Laura Bush announces a $60 million partnership between the U.S. Government and the Case Foundation at the Clinton Global Initiative conference in New York on September 20, 2006. With her, from left, are: Raymond Chambers, Chairman, MCJ and Amelier Foundations; former President Bill Clinton; and Jean and Steve Case.
|Other names||Jean Wackes
|Occupation||• CEO of the Case Foundation|
|Board member of||• National Geographic Society Board of Trustees (Chairman)
• Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure
• White House Historical Association
•Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society
•Georgetown Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation
|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. The Cases joined the Giving Pledge in 2011, committing to give away a majority of their wealth.
In June 2006, she was appointed by President George W. Bush to chair 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.
In 2016, Jean gave a TedXMidAtlantic talk where she highlighted the importance innovators have played in the history of the United States and examined the state of entrepreneurship today. Case argued there is a tremendous opportunity to seize by expanding access to capital by investing in women and entrepreneurs of color and set forward a series of steps for all to join in on building an inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem that would give everyone an equal chance at unlocking the American Dream.
In 2017, the 20th Anniversary of the founding of the Case Foundation, Jean and husband Steve, launched a year-long “Get In The Arena” campaign, calling on citizens to embrace the ethos of President Theodore Roosevelt “Man In The Arena” speech and to “Get In The Arena” by taking action on issues and challenges that mattered most in their lives and communities.
In February 2016, Case was elected as Chairman of the National Geographic Society's board of trustees  and also serves on the boards of Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure, and Brainscope, as well as the advisory councils of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and the Civil Society, Georgetown University's Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation, and the Brain Trust Accelerator Fund.
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 Villanueva and Steve Case married in 1998 in a ceremony officiated by the Rev. Billy Graham. Today they reside in McLean, Virginia, in a mansion that was the childhood home of Jacqueline Bouvier.
Awards and recognition
Jean and Steve Case were named by Barron's Magazine as one of the "25 Best Givers" in 2011 and one of the "9 Most Generous Tech Entrepreneurs" by Fast Company in 2013. They 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.. Jean and Steve Case were honored with the Lifetime of Idealism Award by City Year in 2009 and honored as Citizens of the Year by the National Conference on Citizenship in 2011
Jean was named the Washington Business Journal's Corporate Philanthropist of the Year in 2011. In 2013 she received the Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award from Wake Forest University and was a finalist for the Washington Business Journal's "Most Admired Nonprofit CEO." That same year she as a mentor for the Wall Street Journal's "Startup of the Year."
In 2014, Jean received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy for her philanthropic work., and in 2015 she received an honorary Doctor of Humane letters from George Mason University 
In 2016, Jean was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Jean and Steve Case have personally invested in and leveraged new online platforms for social good, such as Network for Good, Causes, and MissionFish. In 2011, she opened Early Mountain Vineyards, a 300-acre property in Virginia.
- "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
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- TEDx Talks (2017-01-10), Unlocking the American Dream | Jean Case | TEDxMidAtlantic, retrieved 2017-02-07
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Case, a 1978 graduate, and her husband, Steve, chairman of America Online..., graduating in 1978.
- 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.
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- "Three to receive honorary degrees during IUPUI commencement". IUPUI Newsroom. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
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- "1 Billion Reasons to Celebrate with Network for Good". Case Foundation. Retrieved 2014-05-02.
- The Case Foundation
- Jean and Steve Case on their strategy for changing the world
- It’s Time To Be Fearless, Stanford Social Innovation Review
- How to Build the Perfect Philanthropy, Time magazine, Oct. 10, 2012
- on YouTube
- White House Hosts Innovation Forum for Philanthropists, Chronicle of Philanthropy
- Steve and Jean Case on discuss philanthropy with NYSE CEO Duncan Niederauer
- What Happens When You Infuse Philanthropy With Tech Entrepreneurial Spirit?
- 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
- on YouTube 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
- Video of Jean Case's TedXMidAtlantic Talk on the Importance of Entrepreneurship and Innovators
- Jean Case on Unlocking the American Dream