The Logan Family Foundation
History of the Logan Family Foundation
The mission of the Logan Family Foundation is to use the lessons we have learned from our parents and through our individual life experiences to “pay forward.” The goal is to fund needs for families and children in the communities both in which we were raised and live today.
The Logan Family Foundation was started in 2004 and uses fundraising activities to assist selected beneficiaries of the Foundation. We host an annual sports celebrity golf tournament, dinner and auction, which has been a tremendous success. We have been joined by honorary chairs each year to help create interest and awareness, including Jim Tressel, Archie Griffin, Eric Snow, Thad Matta, Clark Kellogg, Todd Blackledge, Larry Kehres, Darrell Hazell, Richard (Dick) Logan, John Hicks, Glen Mason, Earle Bruce, Tyson Gentry, Bill Davidge and Urban Meyer.
Dick and Gloria Logan raised five children that make up the Board of Trustees for the Foundation: Amy Logan Walther, Jeff Logan, Jud Logan, Whitney Logan and Andy Logan. A sports-centric family, Dick played football at The Ohio State University and for the Green Bay Packers; Jeff played football at Ohio State; Jud is a four-time Olympian for Team USA in the hammer throw; and Andy played football at Kent State University. Dick passed away in November 2016, one day after watching the Buckeyes beat “That Team Up North.”
The Logan Family Foundation has awarded nearly $500,000 to various beneficiaries since inception. 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.