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Samantha Summers

Samantha Summers is the Manager of Individual Giving for the Toronto International Film Festival, where she manages the grassroots and intermediate giving portfolios. Prior to this she worked in a fundraising capacity for small museums and heritage sites, and in communications. She has a deep love for fundraising in the arts, and in July 2021 she defended her thesis, “Divestment in Times of Change: The Loss of Major Donors in Art Galleries,” at the University of Toronto. She completed her MA in History at Queen’s University in 2018, where she defended a thesis titled “Gender, Power, and Regnant Queenship in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem” under the supervision of Dr. Adnan Husain. Samantha holds a Master of Museum Studies, a Master of Information, a Master of Arts, and a Bachelor of Arts. 

Department of History, Queen's University

49 Bader Lane, Watson Hall 212
Kingston ON K7L 3N6




Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.