Jeff Beckman - Board Member
Beckman is Executive Director of Development for the Salvation Army Western Division which is headquartered in Omaha. He has 31 years of nonprofit leadership experience. Jeff has served as Executive Director of the NET Foundation for Television and Radio, Lincoln, Nebraska, Nebraska Children's Home Society Foundation, Omaha, and the Nebraska March of Dimes Chapter. He also served Senior Vice President of the United Way of the Midlands in Omaha. Jeff was the on-air pledge host of NET Television for many years and was host and Executive Producer of Nebraska Philanthropy: Investing in Our Future.
Over the past three decades, Jeff has been a change agent for the nonprofit organizations, foundations and development departments he's led. The March of Dimes and NET Foundation for Television both led the nation in various long-term revenue and membership growth categories under his leadership. He has led several successful capital campaigns, including the NET Inspire Nebraska Campaign and he's led organizations that have collectively raised hundreds of millions of dollars. He created several major fundraising initiatives over the years, including The NET Sports Partners Club, and the Nebraska Nurse of the Year Awards.
A graduate of the University of Nebraska-Kearney, Jeff and his wife Susan are the parents of two adult children and have one grandchild. They reside in Omaha, Nebraska.