Since moving Rick Case Automotive Group’s headquarters to South Florida from Ohio in 1985, Rita and Rick Case have built an award-winning company that is one of America’s most respected retail automotive brands, with 14 dealerships throughout South Florida and Atlanta. The dealerships consistently rank in top volume sales nationally and are honored for operational excellence. Today Rita is president and CEO of Rick Case Automotive Group, now the largest female owned and operated independent automotive dealer group in America. She is also a jet pilot and blows glass for extra adventure.
Rita wears many hats, literally and figuratively. She is known for the elegant signature hats she wears whether in a business meeting or building a Habitat for Humanity home. A 2022 Horatio Alger Award recipient, Rita sits on the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Miami Branch Board of Directors; the Horatio Alger Association, Nova Southeastern University and Broward Workshop boards; and served on the Boys & Girls Club of Broward County board for 35+ years and, with Rick, was instrumental in building 12 clubs, serving 12,000 members.
Rita and Rick created, developed and led fundraising initiatives that raised more than $100 million for organizations in South Florida.
In 1982, they launched Rick Case Bikes for Kids, which continues today and has provided 125,000+ bikes to children in need during the holidays in South Florida and Atlanta. Their children, Ryan and Raquel, join Rita in the business and as philanthropic pillars in the community, taking leadership roles. In addition to Boys & Girls Clubs, additional nonprofits and initiatives the family and company support are Habitat for Humanity, United Way, Feeding South Florida, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Broward Health, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Women in Distress, Holy Cross Health, Humane Society of Broward, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Nova Southeastern University, Museum of Discovery & Science, University of Miami Health System, Ease Foundation, Prestige Club, Here’s Help, Junior Achievement of South Florida, Governor Leroy Collins Farm Park, JAFCO, Huizenga Park Reimagined, college and vocational scholarships for deserving students, and through the 4EveryKid initiative, Rita and Soles4Souls provide new, name-brand athletic shoes to students experiencing homelessness. Rita is a former member of the Community
Foundation Board of Directors and recently served on the Foundation’s Strategic Planning Committee. She knows the value of the Foundation’s work and how it can further her family’s legacy of impact.
The Case family partnered with the Community Foundation to establish the Rita and Rick Case Family Fund to fuel their lifetime commitment to philanthropy. Through this fund, Rita and her children Ryan and Raquel will continue to open the door of opportunity for others.
Since moving to Broward County, the Case family has had a profound influence in uplifting countless children and families in South Florida. Their philanthropy has been life-changing for residents who need an economic lift. The Rita and Rick Case Family Fund will ensure support for initiatives that have the greatest impact on children, families, education and health care.
Through their partnership with the Community Foundation, which also includes a future estate gift, they are making a commitment that their legacy will continue for years to come.
“Rick and I relocated our business here, raised our children here and have always looked for opportunities to improve the health, education and economy of our communities, which is so important to us. We have a passion for charitable work and have enjoyed our philanthropy every step of the way.” – Rita Case
More About Our Community Builders
Community Builders are BOLD leaders who partner with the Community Foundation to establish endowed charitable Funds of $1 million or more to shape a brighter future for the community they love.
Through the power of endowment, the gifts from these individuals, families and local organizations fuel innovation and tackle Broward’s biggest issues today and forever.
How To Become A Community Builder
Thanks to the momentum of our BE BOLD Leadership Campaign, more visionary local philanthropists are stepping up to join the ranks of our Community Builders.
The BE BOLD Leadership Campaign sparks innovation, inspires new thinking and uses the power of endowment to create permanent resources that tackle Broward’s big challenges. With a one-time gift or a pledge to build your support over time, you can create an endowed charitable Fund and become a Community Builder who shapes a brighter future for Broward.
To learn more about our Community Builders and the BE BOLD Leadership Campaign, contact Vice President of Philanthropic Services Kelly Marmol at firstname.lastname@example.org or 954-761-9503.