart from every other university in Israel.”

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Event Sponsor

$ 50,000 - 22 Guests

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  • Prominent day-of exposure
  • Sponsorship acknowledged in speeches
  • Logo / name listed on " Beit Mark'" Donor Wall

Presenting Sponsor

$ 36,000 - 18 Guests

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  • Logo / name showcased on website 
  • Prominent day-of exposure
  • Sponsorship acknowledged in speeches
  • Logo / name listed on " Beit Mark'" Donor Wall

Ben-Gurion Sponsor

$ 25,000 - 16 Guests

  • Logo / name featured on all promotional materials
  • Logo / name featured on all social media
  • Logo / name showcased on website 
  • Prominent day-of exposure
  • Logo / name listed on " Beit Mark'" Donor Wall

Be'er-Sheva Sponsor

$ 18,000 - 14 Guests

  • Logo / name featured on all promotional materials
  • Logo / name featured on all social media
  • Logo / name showcased on website 
  • Prominent day-of exposure
  • Logo / name listed on " Beit Mark'" Donor Wall

Negev Sponsor

$ 12,000 - 8 Guests

  • Logo / name Event Program Book
  • Logo / name featured on website 
  • Prominent Day-of exposure
  • Logo / name listed on " Beit Mark'" Donor Wall

SDE Broker Sponsor

$ 5,000 - 6 Guests

  • Logo / name in Event Program Book
  • Logo / name on website 
  • Day-of exposure

Eilat Sponsor

$ 3,600 - 4 Guests

  • Logo / name in Event Program Book
  • Logo / name on website 
  • Day-of exposure

North Campus Sponsor

$ 1,800 - 2 Guests

  • Logo / name in Event Program Book
  • Logo / name on website 
  • Day-of exposure

GALA COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Jack Altman
Dania Besnos
Eric Bissell
Leanne Gur-esh
Janis Levine
Morty Lober
Allen Quallenberg
Peggi Cohen Rabinovitch
Richard Vineberg

THE SponsOrs

Beersheva Sponsors

Dr. Mark and Peggi Cohen / Anne and Alex Cohen Foundation
Dym Family Foundation
Jack & Diane Altman

Negev Sponsors

Gail Palevsky, Simmy Mendelson & Family
Larry & Margaret Nachshen
Penny & Gordon Echenberg
Reuben Croll & Family

Sde Boker Sponsors

Allen and Sandra Quallenberg
Erna & Arnold Ludwick
Jeff and Geraldine Hart Family Foundation
Robert Elman

Eilat Sponsors

Cheryl & Richard Levy

North Campus Sponsors

The Aisenstadt Foundation
The Henry & Berenice Kaufmann Foundation
Sara & Irwin Tauben
Schwartz Levitsky Feldman LLP
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