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.