Established in honour of one of Saskatoon’s adopted sons, the Fred Mitchell Memorial Fund will assist and empower young women to leave the street and enter an educational program of their choice. Fred was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1946, but as the grandson of Fred Mendel, spent many a summer working at International Packers plants in Saskatoon and Vancouver. He learned the business from the ground up and was company CEO from 1976-1995 and from 1996 until his death.
Fred’s personal commitment to employees earned him the respect and loyalty of many. His courage and vision were evident in his work on the U of S Board of Governors, Saskatchewan Camber of Commerce Board of Directors, Boy Scouts of Canada, National Council, and Young Presidents Organization. Fred strongly believed in the importance of building self-esteem in young people. The Fred Mitchell Memorial Fund will carry on this legacy by giving young women the opportunity to build esteem within themselves.