Susan Case received a MA degree from Teachers College at Columbia University and taught high school English in New York and Boston. In 1969 she moved to Phoenix where she taught both English and the Humanities in the Maricopa Community College system and in the women’s prison. She was also the director of a program for women transitioning out of prison called Women Living Free while working in her family’s business, Charlie Case Tire Company. Among the several boards and organizations she served on in Phoenix were the Arizona Humanities Council, The Wellesley College Club, the Phoenix Library Foundation, The Junior League and Homeward Bound, a housing project for homeless women and their families. She currently lives in Santa Barbara where she is a member of Social Ventures Partners as well as the Women’s Fund. She is on the Ensemble Theatre Board and the Santa Barbara Library Foundation Board. When she moved to Santa Barbara in 2006 she served on the Women’s Fund Research Committee for three years. She is also the captain of a wonderful Women’s Fund group called Women Who Care. Her current philanthropic focus is on food rescue. She and her husband, Claude, have three children and four outstanding grandchildren.