Mentor- Metro Detroit

Elaine Lewis

Detroit Tigers

Concluding her 12th season with the Tigers, having joined the club in early 1999 to help orchestrate a successful opening of Comerica Park.

  • Oversees all aspects of club’s public and community affairs department including player and alumni relations, Tigers Wives, memorabilia donations, speakers bureau and other community outreach programs.
  • Oversees the Detroit Tigers Foundation, the team’s charity, which has given away over $4 million in grants, Tigers tickets and scholarships since its inception in 2005.
  • Responsible for the Tigers Winter Caravan, a comprehensive community and media tour throughout the State of Michigan and parts of northern Ohio and southern Ontario, Canada.
  • Plays a pivotal role in developing programs that encourage Detroit’s youth to embrace the game of baseball highlighted by the 2008 launch of Play Baseball Detroit, a program that touched over 10,000 inner-city youth in its first two years.
  • Orchestrates the annual Negro Leagues Celebration overseeing an outreach to over 1,000 Detroit-area churches and charitable organizations.
  • Serves as the Detroit Tigers representative to Major League Baseball (MLB) for all community based club initiatives as well as MLB’s Diverse Business Partner’s Program.
  • Serves as a board member of several organizations including Ilitch Charities, the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy, Black Family Development, and CATCH – Sparky Anderson’s Charity for Children.
  • Michigan Chronicle’s Women of Excellence Award 2009 recipient
  • Earned an undergraduate degree in accounting from Wayne State University and a masters degree from Central Michigan University.
  • Resides in northwest Detroit with her husband, Freman.