Leadership Change at the Community Foundation

The Community Foundation of St. Clair County has announced its new leadership changes heading into the new year. Dr. Randa Jundi-Samman has been elected as the next Board Chair of the Foundation following Mike Cansfield who is completing his third and final year as the Board Chair. 

Dr. Jundi-Samman grew up in Syria and moved to the United States at the age of 22. She completed dental school at Tufts University and moved to Port Huron with her husband, Dr. Bashar Samman, in 1994. Together they have a daughter completing her fourth year in college and a son in California who is a journalist.

According to the Foundation, over the last decade Jundi-Samman has demonstrated a strong passion for her adopted community and has taken on numerous volunteer leadership roles, including; Board Chair of the Blue Water YMCA, Chair of the Foundation’s Women’s Initiative where she is also a founding member, Chair of the hugely popular Cross Town Showdown event and the endowment fund for Port Huron Area Schools. She has also been previously recognized as a Blue Water Woman of the Year. 

She joined the Community Foundation board in 2012 and has been the Vice Chair since 2017. In addition to electing Randa Jundi-Samman as the Board Chair, the Foundation also elected Hale Walker as Vice Chair. The Foundation manages approximately $80 million in assets including the Blue Water River Walk, farmland, Studio 1219, the courtyard of the Riverview Plaza and 260 endowed grantmaking funds.