Evelyn (Jones) Salsman ('45) was a true philanthropist.
Salsman and her husband, Dean, were well-known in the Halifax area, not only for their many generous gifts, but for the countless hours they spent volunteering for causes and organizations about which they were passionate.
Mount Allison was one of the beneficiaries of their generosity. Evelyn Salsman graduated from Mount A in 1945 with her Bachelor of Arts degree and maintained ties with the University throughout her life. She served on the Board of Regents from 1983 to 1990 and supported the University in myriad ways.
“My mother was a big believer in Mount A,” says her son, Rick Salsman. “She wanted others to experience her joy there as a student and provide incentive for new students to better their lives through education and living the Mount A life during their time there.”
Salsman’s support of Mount Allison continued in her will, in which she left a bequest of $250,000 to create the Evelyn (Jones) Salsman Scholarships.
“Mom and Dad were both interested in helping others succeed in life and this is just another example of Mom’s commitment to this effort,” says her son Alan Salsman.
The first Evelyn (Jones) Salsman Scholarships will be awarded in 2016-17 and in years to come, generations of students will benefit from her unique legacy.