The entire BGU Canada family was devastated to learn about the passing of our beloved CEO, Mark S. Mendelson, Z”L who passed away suddenly on November 14th 2022 at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. Mark was 73. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mark’s entire family including his wife Edna, his daughter Omer and son Noam, his grandson Aaron, and his sisters Hazel and Ilsa.
Mark was a passionate leader and a devoted advocate of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU). He spent years deepening awareness and support for the university. He was a friend and ally to the many people who met him along his journey including our lay leaders, volunteers, donors, colleagues in Israel, the United States and around the world. To his staff, he was a larger-than-life figure who led his team with compassion, enthusiasm and, as he liked to say, out-of-the-box thinking. The Mark Mendelson Memorial Fund at Ben-Gurion University has been established in his memory.