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Case Foundation and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Executives Provide Industry Link and Mentorship to Students

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December 18, 2013


Leaders from the Case Foundation and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
to Provide Mentorship to Students

Washington, D.C. – The Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI) at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business welcomes Jean Case, chief executive officer of the Case Foundation, and Michael Dupee, the Vice President for Innovation at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, as Executives in Residence for the 2013-14 academic year.

The Executive in Residence Program is designed to help students and faculty gain direct knowledge and insight from and build deeper relationships with practitioners in the field of social enterprise, while also building the intellectual capital of the Global Social Enterprise Initiative.

“Jean and Mike are going to be tremendous assets to our initiative,” said Bill Novelli, distinguished professor of the practice at Georgetown McDonough and GSEI founder. “They love working with students, they are national leaders in creating financial and social impact for companies and other organizations, and they are natural mentors and teachers.”

 Jean Case

Jean Case is an actively engaged philanthropist and investor; and a pioneer in the world of interactive technologies.  Jean spent more than two decades as an executive in the private sector, where she led marketing and branding efforts for AOL, before she and her husband, Steve Case, created the Case Foundation in 1997. The Case Foundation is recognized for its innovative efforts to increase giving and catalyze civic and business participation, as well as promote innovation, collaboration and leadership in the nonprofit sector.

Jean 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 board of the Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Initiative and the Brain Trust Accelerator Fund.


Jean and Steve joined The Giving Pledge, and publicly reaffirmed their commitment to give away the majority of their wealth to fund worthy charitable causes, and in the same year were named to Barron’s “25 Best Givers” list.

Michael Dupee

Michael Dupee serves as vice president for innovation at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, where he leads efforts to embed sustainability into the company’s product innovation and design processes. In his previous role as vice president for corporate social responsibility, Dupee established and built its award-winning, internationally recognized corporate sustainability function by delivering shared value, providing strategic direction and focus for the company’s programs, managing the company’s portfolio of integrated sustainability initiatives, effectively deploying more than $49 million globally, and generating increased understanding of and recognition for the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility programs.

Dupee serves on the board of Grounds for Health, an international nonprofit whose mission is to create sustainable and effective cervical cancer prevention and treatment programs in coffee-growing communities, and on the Vermont Council on Rural Development, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Vermonters and Vermont communities develop their capacity to create a prosperous and sustainable future through coordination, collaboration, and the effective use of public and private resources. He became a Donella Meadows Leadership Fellow in 2005 and an Aspen Institute First Mover Fellow in 2011.


Previously, Dupee was a vice president at Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York, making and managing opportunistic investments in distressed financial assets from 2000 to 2004. He earned a J.D., cum laude, and Master’s in Business Administration degrees at Georgetown University and a B.A. in History, magna cum laude, from Boston College.

About the Global Social Enterprise Initiative
The Global Social Enterprise Initiative at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business aims to prepare current and future leaders to make responsible management decisions that yield both economic and social value. Through practical training for global business leaders, the initiative advocates for transformative solutions to the world’s significant challenges in health and well-being, economic growth, the environment, and international development. Learn more at

About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business provides a transformational education through classroom and experiential learning, preparing students to graduate as principled leaders in service to business and society. Through numerous centers, initiatives, and partnerships, Georgetown McDonough seeks to create a meaningful impact on business practice through both research and teaching. All academic programs provide a global perspective, woven through the undergraduate and graduate curriculum in a way that is unique to Washington, D.C. – the nexus of world business and policy – and to Georgetown University’s connections to global partner organizations and a world-wide alumni network. Founded in 1957, Georgetown McDonough is home to some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 1,200 participants in executive degree and open enrollment programs. Learn more at Follow us on Twitter @msbgu.


Teresa Mannix
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