Elaine Crouse held numerous leadership positions in international US-based communications companies. In her career which spanned more than 25 years, she concentrated on the operations and marketing areas of business. Now retired, Elaine is active in various homeless and hunger initiatives and has devoted much of her time to promoting and supporting the well-being and education of children and adolescents. In addition to the All Star Children’s Foundation, Elaine serves on the Boards of the Child Protection Center and of the Ringling College of Art and Design.

Early on, children’s causes were a focus of Elaine’s philanthropic activities. She has been involved in numerous children’s organizations, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Girls Inc. and several Catholic charities. Her interest in children who, she believes, have the innate ability to succeed and thrive in life, but are amongst the most vulnerable in society and often unheard, are very basic. “I am passionate about giving them a voice. Children who have suffered from abuse, neglect and trauma need to be heard. The ultimate goal must be, in society’s very own interest, to break this vicious cycle and to enable these children to live to their fullest potential. It’s a win-win situation for all of us when they do. ”

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Elaine lived and worked the majority of her professional career in New York City. She attended the University of Pittsburgh and holds a Masters Degree in International Studies from New York University.