Executive Director, The Race Day Foundation
After a successful career as an architectural graphic designer, a serendipitous email led Jill Beck to find her passion in life: blending her love of all-things automotive with a desire to make a difference in the lives of children and families battling life-changing illness. Transitioning from design to nonprofit, Ms. Beck joined the New York-based Children's Tumor Foundation in 2008. Whilst undertaking design duties for the foundation, she developed and directed an experiential fundraising program, Racing4Research. Leveraging her roots in the automotive and motorsports community, the program raised nearly $4 million dollars and untold amounts of awareness of neurofibromatosis (NF), a genetic disorder that also affects her family.
With experience in IMSA, Pirelli World Challenge, NASCAR, IndyCar and even a little off-roading in the SCORE Baja 1000, Ms. Beck has been responsible for cultivating successful partnerships with drivers, racing teams, corporate partners, automotive manufacturers, and sanctioning bodies generating at-track experiences for hundreds of deserving families across North America.
Jill Beck is a graduate of ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California, not far from where she spent her formative years. In 2015, Ms. Beck nominated and successfully led the winning campaign of NF Hero and philanthropic artist Jeff Hanson, recipient of The NASCAR Foundation's Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award.