“As a local musician I know first-hand what a difference the Community Foundation is making for our creative community through initiatives such as the Artist Relief Fund, and I am also inspired by what the Women’s Fund is working towards accomplishing for our women and girls. I am thrilled to work with the YEP program, which is going to have such a positive impact for generations to come: for high school students, for nonprofit organizations, and for a new generation to see the value of philanthropy as they enter the workforce. I am happy I get to serve the community I call home and to help create the same great opportunities for others that our city has afforded me.” – Cassie Beer, CFRM, Women’s Fund Director
Cassie Beer, Women’s Director Fund, joined the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne in February 2021. Her passion for advocacy, research, and macro-level change fuels her leadership for the Women’s Fund. An Enneagram 3 and iD on the DiSC, Cassie’s top five strengths are significance, competition, achievement, strategy, and intellection.
Cassie has her MA in Professional Communication from Purdue Fort Wayne, CFRM certification from the IU School of Philanthropy, and Facilitation Certification from Purdue University. Before coming to the Community Foundation Cassie taught at Purdue Fort Wayne in the Communication Department. She is a passionate advocate for accessibility and disability rights, serving on the board of the national organization Accessible Festivals to provide training and resources for national touring music festivals.
Cassie lives in Fort Wayne with her husband and their three children. Cassie loves to spend time with her family hiking at Franke Park, playing in Lakeside Park, and riding bikes on the River Greenway. She also enjoys running half marathons and recording music with her band, Rosalind & the Way.