Jean Case is an actively engaged philanthropist and a pioneer in the world of interactive technologies. Her 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. The Case Foundation is recognized for its innovative efforts to increase giving and catalyze civic and business participation, as well as promote innovation, collaboration and leadership in the nonprofit sector.
Prior to co-founding the Case Foundation, Ms. Case was a technology executive in the private sector. As a senior executive at America Online, Inc. she 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 a household utility. Before joining AOL, she held strategic marketing positions at GE’s Information Services Division and at The Source, the nation’s first online service.
In addition to her role as CEO of the Case Foundation, Ms. Case serves in two appointed roles leading strategic public-private efforts, including chair of the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation and co-chair of the U.S.-Palestinian Partnership.
Ms. Case serves on the boards of PlayPumps International, Points of Light Institute, Malaria No More, Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2), ePals, SnagFilms, National Geographic Ventures, and the Potomac School. She also serves on the advisory council of the National Geographic Society and the advisory board to the National Conference on Citizenship.