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Former MLA Michel Samson appointed to Community Foundation of Nova Scotia board of directors

March 15, 2018 - HALIFAX, N.S.

The Community Foundation of Nova Scotia has welcomed former MLA Michel Samson as its newest board member.
 
Robert Orr, chair of the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia board of directors, officially welcomed Samson at the board of directors' meeting Wednesday. Samson's connection to rural and francophone communities is a tremendous asset to the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia and its mission to build strong, vibrant and diverse communities throughout the province by enabling and inspiring effective philanthropy, says Orr.
 
"We are thrilled to welcome Michel Samson. His new role on the board will support the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia's continued development of philanthropy as a catalyst for economic development in Nova Scotia's rural communities, where its potential is still not fully realized. "
 
A bilingual graduate of Dalhousie Law School, Michel began his law practice in Port Hawkesbury before spending 19 years as a Member of the Nova Scotia Legislature for Cape Breton-Richmond. Michel's cabinet assignments included acting Minister of Justice, Attorney General & Deputy Premier, Minister of Energy, Trade & Acadian Affairs and Francophonie, Minister of Economic and Rural Development & Tourism, Minister of Environment and Government House Leader. Samson currently serves as counsel in the Cox & Palmer Halifax office.
 
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About the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia
 
The Community Foundation of Nova Scotia is an action centre for philanthropy. We provide the knowledge and support for communities, charities, and citizens to realize their individual potential and collective possibilities. Our mission is to build strong, vibrant and diverse communities throughout Nova Scotia by enabling and inspiring effective philanthropy. We're part of the Community Foundations of Canada movement that collectively manages more than $6 billion and granted more than $250 million in 2016. Community foundations have a history dating back to 1921 in Canada. The Community Foundation of Nova Scotia was established in 2008 and currently has more than $6 million in philanthropic investment under management with disbursed and committed grants of more than $3 million.

Contact:

Angela Bishop
Executive director, Community Foundation of Nova Scotia
Office: 902-490-5907
Cell: 902-220-1592

Robert Orr
Board chair, Community Foundation of Nova Scotia
Office: 902-457-8171
Cell: 902-471-1877
robert@cunadelmar.com  

Michel Samson
Board member, Community Foundation of Nova Scotia
(902) 491-6808
msamson@coxandpalmer.com