Cleveland philanthropist and civic activist Elaine G. Hadden had a long record of distinguished service to Case Western Reserve University. She served 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 she was 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 combined her unwavering support of the University and love of creative endeavors.