Our Team
Natalie Beck

Position: President

Phone: 217-429-3000

E-mail: nbeck@maconcountygives.org

The Community Foundation of Macon County is blessed by the people who believe in the power of philanthropy and who devote their energy, time and resources for the benefit of others. Your generous spirit inspires us, and we are humbled by your continued support of the work we do.

As president and CEO of The Community Foundation of Macon County, Natalie provides the vision and leadership for shaping the Foundation’s role as a civic leader, philanthropic partner and charitable giving vehicle. She brings together a rich background in philanthropy, nonprofit administration and public policy advocacy. Since taking the helm at CFMC, Natalie has championed efforts to increase local giving from CFMC donors and she believes in philanthropy’s unique ability to deliver “innovation capital” while leveraging partnerships. Under her leadership, the CFMC, which is among the eight largest Illinois community foundations for total giving and assets, has adopted a strategic focus on diversity, equity and inclusion. She also developed an award-winning Young Leaders in Action philanthropy initiative, bringing together youth from all 11 high schools located in Macon County. YLIA was honored as the recipient of the 2020 Illinois Governor’s Cup Award.

Beck is advocate for philanthropy on the state level, serving as a board member with Forefront, the nation's only statewide membership association for nonprofits, foundations, public agencies and advisors. She is also a board member of the Alliance of Illinois Community Foundations and NPR Illinois. Locally, she serves on the boards of The Ameren Energy Assistance Foundation, Decatur Boys & Girls Club and Decatur Rotary #180.

Natalie is an Illinois native and graduate of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign where she received her Bachelors in Journalism and Masters of Science. She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive with 25 years of experience in not-for-profit management. She is currently completing her Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy designation.

She lives in Decatur with her husband Matt, owner of BeckTech, and has three married daughters and 11 grandchildren.