Values and Principles

The work of Beccaria and Associates, LLC activities is characterized by the following values and principles:

  • Ethical behavior to preserve the public trust
  • Accountability to the client
  • Compassion and responsiveness to our community
  • Fair, respectful, honest in professional relations
  • Integrity and passion in pursuit of philanthropic excellence


Louis J. Beccaria Ph.D. (PRINCIPAL)

Professional Expertise:

  • Over 50 years working in the fields of Philanthropic Management, Non-Profit Fund Development, Health and Human Services, and Criminal Justice
  • Thirty of these fifty years have been spent in leadership experience at three different major foundations: The Pew Charitable Trusts; Stewart Huston Charitable Trust, and the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation
  • Well-known and highly respected reputation in philanthropy throughout the greater Delaware Valley area
  • Professional contacts nationally in the philanthropic field


Click here to read some examples of Dr. Beccaria's publications.

Teaching Experience:

  • Villanova University - Adjunct professor for several years teaching a course entitled "Fundraising for Non-Profit Organizations" in both the Master's Degree program in Human Service Administration and Public Administration
  • Eastern University - Adjunct professor for 16 years in the Master's Degree program for Non-Profit Management
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals (Philadelphia Chapter) -in conjunction with Villanova University's Professional Development program, taught a class for over 15 years in "Grant Writing and Foundation Relations"

Some Awards and Accomplishments:

  • PA House of Representatives and PA State Senate - April 2012, in recognition of being named Phoenixville’s “Outstanding Citizen of 2012”.

  • Schuylkill River Heritage Center – October, 2019 – for outstanding service to the Phoenixville community

  • Chester County Council on Addictive Diseases (COAD) - recognition for outstanding community service in Chester County
  • Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) - the Reverend Leon Sullivan Community Service Award - for outstanding community service in Chester County
  • Pennsylvania State Senate - recognition for leadership in developing housing assistance for the mentally ill of the greater Phoenixville area
  • Rotary International - District 7450 - for outstanding service to the Rotary Club of Phoenixville
  • Coatesville City Council - for contributions in helping energize the city's revitalization efforts
  • Chester County Commissioners - recognition for contributions made to improve the quality of life of Coatesville and Chester County in general