Secretary, Board of Directors


Retired, Wood County Schools
Board member since 2006

Raised in Parkersburg, Ann is a graduate of Parkersburg High School, Marshall University (BA, Education, 1963), and West Virginia University (MA, Reading, 1967). She taught reading in several Wood County elementary schools before becoming Wood County Schools Reading Supervisor. She retired in 1998 with 35 years of service and subsequently became an adjunct professor for the WV Graduate College Reading Dept. for several years. She spends her time actively involved with nonprofit organizations throughout the region and engaging in community life. Ann’s distinguished leadership skills have led her to serve on the Board of Advisors for the Smoot Theatre, West Virginia Symphony-Parkersburg and the United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley. Her skills have also guided her to serve as State President of WV State Reading Association and P.E.O. Sisterhood. She is actively involved in children’s programming, Finance Board and staff relations at Emmanuel Baptist Church and is currently a member of West Virginia Symphony-Parkersburg and Chapter L.P.E.O. In her free time, Ann enjoys reading and traveling in her spare time. She is married to Jim Beck and has one daughter, two-step sons, and seven grandchildren.

Favorite thing about the PACF: "My favorite thing about the PACF is how we are able to help make a difference in our community through grants, scholarships and programming (Civic Leaders Fellowships, grant writing training etc.) The PACF offers a way for individuals to continue to make a difference in our community now and after their death by becoming a Legacy Society member and/or establishing a scholarship, Donor Advised fund, Donor Designated Fund or Field of Interest Fund."

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