May 25, 2022
Mary Beckman has been described as many things, a professor, a musician, and a giver. She spent her life passing her passion of music, specifically the harp to younger generations.
She was a professor as the University of Northern Iowa and also impacted her students through private music lessons. One of her former students described her as,
“A good person who always pushed people to be the best version of themselves.”
Mary’s passion for benefiting the lives of others was able to continue after her passing because of the endowment funds she established through the Cedar Falls Community Foundation. The Mary Beckman Endowment: Cedar Bend Human Society Fund and the Mary Beckman Endowment: Cedar Falls Public Library Fund. Both carry out her values and allow Mary to continue impacting people still today.
If you want to make a difference like Mary you can create an endowment fund through the CFCF that will provide funds to projects you deem important for years to come.