The Beck PRIDE Center
for America's wounded veterans

THE BECK FOUNDATION WAS CONCEIVED IN 2005, TURNING ONE NORTHERN VIRGINIA FAMILY'S VISION TO HELP INTO A REALITY. DURING THE FIRST YEAR, THE BECK FOUNDATION MADE SEVERAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE COMMUNITY. AMONG THE RECIPIENTS OF THESE CONTRIBUTIONS WERE THE INOVA KELLAR CENTER (CARDINAL BANK COMMUNITY FUND), AND THE GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION.

2014

In 2014, the Beck Foundation recognized many grants. Two generous grants were awarded to the George Mason University Foundation. The first grant awarded was for the College of Science to support the Academic Fusion Center. The second grant was awarded to the School of Engineering to support a Faculty Fellowship. The Foundation also supported ecological endeavors contributing to the Tamarack Environmental Preservation along with the North Carolina Masonboro Explorers. In 2014, the Beck Foundation also made contributions to:

  • Lycoming College
  • Kena Shriners
  • Wilfong Cemetery
  • Jimmerson Cemetery
  • Canine Companion
  • Army Emergency Relief
  • 12th Man Foundation
  • The House, Inc.
  • Burke Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department
  • Catlett Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department
  • Special Olympics
  • Arkansas State University Foundation
  • Feed the Hungry
  • National MS Society
  • Slavic Gospel Association

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2013

In 2013, the Beck Foundation established two new grants for the George Mason University Foundation. One was in support of the College of History regarding a Word War I Program and the second was in support of the College of Music Steinway Piano Program. The Foundation continued to support the Sigma Pi Educational Foundation, Army War College Foundation and the Inova Kellar Center to name a few. Other grants the Beck Foundation also contributed to in 2013 were:

  • Toys for Tots
  • American Cancer Society
  • Sigma Omicron Chapter of AOII
  • Silverbrook Methodist Church
  • Zalma Baptist Church
  • Bright Prospect Baptist Church
  • USC Annual Fund
  • C-6 Educational Foundation
  • Smile Train
  • Salvation Army
  • Florida Methodist Children’s Home
  • House of Ruth
  • Southeast Missouri Food Bank
  • San Diego Woodturners
  • Arkansas State University Foundation

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2012

In 2012, the Beck Foundation made several large grants. A grant to Arkansas State University Foundation was given in support of two scholarships. The first scholarship established was for a ROTC member excelling in academics as well as being a collegiate athlete. The second scholarship was established for a ROTC member studying Engineering. The Foundation also supported several natural disaster relief funds which included relief for the tornado victims as well as the victims of Hurricane Sandy. In 2012, the Beck Foundation also made contributions to:

  • Jewish National Fund
  • House of Ruth
  • 12th Man Foundation
  • USC Viterbi School of Engineering
  • Wrightsville Beach Volunteer Fire Fighters
  • Southeast Missouri Food Bank
  • Smile Train
  • Ranger Special Activity Fund
  • Fairfax County Park Foundation
  • Florida United Methodist Children’s Home
  • National MS Society
  • George Mason University Foundation
  • Inova Kellar Center
  • MHS Alumni Association
  • Sigma Pi Educational Foundation

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2011

In 2011, the Beck Foundation approved a number of grants. A sizeable grant was given to Arkansas State University. This grant given to Arkansas State University was in support of the Institute of Advanced Concepts in the Colleges of Science and Mathematics. The Foundation continued to support Veterans programs such as the Sigma Pi Educational Foundation, San Diego Woodturners, and Honor Flight. Grants were also made to a number of churches and charities in honor or in memory of loved ones. Other organizations the Beck Foundation contributed to in 2011 were:

  • C-6 Educational Foundation
  • Donnelly Volunteer Fire Department
  • Arkansas State University Foundation - Athletics
  • Salvation Army
  • The Institute of World Politics
  • George Mason University Foundation - Athletics
  • George Mason University Foundation - Music Department
  • Inova Kellar Center
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • Army Emergency Relief
  • Army War College Foundation
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington - Cameron School of Business
  • Forrest Heights Elementary School
  • Lycoming College
  • PCF Athletes for a Cure

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2010

In 2010, the Beck Foundation made several large grants. The first, a generous grant to the George Mason University Foundation in support of the Computer Game Design program within the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Also in 2010, The Foundation gave another donation to the Sigma Pi Educational Foundation in support of Governor Mike Beebe’s Veterans Fund. The most recent charitable donation in 2010 has been in support of several Haiti relief funds: Gleaning for the World, Project Medishare for Haiti, and the Sudley Methodist Church Haiti Relief Fund. In addition, the Beck Foundation has also contributed to:

  • Luke's Wings
  • Spotlight on the Arts -- Fairfax County
  • George Mason University Foundation -- Doc Nix's sports music program
  • George Mason University Foundation -- Computer Game Design program
  • George Mason University Foundation -- Athletics
  • The Salvation Army – Elderly Services
  • Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy
  • Robinson Secondary School – Fairfax County
  • Zalma Baptist Church
  • Bluewater Baptist Church
  • Bright Prospect Baptist Church
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Children's Educational Fund
  • Tigerlilly Foundation
  • American Red Cross - National Capitol Region

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2009

In 2009, the Beck Foundation made four very notable grants. The first grant was given to the George Mason University Foundation in support of The Center for Sports Medicine and Athletic Training. The second grant, given to the Humane Society of the United States, was in support of their new anti-dog fighting initiative. A third grant was given to the Shashamane Foundation to provide an adequate educational environment and resources for children in Ethiopia. The last grant in 2009 was presented to the Sigma Pi Educational Foundation in support of Governor Mike Beebe's Veterans Fund. In 2009, the Beck Foundation also made contributions to:

  • Alzheimer's Association
  • St. Jude's Children’s Research Center
  • George Mason University Foundation -- Athletics
  • University of Southern California
  • The Joyce Coffee Scholarship Fund
  • Sudley Methodist Church -- Mission trip to Haiti
  • Army Emergency Relief
  • Hospice of Eastern Idaho
  • St. Bernard’s Foundation
  • Zalma Baptist Church
  • Bright Prospect Baptist Church
  • Michele and David Cote Memorial Scholarship
  • Sigma Pi Educational Foundation
  • Bluewater Baptist Church
  • Eastern States Buddhist Temple

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2008

The Beck Foundation endowed four university scholarships. Two scholarships were endowed at George Mason University in honor of the founder's children, Michael and Debi, one scholarship was endowed at the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Cameron School of Business in honor of the founder's granddaughter, Emily, and one scholarship was endowed at Arkansas State University.

In the same year, the Beck Foundation generously gave to the George Mason University Foundation in support of their new Computer Game Design program within the College of Visual and Performing Arts. In addition, the Foundation also made another annual donation to the Inova Kellar Center in support of the Cardinal Bank Community Fund. Other organizations the Beck Foundation contributed to in 2008 were:

  • Gleaning for the World
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • George Mason University Foundation -- Athletics
  • Zalma Baptist Church
  • Stokelan Drive Christian Church
  • Bright Prospect Baptist Church

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2007

The Beck PRIDE Center was created at Arkansas State University with a significant grant from the Beck Foundation. The program was established for America's wounded veterans where PRIDE is an acronym for, "Personal Rehabilitation Individual Development and Education."

In the same year, the Beck Foundation also made three substantial grants. The first grant went to the George Mason University Foundation for The Center for Sports Medicine and Athletic Training, the second went to Arkansas State University Foundation for the Technology Commercialization Center, and the third went to the Sigma Pi Educational Foundation in support of Governor Mike Beebe's Veterans Fund. In addition, the Beck Foundation gave the Sigma Pi Educational Foundation another sizeable contribution for housing construction on the Arkansas State University campus. During 2007, the Foundation also made contributions to:

  • National Youth Leadership Forum
  • Ron Shrum Evangelistic Association
  • Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates
  • Inova Kellar Center
  • Zalma Baptist Church
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • George Mason University Foundation
  • Bright Prospect Baptist Church

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2006

The Beck Foundation was continuing to grow, as well as planning for a number of large grants in the following years. During this year, the Beck Foundation made several contributions, including two follow up contributions from recipients in 2005. During this year, the Beck Foundation made contributions to:

  • Ronald McDonald House
  • George Mason University Foundation
  • Inova Kellar Center -- Cardinal Bank Community Fund
  • Army Emergency Relief

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AWARDS
2010
Honorary Event:Sigma Pi Educational Foundation for the Mike Beebe Veterans Fund
2009
Walter M. Schirra Leadership Award:
Diamond Award, Arkansas National Guard
Minuteman Award, Arkansas National Guard
Fisher House Foundation 2009 Newman's Own Award: $5,000 for the Beck PRIDE Center
Department of Defense Appropriations Act: $1.6 Million awarded to the Beck PRIDE Center
Honorary Event: Sigma Pi Educational Foundation for the Mike Beebe Veterans Fund
2008
Wal-Mart grant: $100,000 for the Beck PRIDE Center
2007
Honorary Event: Sigma Pi Educational Foundation, Mike Beebe Veterans Fund