About the Jessica & Kelvin Beachum Family Collection
Kelvin Beachum, a Mexia, Texas native, graduated from Southern Methodist University (SMU) in 2010 with a BA in Economics and a minor in Sports Management. In 2012, he completed a Master of Liberal Studies (MLS) in Organizational Dynamics and delivered the commencement address for the Simmons School of Education and Human Development. Jessica Beachum is a Dallas native. She graduated from Baylor University in 2011 with a BA in Sociology and went on to earn a Master of Science (MS) in Science Healthcare Delivery from Arizona State University.
Beachum is a 12-year NFL veteran. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2012 and throughout his career has also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, the New York Jets, and is currently signed with the Arizona Cardinals.
In addition to his commitments with the NFL, Kelvin is known for his dedication to ending hunger by working directly with advocacy groups like World Vision and supporting community food banks across America. He also sits on the Entertainment Council for Feeding America. Beachum is an Executive Board member for the Simmons School of Education and the Lyle School of Engineering at SMU. He is an alternate union rep for the NFLPA and a member of the NFLPA Brand Ambassador Program as well as a Player Inc. Advisory Committee member. Beachum is a founding member of the NFL Players Coalition and sits on the Donors Choose Advisory Board and the African Acquisition Committee for the Tate Foundation. He is a professional speaker as well as an active investor, focusing mainly on the technology ecosystem.
Kelvin and Jessica are both committed to helping young people, especially minority and disadvantaged youth, develop the habits and skills for success. They have a special focus on encouraging minority youth to engage in STEAM-centric disciplines and STEAM careers. They are passionate about addressing inequity in education with a specific emphasis on eliminating the digital divide.
The pair began their art journey in 2013 by acquiring their first piece. The Jessica & Kelvin Beacham Family Collection follows the quest to learn the story of what has happened in the art historical canon, what is happening presently, and what is still to come in the future. The full collection consists and focuses on historical relevance, artist research and scholarship, and capturing the times.
As a family of strong faith, the Beachums are devoted to glorifying God in everything they do and use their time and influence to encourage others by advocating for education, faithful devotion, and being of service to others. The Beachums reside in Arizona with their three children.
“We want to look back on each piece and know it represents something we love, something we remember, something historically significant, or something we never want to forget. The intergenerational component is what is most special.” -Jessica & Kelvin Beachum