In this issue, meet Board of Trustees member J. Scott Beckendorf

J. Scott Beckendorf

A member of the Board of Trustees since January of 2010, Scott Beckendorf previously served on UIW’s development board for 14 years. As a development board member, he served on various committees to include the Nominations committee, Communications committee, Swing-In Auction Party committee, the Swing-In Golf Tournament committee, and later served as the chairman of the development board.

“During my time as a volunteer at UIW,” said Beckendorf. “I got to know most of the past and present Board of Trustee members and was honored when I was asked to join the Board of Trustees.”

Proudly nominated by UIW, Beckendorf was chosen as the 2010 Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser honoree by the San Antonio Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. The honorary category recognizes individuals who have demonstrated leadership in fundraising campaigns. He volunteers not only for UIW but for a number of other non-profit organizations including the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio and the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.

As a board member, Beckendorf seeks to help perpetuate the Mission and legacy of UIW. He believes the board’s long term goals have always been to offer the best faith-based education to meet the needs of San Antonio and communities of South Texas.

“I have always been impressed with the history of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and all the great things the organization has done for the city of San Antonio, such as Santa Rosa Hospital, Incarnate Word High School, UIW, the Chapel of the Incarnate Word and Retirement Village, and I feel it is important to help continue their well-established vision,” said Beckendorf.

Beckendorf grew up in Fredericksburg, Texas where his parents Charles and Dawn Beckendorf raised five children. His late father was a renowned artist whose gallery in Fredericksburg is celebrating its 42nd year in business.

He is CEO and president of his family owned Liquor, Beer and Wine Retail business, which operates in eight states and has been in business for 44 years. He has free standing stores in Texas named Western Beverages as well as three San Antonio Liquors at Costco stores around the city. All of his out-of-state stores are adjacent to Costco Wholesale locations.

Beckendorf and his wife, Karin, of 26 years, have two children, Charles, 22, and Sophie Rose, 19.

Beckendorf said what he enjoys most about UIW is experiencing the growth of the university. Each year, Beckendorf said he looks forward to the lighting of the campus for the holidays, football and basketball season, and the Swing-In Auction Party and Golf Tournament.