Fred started his own companies, Aries Prepared Beef Company in 1975, and Smokehouse Pet Products in 1991. He’s founder at the Music Center, where he still plays violin, and a founding board member of the Chase Foundation, which supports the Child Life programs at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center.
Fred and Evy have two daughters.
What motivates your desire to give back?
I’ve been fortunate to be able to grow a prosperous business and be part of raising a loving family. This has inspired my desire to contribute to my community.
Why are you supporting the medical center?
I became involved with Tarzana nearly 40 years ago. My late wife Evy and I had been patients and wanted to show our appreciation.
Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
I became a founding member of the Providence Foundation Board at a time when Evy was being treated for cancer in their oncology center. We experienced firsthand how profoundly important reliable and compassionate care is.