Anne Laybolt

Director of Development
Anne Laybolt



Anne Laybolt is passionate about philanthropy and giving back to the community. She received her Bachelor of Design from NSCAD University spending 10 years freelancing in communities across Canada. Anne subsequently made the move to the non-profit world and never looked back. With twelve years experience fundraising in the social services, health, culture, and community sectors Anne shares an understanding of what makes a community strong.

Growing up in Montreal, some of Anne’s earliest memories involved school trips to the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. Her passion for the arts flourished in high school in London, England where access to Shakespeare, jazz, live theatre, and music was abundant. She believes that everyone should have the opportunity to feel the powerful magic of music.

Anne currently resides in her “chosen hometown” of Dartmouth with her husband Wilf. Together they are proud to see their grown sons, Warren and Andrew, starting out on their own in the Atlantic region.

Anne looks forward to building partnerships to provide access to the professional musicians that Symphony Nova Scotia is proud to work with.

Q&A with Anne

Do you play an instrument?
Yes, I play Tenor Sax, piano (only for personal pleasure – rarely in front of people), and I have started to learn violin.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

What do you do to relax?
Walks/hikes in the outdoors, reading in a sunny spot (or in bed on a rainy, cold day), play piano, or make something (craft, draw/paint, woodworking).

What’s your favorite indulgence?
Looking out at the garden just because it’s there and watching birds at the feeder.

Why is Symphony Nova Scotia important to our community?
Because strong communities are inclusive and engage people with different specialities. We have so much to learn from each other.