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In Memoriam: Mark Bernstein, 1930-2015

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  • April 29, 2015

(CHARLOTTE, NC) – Mark Bernstein, a longtime member of Parker Poe, died Monday, April 27, at the age of 85.

Mr. Bernstein was a major patron of the arts and served on a number of community boards that focused on the arts, religion, social services and the law. He was instrumental in the growth of the Charlotte Symphony and played a major role in the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. His numerous organizations include the Foundation for the Carolinas and the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.

Mr. Bernstein was not only a leader in the legal community, he was also a leader in Charlotte’s Jewish community. In an effort to bring all of the city’s Jewish institutions together, he facilitated the creation of a 54-acre campus, Shalom Park, which opened in 1986 and has since become a national model.

Mr. Bernstein was passionate about all forms of art and intellectual pursuits and positively influenced many people as well as the city in which he lived. His legacy: a commitment to progress whether in the arts and humanities, the law or the life of the Jewish community.

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