|Other names||Jean Wackes
|Occupation||• CEO of the Case Foundation|
Board member of
|• National Geographic Society Board of Trustees
•Malaria No More
• Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure
• Miraval Resort
• The Potomac School
•National Geographic Ventures
|Spouse(s)||Steve Case (1998–present)|
Jean N. Case (born 1959) is CEO of the Case Foundation, which she and her husband, AOL co-founder Steve Case, created in 1997. In June 2006, she was appointed by George W. Bush as chair of the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation.
In 2007, Case was asked by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to serve as a co-chair of the U.S.-Palestinian Partnership to promote economic opportunity for the Palestinian people, prepare Palestinian youth for the responsibilities of citizenship and good governance, and marshal new private investment in the West Bank.
Case is a board member of Malaria No More, a New York-based nonprofit that was launched at the December 2006 White House Summit to end all deaths caused by malaria. She also serves on the National Geographic Society's board of trustees and on the boards of Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2), ePals, Brainscope, Miraval Resort, SnagFilms, National Geographic Ventures and The Potomac School, as well as on the advisory council of the National Geographic Society and the advisory board to the National Council on Citizenship and the Brain Trust Accelerator Fund.
Early life and education
She held positions as a marketing manager with online information services Source Telecomputing Corporation (The Source) and General Electric Information Services (GEnie), then joined America Online (AOL) serving as Director of Marketing (October 1988), then Vice President, Marketing (August 1989) and finally Vice President, Corporate Communications (April 1993). She left AOL in 1996.
Jean Wackes Villanueva married Steve Case in a 1998 ceremony officiated by the Rev. Billy Graham. They and their four daughters from previous marriages reside in McLean, Virginia, in a mansion that was the childhood home of Jacqueline Bouvier.
Case along with her husband received the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship in 2001. The award was given out by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.. In 2011, Case and her husband were honored as Citizens of the Year by the National Conference on Citizenship and interviewed by Stephanie Strom of The New York Times about their philanthropy.
- "Spectrum (newsletter for employees of GEnie, includes 1986 photo of Jean Wackes)" (PDF). GE Information Services Company. August/September 1986. "Jean Wackes (Senior Communications Specialist, Advertising and Sales Promotion)... Wackes (who had worked for The Source)..."
- National Geographic Society: About Us - Council of Advisors: Jean N. Case
- National Geographic Society Press Room: Press Release Detail
- The Case Foundation: About Us. "The Cases ... in their home states of Hawaii and Florida"
- O'Connor, Lona; Hirschman, Bill (2000-10-17). "AOL Chairman, Wife Donate $8.35 Million to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., School.". South Florida Sun-Sentinel. "Case, a 1978 graduate, and her husband, Steve, chairman of America Online..."
- Information for Jean N. Villanueva from SEC filing for America Online Inc. 1996-10-31.
- "AOL exec takes leave". Washington Business Journal. 1996-10-18. "Jean Villanueva, vice president of corporate communications for America Online Inc., said she will take a six-month leave of absence from the company."
- "Digits: "You've got married"". Wall Street Journal. 1998-07-09. Archived from the original on 1998-07-09. "Steve Case ... has tied the knot with companion Jean Villanueva ... the top public-relations official at AOL until she left the company in 1996. Officiating at the small ceremony was the Rev. Billy Graham."
- Eisler, Kim (2007-02-01). "Second Coming". The Washingtonian.
- "Jean and Steve Case recognized at Citizens of the Year at the Civic Innovators Forum". Retrieved September 22, 2011.
- The Case Foundation
- Video of Jean Case opening the Promoting Innovation Summit, co-hosted by the Case Foundation, the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy and the Domestic Policy Council, April 30, 2010
- Malaria No More
- U.S.-Palestinian Partnership
- "How the New Philanthropy Works" -- Time op-ed by President Bill Clinton, First Lady Laura Bush, and Case Foundation CEO Jean Case, Sept. 24, 2006
- Video of Jean and Steve Case speaking at the 2007 Global Philanthropy Forum, July 5, 2007
- Video of U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, U.S.-Palestinian Partnership (UPP) Chairman Walter Isaacson, and UPP Co-Chairs Ziad Asali and Jean Case-- at a meeting and joint press availability with U.S. business leaders and UPP, April 29, 2008
- Video of Jean Case moderating a panel on "Partners in Service: The Role of the Private Sector" at the 2008 ServiceNation Summit, Sept. 12, 2008