Mark Bernsteinz”l and his wife Zitaz”l were long-time supporters of Technion Canada. A proud graduate of engineering chemistry at Queen’s University, Mark bought the family business, Phillips Paint Products, from his father and uncle in 1968.
Mark felt a close bond with the Jewish community both in Winnipeg and in Israel. He supported the Rady JCC in Winnipeg, Magen David Adom in Israel and served on the Board of Technion Canada. He was proud to see Israel lead in scientific endeavours of all kinds.
Through Mark’s bequest to Technion Canada, his executors established an endowment providing bursaries for the Archimedes program at the Technion. This program enables 50 outstanding 10th grade pupils to enroll in courses at the Schulich Faculty of Chemistry each year. These talented youth acquire the guidance, tools and knowledge to reach their academic potential.
“Dad found his career in chemistry very intellectually satisfying,” said his daughter, Sandra Bernstein. “He would have been delighted to know that his gift was enabling young people of limited means but similar aspirations the opportunity to follow their dream.”