philanthropy | Not in Our Town


Not In Our Town remembers philanthropist David Logan for his contributions to the arts and to journalism. Logan died on Jan. 22, 2011 at the age of 93. Friends and family members attended a memorial service that was held in Logan's honor in Chicago this past weekend.  Among his many accomplishments is the creative and financial support given through his foundation, the Reva and David Logan Foundation, to the arts, education, and to providing countless platforms for social change.  Through his foundation, Logan has truly left a footprint in the world of journalism by providing funding for the nonprofit Center of Investigative Reporting, for PBS’s “Frontline,” and by endowing a chair in investigative reporting at the University of California-Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. The foundation also supported Not In Our Town's mission.  Logan is survived by his wife, Reva, as well as his three sons, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.       
  Former President Bill Clinton spoke at the recent Philanthropy and Rural America conference in Little Rock, AR  “You have to create hope. People want to know that their tomorrows will be different than their yesterdays.”  — Bill Clinton,  July 14, 2009, Little Rock, AR Former President Bill Clinton presented a clear agenda for change for rural America during his talk at the Philanthropy and Rural America conference, held last week at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas. I had never heard the former President speak, and was thrilled when I saw that Dee Davis from the Center for Rural Strategies had saved me a place at the front table.  Dee sat in front and videotaped the entire speech on his iPhone.