Sara Crown Star was inducted as a member of the Board of Governors of Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion by Burton Lehman, Chair of the Board of Governors, and Rabbi David Ellenson, President of HUC-JIR.
“Sara Crown Star is a catalytic leader for education, healthcare, and cultural causes. We look forward to her expertise as we advance HUC-JIR’s planning for the future,” stated Rabbi David Ellenson.
Star is an attorney at Henry Crown and Co. in Chicago, Illinois. Previously, she was associated with the firms D’Ancona & Pflaum and Gould & Ratner. Star specializes in real estate and estate planning. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.
Star has been and is currently involved in extensive community and public service activities. She is a Trustee and Executive Committee Member of The Erikson Institute as well as Board Member for The Arie and Ida Crown Memorial, as well as a lobbyist for the National Bladder Foundation and International Bladder Symposium in Washington, DC. Star’s past activities most notably include initiator and promoter for creation and funding of groundbreaking medical research at the Children’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School as well as Founding Member of the University of Illinois Craniofacial Center Advisory Board. Her leadership has extended to the Special Olympics, The American Heart Association, and The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago. She is currently a Trustee for the Jewish Women’s Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago.