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Sara Crown Star

Venture Partner, FemHealth Ventures; Director, Crown Family Foundation

Sara Crown Star is a Venture Partner with FemHealth Ventures, a firm focused on advancing innovations in women’s health. FemHealth invests in drugs, devices, digital applications and diagnostics.  Sara is also president of SCS Innovations, an investment fund which pairs entrepreneurs and capital to bring new technologies to market.

Sara was a director of Thinx, a FemTech company she backed and advised from its early stages, which was sold to Kimberly Clark in 2022. She serves on the board of 1871, Chicago’s technology innovation hub, and judges for the University of Chicago’s New Venture Challenge. In addition, Sara is a life trustee of the Erikson Institute and a director of Musicians on Call, the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago, and the Covenant, Ortus, and Crown Family Foundations.

Earlier in her career, Sara practiced law in New York City and Chicago. She also served as a trustee, governor, or director on multiple not-for-profit boards, focusing on governance, strategy, operations, and programming, including, Crown Family Philanthropies, Craniofacial Center at the University of Illinois, Latin School of Chicago, and Hebrew Union College. In addition, Sara launched the Business Law Scholars program at Georgetown Law, the Star Fellows Cantorial program at Hebrew Union College, and the Bazelon Fellowship at the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law in Washington, D.C.

Sara has a B.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, an Executive MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and graduated from The Wexner Heritage Program. In addition, she received the following awards: Paul R. Dean Alumni Award from Georgetown University Law Center, the Spirit of Erikson Award from the Erikson Institute, and the Shofar Award from Chicago’s Jewish United Fund.

Sara was the 2013 Runner Up in the Giordano’s Dancing With The Stars charity competition and has co-produced two Off-Broadway shows. Originally from Chicago, Sara is married with three grown children. She loves tennis, hiking, and hot yoga.