Case, Jean

Case, Jean
CEO, Case Foundation
Chairman, National Geographic Society

Jean Case is an actively engaged philanthropist, investor and a pioneer in the world of interactive technologies. Her career 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 address significant social challenges, harnessing the best impulses of entrepreneurship, innovation, technology and collaboration to drive exponential impact.

In addition to her role as Chairman of the National Geographic Society Board of Trustees, Jean serves on the boards of Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure, White House Historical Association and BrainScope Company, Inc. She also serves on the advisory boards of the Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Initiative, the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, Georgetown University’s Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation, the Brain Trust Accelerator Fund and the George W. Bush Presidential Library Center’s Women’s Initiative Policy Advisory Council.

Jean and Steve joined The Giving Pledge, started by Melinda and Bill Gates and Warren Buffett in 2010. Jean was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2016.  She has also received honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees from Indiana University and from George Mason University.