Jean Case

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Jean Case Co-Founder, Case Foundation.

"An actively engaged philanthropist and a pioneer in the world of interactive technologies, Jean Case's career as a technology executive in the private sector spanned nearly two decades before she and her husband, Steve Case, created the Case Foundation in 1997.

"Prior to the founding of the Case Foundation, Mrs. Case's role as a senior executive at America Online, Inc. (AOL) contributed to an online revolution that changed the way millions of people learn, communicate, and do business. At AOL, Mrs. Case directed the marketing and branding effort that launched the AOL service, directed the communications strategy for taking the company public, and helped establish AOL as not just a household name, but a household utility. Mrs. Case's passion for all things digital didn't begin at AOL. Before joining AOL when it was a small startup, she held strategic marketing positions at GE's Information Services Division and at The Source, the nation's first online service.

"Mrs. Case has been honored for her philanthropic work by City Year, Habitat for Humanity, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center, which recognizes leaders who use their assets and resources to improve American lives and institutions. In addition, King Abdullah II of Jordan personally recognized Mrs. Case for her efforts to bridge the global digital divide.

"In addition to serving as chair of the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation, she serves on the boards of Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure, ePals (formerly in2Books), Millennium Promise, PlayPumps, and the Potomac School in McLean, Va., as well as the advisory council of the National Geographic Society and the advisory board to the National Conference on Citizenship." [1]

"In addition to her role as CEO of the Case Foundation, Jean has served in two appointed roles leading strategic public-private efforts, including chair of the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation and in her ongoing role as co-chair of the U.S.-Palestinian Partnership." [1]

She is married to Steve Case.

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  1. Directors, Malaria no More, accessed November 28, 2007.
  2. Advisory Council, Global Philanthropy Forum, accessed January 9, 2010.