About Elaine G. Hadden

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Cleveland philanthropist and civic activist Elaine G. Hadden’s long record of distinguished service to Case Western Reserve University extended well beyond her role as a valued member of the university’s Board of Trustees from 1976 to 2003.

She believed Case Western Reserve’s breakthroughs and intellectual contributions directly benefit all of Northeast Ohio, and during her life she remained one of the institution’s most outspoken advocates. In 2012, she established the Elaine G. Hadden Distinguished Visiting Author Fund to support presentations by the author of the book featured each year as the university’s common reading.

Her generous gift serves an enduring reminder of her unwavering support of the University and love of creative endeavors.