Elaine Wynn

Former Professional at State Council to Establish Academic Standards

Elaine Wynn

Elaine Wynn

Former Professional at State Council to Establish Academic Standards

Biography

Elaine Wynn has established herself as a savvy business leader, an indomitable crusader for children’s welfare and an influential philanthropist.

Elaine co-founded Wynn Resorts in 2000 and helped guide the company’s expansion from the opening of Wynn Las Vegas in April 2005 and Wynn Macau in September 2006 to the unveiling of Encore in December 2008. Previously, Elaine co-founded and led Mirage Resorts from 1976 to 2000. Her pioneering contribution to the gaming and entertainment industry in America was recognized by her induction into the Gaming Hall of Fame in 1999.

Just as her success in business is indicative of Elaine’s intellect, her humanitarianism is indicative of her heart. As a Trustee of the Elaine P. Wynn & Family Foundation, Elaine is personally and actively involved, with her family, in a variety of community organizations whose passions and priorities mirror her own.

Elaine’s commitment to improve children’s lives through education has engaged her in numerous leadership roles at local, state and national levels. Over the past twenty-five years, in her home state of Nevada, the last four Governors have drafted Elaine into leadership positions addressing public education. In 2011, she was appointed to co-chair Nevada’s Blue Ribbon Education Reform Task Force, which resulted in the enactment of ambitious new reform legislation. In 2013 and again in 2015, Governor Brian Sandoval appointed Elaine to Nevada’s State Board of Education, a body on which she has twice been elected President. Her devotion extends to higher education too. Elaine chaired for eight years the UNLV Foundation, the private fundraising arm of University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is also a past member of the Executive Board of the Consortium for Policy Research in Education.

Elaine is a tireless advocate of programs and services for children who live in poverty. For nearly two decades, she has been actively engaged with Communities in Schools (CIS), the

oldest and most successful stay-in-school organization in America. With a mission to surround students with a community of support, CIS will serve 1.5 million vulnerable children in more than 2,400 schools this year, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Elaine has been a member of the national board since 1999, and was elected chairman in 2007, a position she proudly holds today. She was also the founding chairman of CIS Nevada.

Inspired by a lifelong love affair with the arts, Elaine’s enthusiasm is demonstrated by her participation on the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Board of Trustees, an appointment made by President Barack Obama in 2010. In 2011, she joined the board of The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the largest art museum in the western United States. In 2015, Elaine was elected co-chair of LACMA.

Elaine’s impact has garnered numerous awards and accolades including the Governor’s Philanthropist of the Year in 2005 and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 1986. She was awarded one of seven National Promise of America Founder’s Awards for improving children’s lives at a ceremony at the White House. In 2011, The National Child Labor Committee awarded Elaine with the Lewis Hine Award for Service to Children and Youth. She is especially proud of the dedication of the Elaine Wynn Elementary School in 1991.

The ripples of her philanthropy extend further through The Elaine Wynn Palliative Care Program at Nathan Adelson Hospice and The Elaine Wynn Studio for Arts Education at The Smith Center for Performing Arts, both in Las Vegas.

Elaine’s hobby is her passion for the sport of basketball and led to her appointment to the Basketball Hall of Fame Board of Governors in 2010.

Born and raised in New York City, Elaine graduated from George Washington University in 1964 with a BA in Political Science. She resided in Washington D.C. before moving to Las Vegas in 1967.

Overview
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Number of Boards

22

Birthday

1943 - New York City, NY

Age

76

Number of Awards

14

Estimated Net Worth

$2.6B

Interests

Artwork Collecting

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Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Wynn Macau Ltd.

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Founder at The Call of Duty Endowment

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Founder & Vice Chairman at Communities in Schools, Inc.

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President at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

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Former Chief Executive Officer & President at Zenith National Insurance Corp.

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General Counsel at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

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State Director, Communities in Schools of Mid-America at Communities in Schools, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Wasserman Foundation

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Executive Director at California Film Commission

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Former Executive Director at American Association of School Administrators

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Ex-Spouse
Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Wynn Macau Ltd.

Wynn Macau Ltd. operates as a holding company. It owns and operates a hotel and casino resort. The company operates through its subsidiary, Wynn Resorts (Macau) S.A., conducts gaming activities in casinos in Macau. Its casinos offer a full range of games, private gaming salons, a sky casino, and a poker area. The company also has recreational and leisure facilities, including a health club, pool, and a full-service spa. Wynn Macau was founded by Stephen Alan Wynn on September 6, 2006 and is headquartered in Macau.

Education
Bachelor's in Political Science
Class of 1964

The George Washington University actively engages Washington, D.C., and the world. Their location in the heart of Washington places them at the core of U.S. government, policy and law. They sit where the worlds of science, technology, media and the arts converge. Their students and faculty have the unparalleled opportunity to study and work alongside leaders and practitioners in every discipline, to take part in the interchanges that shape our community and the world. The George Washington University was created in 1821 through an Act of Congress, fulfilling George Washington’s vision of an institution in the nation’s capital dedicated to educating and preparing future leaders. Today, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. They have more than 20,000 students—from all 50 states, the District and more than 130 countries—studying a rich range of disciplines: from forensic science and creative writing to international affairs and computer engineering, as well as medicine, public health, the law and public policy. GW comprises three campuses—Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon in Washington, D.C., and the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn, Va.—as well as several graduate education centers in the metropolitan area and Hampton Roads, Va.

Career History
Professional
Prior

Mirage Resorts LLC operates casino hotels and resorts. Its services include entertainment, restaurants, bars, games, employment, and racing. The company was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, NV.

Boards & Committees
Co-Chairman, Board of Directors
1995 - Prior
Director
1976 - 2000

Mirage Resorts LLC operates casino hotels and resorts. Its services include entertainment, restaurants, bars, games, employment, and racing. The company was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, NV.

Director
Prior

Wynn Las Vegas LLC engages in the development and operation of destination casino resorts. The company was founded on April 17, 2001 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, NV.

Emeritus Trustee
Current

TO RAISE AND MANAGE PRIVATE FUNDS FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS, TO ENHANCE THE QUALITY OF THE UNIVERSITY AND STRENGTHEN ITS MISSIONS.

Director
Prior

America's Promise Alliance is the nation's largest partnership organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth by raising awareness, supporting communitites, and engaging in non-partisan advocacy to ensure that young people graduate high school with the skills they need to succeed in college and the 21st century workplace.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1M +
2014

ESTABLISHED IN 2007 TO PROVIDE HUNGER RELIEF, THREE SQUARE FOOD BANK OFFERS WHOLESOME, NUTRITIOUS FOOD TO NONPROFIT AND FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS, SCHOOLS AND FEEDING SITES THAT SERVE A WIDE RANGE OF SOUTHERN NEVADANS. A NATIONAL MODEL PROJECT INSPIRED BY FOUNDER ERIC HILTON WITH A GRANT PROVIDED BY THE CONRAD N. HILTON FOUNDATION, THREE SQUARE IS A COMMUNITY COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIP WITH BUSINESSES, NON-PROFIT AGENCIES, FOOD DISTRIBUTORS, HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS, THE CLARK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES, THE MEDIA AND THOUSANDS OF VOLUNTEERS TO EFFICIENTLY AND EFFECTIVELY SERVE HOPE TO THOSE IN OUR COMMUNITY STRUGGLING WITH HUNGER.

$500K - $1M
2014

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), formerly known as CaP CURE, is the world’s largest philanthropic source of support for prostate cancer research. PCF was founded in 1993 in order to discover better treatments and a cure for prostate cancer. As of 2012, PCF has raised more than $500 million for research and funded more than 1,600 research projects at nearly 200 institutions in 17 countries. In the past 2 years, 5 new drugs that extend the lives of men with metastatic prostate cancer have been approved by the FDA. PCF initiated and supported academic treatment science that fast-forwarded every one of these approvals.

$500K - $1M
2013

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), formerly known as CaP CURE, is the world’s largest philanthropic source of support for prostate cancer research. PCF was founded in 1993 in order to discover better treatments and a cure for prostate cancer. As of 2012, PCF has raised more than $500 million for research and funded more than 1,600 research projects at nearly 200 institutions in 17 countries. In the past 2 years, 5 new drugs that extend the lives of men with metastatic prostate cancer have been approved by the FDA. PCF initiated and supported academic treatment science that fast-forwarded every one of these approvals.

Political Donations
$5,000
2013

Former Senator from Nevada

$15.2K
2009

Former Senator from Nevada

$2,100
2009

Former Senator from Nevada

Investments
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Ellevest, Inc. provides investment advisory and portfolio management services. The firm manages separate client-focused portfolios. It employs fundamental analysis along with top-down approach to create its portfolios. The company was founded by Sallie Lee Krawcheck and Charlie Kroll in November 2014 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #9
2018
Forbes Magazine - America's Richest Self-Made Women
Rank #1161
2017
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #9
2017
Forbes Magazine - America's Richest Self-Made Women
Events
Speaker
-Los Angeles, CA
2014 Milken Institute Global Conference

People - Opportunities - Solutions

Speaker
Santa Monica, CA, United States
2008 Milken Institute Global Conference

The 2008 Milken Institute Global Conference brought together some of the most extraordinary people in the world - from scientists, business executives and philanthropists to journalists, academics and Nobel laureates - for three days of discussions on how to solve some of our most pressing social, political and economic challenges.

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