Hazel Beck has always been enthusiastic about volunteering for youth programs. Since getting involved with sports programs at Linda Mar Elementary School, where her husband, Don, taught, in the early 1960s, she has worked and organized various local races and sporting events. She has worked as a field judge timer for hundreds and hundreds of city-sponsored races as well as the annual Junior Olympics over the past 20 years. She had always had a philanthropic attitude, and since working at Mercy of San Francisco High School in 1979, has been an instrumental leader of the school's booster club fundraising programs.