The Arsht-Cannon Fund was created in 2004 from the estate of the Honorable Roxana Cannon Arsht and S. Samuel Arsht.
Roxana was the first woman appointed judge in Delaware and was inducted into the Hall of Fame of Delaware Women.
Samuel was a partner at Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnel and a corporate attorney. He chaired the committee to revise the General Corporate Law in 1967 that made Delaware a more favorable place for businesses to incorporate.
Roxana and Samuel’s daughter, Adrienne Arsht, now chairs the foundation’s advisory committee.
The Arsht-Cannon Fund was created to “preserve, support, protect, and defend the best interests of a civil society.” The fund is currently focused on improving the quality of life for all Delawareans by increasing educational opportunities and access to healthcare for Hispanic Delawareans.
The Arsht-Cannon Fund has donated more than $8.3 million to non-profits focused on educational programs, access to healthcare, and special youth programs.