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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield Hall 218
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Marcia Van Beek Appointed
Director of Major Gifts
For UW-Eau Claire Foundation
phone (715) 836-4741
fax (715) 836-2900

MAILED: Jan. 31, 2000

EAU CLAIRE — An active fund-raising volunteer with strong ties to the Chippewa Valley has been named director of major gifts for the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Foundation.
The appointment of Marcia R. Van Beek, former executive director of Eau Claire Academy, was announced by Foundation President Jack Fistler. The appointment is effective Jan. 24.
Van Beek is taking over the position formerly held by Carole Halberg, who now serves as special assistant to the chancellor at UW-Eau Claire.
"We are pleased to welcome Marcia to our advancement team," Fistler said. "Her dedication to UW-Eau Claire, connections in the community and disciplined work style will serve her well in helping to expand our base of private support."
As major gifts director Van Beek will be responsible for securing major gifts in support of UW-Eau Claire programs. As a senior member of the development staff, she will engage in direct development of major gifts and provide direct staff support for the chancellor and other university leaders and fund-raising volunteers. She will plan and host campus visits and special events and represent UW-Eau Claire at various fund-raising and other appropriate meetings.
"For 30 years the university has been an important part of my family's life, and I am delighted to be able to work with the development staff in this new capacity," Van Beek said.
Van Beek brings over 20 years of experience in organization management, including program development and assessment, budget and personnel management. As executive director of Eau Claire Academy for the past eight years, she directed a staff of more than 280 people. Prior to that she was director of clinical services at the Academy for 10 years with previous experience as a therapist.
She has been actively involved in the Eau Claire community as a member of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation board, past co-chairwoman of the Friends of Music Steering Committee, United Way of Eau Claire board, Rotary Club and Eau Claire Master Singers. As a volunteer she has been involved in several fund-raising activities, including the university's successful piano project.
A UW-Eau Claire alumna, she graduated in 1973 with a bachelor's degree in social work. She earned a master's degree in social work from the University of Minnesota. She and her husband Jack Kaiser, an Eau Claire attorney, are the parents of John, 18, and Maggie, 16.

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Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741

Updated: Jan. 31, 2000