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About Jean Case

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. A passionate believer in all things digital and the amazing potential of technology to change the world for the better, Jean and her team focus the efforts of the Foundation around many of the same entrepreneurial approaches she and Steve cultivated throughout their business careers. The Case Foundation is recognized for its leadership in leveraging new technologies and applying innovative approaches to increase giving; catalyzing civic and business participation; and promoting innovation, collaboration and leadership in the nonprofit sector.

Jean and Steve joined The Giving Pledge, started by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett in 2010, and publicly reaffirmed their commitment to give away the majority of their wealth to fund worthy charitable causes. The same year, they were named to Barron’s “25 Best Givers” list. In 2013, Jean was named a finalist for the “Most Admired Nonprofit CEO” award by the Washington Business Journal, which in 2011 named her Corporate Philanthropist of the Year. The National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) also honored Jean and Steve as the 2011 Citizens of the Year. In 2014, Jean was conferred an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

Prior to co-founding the Case Foundation, Jean spent her career as a technology executive in the private sector. As a senior executive at America Online, Inc. (AOL), Jean 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.

Jean has served in two appointed roles leading strategic public-private efforts, including the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, to which she was appointed as Chair by President George W. Bush, and as Co-chair of the U.S.-Palestinian Partnership. She serves on the National Geographic Society Board of Trustees, as well as on the boards of Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2), SnagFilms 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 U.S. National Advisory Board to the Social Impact Investing Task Force (SIITF) established by the G8.

Host Committee

Fred J. Ali
President and CEO
Weingart Foundation

Ken Brecher
Library Foundation of Los Angeles

Louise Henry Bryson

Jacqueline Caster
President and Founder
Everychild Foundation

Cara Esposito
Executive Director
Leonetti/O’Connell Family Foundation

Jeff Hoffman
Jeff Hoffman & Associates, Global CSR and Philanthropy

Surina Khan
Chief Executive Officer
Women’s Foundation of California

John E. Kobara
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
California Community Foundation

Leslie A. Lassiter
Managing Director
Market Manager - Southern California
J.P. Morgan Private Bank

Rachel Levin

Janice Pober
Senior Vice President
Global Corporate Social Responsibility
Sony Pictures Entertainment

Gael Sylvia Pullen
Sylvia Global Media Network
Girls Fly! Global Call to Action for Women & Girls

Wendy Wachtell
Joseph Drown Foundation

Marilyn Wells
The John and Marilyn Wells Family Foundation

Philanthropic Partners Program

An investment in The Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy is an opportunity to strengthen philanthropy, both locally and nationally, and to help build effective partnerships across the public, for-profit, and nonprofit sectors to advance community problem solving. The Center invites individuals, foundations, and corporations to become Philanthropic Partners by making annual contributions to The Center and by actively engaging in its intellectual work.

The Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy thanks our Philanthropic Partners for their generous support:

The Ahmanson Foundation
The Herb Alpert Foundation
The Annenberg Foundation*
Bank of America*
The Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation
Blue Shield of California Foundation
The Louis L. Borick Foundation
John and Louise Bryson
California Community Foundation*
The California Endowment*
The California Wellness Foundation
The Carol and James Collins Foundation
Roy and Patricia Disney Family Foundation
Joseph Drown Foundation*

Dwight Stuart Youth Fund
The Eisner Foundation*
Goldman Sachs & Co.*
The John Randolph Haynes and
Dora Haynes Foundation
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
The James Irvine Foundation
Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles
JPMorgan Chase & Co.*
Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation*
Leonetti/O’Connell Family Foundation*
Moss Adams, LLP
The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation
The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation*

The Reis Foundation, Inc.
Roll Global, LLC
The Rose Hills Foundation
The Seaver Institute
William E. Simon Foundation
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Starkey Hearing Foundation*
UniHealth Foundation
MUFG Union Bank Foundation
Esther and Tom Wachtell*
The Walt Disney Company
Weingart Foundation*
The Lawrence Welk Family Foundation*
Wells Fargo*

*Denotes support at Sustaining Partners level

(as of March 1, 2015)

Join Us

Our Sustaining Philanthropic Partners play a key leadership role in strengthening philanthropy by contributing $25,000 or more each year.

Our Philanthropic Partners make an annual contribution of $10,000 or more (for organizations) or $5,000 or more (for individuals).
Please join us in our efforts to transform philanthropy and strengthen our communities.
For more information or to become a Philanthropic Partner, please contact:

Farrah Azizi
Assistant Director & Director of Development and External Relations
The Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy
Sol Price School of Public Policy
University of Southern California
Lewis Hall, Room 210
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626
(213) 740-1776

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