The Russell I. Elman Fund was established with the Foundation in 1985 as a donor advised fund. Arising from Mr. Elman’s interest in the written word, the purpose of the Fund is to support initiatives related to reading and literacy.
Income from the Fund has provided a scholarship to a Canadian student studying at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. This Fund has also supported the Day Care Link initiative, a pilot project of Hamilton and District Literacy Council being undertaken at the MacNab Street YWCA Day Care Centre. The project is designed to stimulate the interest of preschoolers in books and reading.