McMaster University

McMaster University

Faculty of
Health Sciences

Jack and Ina Pollock Foundation

Jack and Ina Pollock with Dr. John Kelton
From left: John Kelton, Mary Law and Donald Pollock

The Jack & Ina Pollock Charitable Foundation, formed in 1996 by the Pollock family to recognize their parents, has been a long-time supporter of children’s health research at McMaster University, with particular interests in childhood disability and the creation of the CanChild program.

In 2000, the Foundation provided a $750,000 endowment to create the John and Margaret Lillie Chair in Childhood Disability Research.

The foundation is administered by Donald and Anne Pollock, and the chair is named in honour of the parents of Anne Pollock and Barbara Misener. John and Margaret Lillie were long-time residents of Port Colborne, Ont., where John was a pharmacist for more than 50 years. The chair recognizes the Lillie family commitment to children and to research into their well-being.

In announcing the chair, family members noted the international reputation of McMaster University and CanChild in research into childhood disability, and expressed confidence that the funds flowing from the endowment would enable its researchers to broaden the scope of their efforts.

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