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History of the Logan Family Foundation

The Logan Family Foundation was founded in 2004 and uses fundraising activities to assist selected beneficiaries of the Foundation. The biggest fundraising initiative is the annual sports celebrity golf tournament, dinner and auction event.  The Foundation has been joined by honorary chairs each year to help create interest and awareness, including Jim Tressel, Archie Griffin, Thad Matta, Clark Kellogg, Todd Blackledge, John Hicks, Glen Mason, Earle Bruce, Urban Meyer and Brian Hartline.


Gloria Logan and her late husband, Dick, have five children that make up the Board of Trustees for the Foundation:


  • Amy Logan Walther

  • Jeff Logan

  • Jud Logan (represented posthumously by his wife, Jill)

  • Whitney Logan

  • Andy Logan


The Logan Family has an extensive athletics history: Dick played football at Ohio State and for the Green Bay Packers; Jeff played football at Ohio State; Jud was a four-time Olympian for Team USA in the hammer throw; and Andy played football at Kent State University.


The Logan Family sadly lost Jud in January 2022, following a battle with cancer and COVID-19.  The Logans are committed to carrying on Jud’s legacy of being a “light giver” to others in the same manner that Jud always did.  In his 2020 commencement address to the graduates of Ashland University, he talked about finding a mentor and being a mentor – a light giver. Private donations to Ashland University created the Jud Logan Endowment Fund and a similar endowment was established in Jud’s name at Kent State University, his alma mater.


Dick passed away in November 2016, hours after watching the Buckeyes beat “That Team Up North.” Gloria continues to oversee operation of the Foundation and is a great source of inspiration to all of the family.


The Logan Family Foundation has awarded nearly $1 million to over 100 beneficiaries in northeast Ohio, Ashland County and central Ohio. The Foundation will continue to raise money as needed to support the commitments and needs of the beneficiaries of the Foundation. Long-term plans are to create an endowment that will allow for continued gifts and leave a legacy. The Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 


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