The Elisabeth M. Todaro Fund seeks to honor Lisa's love of books and literature by hosting an annual fundraising event featuring readings by notable authors from recently published works or works in progress.
In 2006, New Yorker staff writer David Grann read to a standing room-only audience from his work in progress, The Lost City of Z.
In 2007, the Fund invited New York Times books reporter Motoko Rich to discuss her work at the Times and her experience covering the world of publishing.
In 2008, Christopher Stewart, a writer for Conde Nast Portfolio, discussed his investigation into the efforts of one Iraqi judge to address corruption in the new Iraqi government.
In 2009, New Yorker staff writer David Grann returned to read from The Lost City of Z, which was published by Doubleday in 2009.
In 2010, local Boston author Cynthia Morrison Phoel read from her new book of short stories, Cold Snap, which was published by SMU Press in 2010.
In 2011, Boston writer Peter Manus, author of Fickle, read from his work in progress.
In 2012, Boston author Anthony Amore discussed his book, Stealing Rembrandts: The Untold Stories of Notorious Art Heists, published by Palgrave/Macmillan in 2012.
In 2013, Cambridge, Massachusetts, author Daphne Kalotay, discussed her novel, Sight Reading, published by Harper in 2013.
In 2014, San Francisco attorney and author Walter Walker discussed his novel, Crime of Privilege, published by Ballantine in 2014.