Jean Case


Honorary Degree (2014)
Doctor of Humane Letters
IUPUI Commencement Ceremony
Location: Indianapolis
Presenter: Michael A. McRobbie


Jean Case is a renowned philanthropist, active investor and pioneer in the world of interactive technologies. Celebrated for her contributions to philanthropic causes around the globe, she has pioneered humanitarian efforts, championed civic engagement and launched new media strategies that have transformed the technology-for-good landscape. Case's unique approach to philanthropy emphasizes a giving voice and providing platforms for everyday citizens to excel and effect change in their own lives.

In 1997, Case and her husband, Steve Case, established the Case Foundation to support changemakers across the globe and find new approaches to solving challenging social problems. Over the years, the Case Foundation has given more than $100 million to nonprofits and social initiatives across the globe, leveraging new technologies, promoting cross-sector partnerships and exploring entrepreneurial approaches.