“A special thanks to our retiring Independent Directors, Martin Reynolds and Patrick Brosnan, for their dedicated service over several years that has allowed the foundation to do a vast amount of remarkable grantmaking. Thank you.“ – Richard Logan, Board President
Crystal Logan has worked at the Foundation since 2018 in her role as a Board Director and Program Officer. She has now transitioned into her leadership role as Chief Strategy Director, a role which encompasses a number of functions, including partnerships, planning and implementation of the strategic development of the Foundation, staff development and support. As a program officer in the area of journalism, she is primarily responsible for reviewing grant proposals and communicating with prospective and existing grantees. She also supports other program staff in social justice and the arts.
James is a journalist who covers social change and political conflict and whose work appears in Vanity Fair, Harper’s, GQ, The Smithsonian, Prospect and the Guardian. A former director of talks at the Institute for Contemporary Arts (ICA), he once taught politics at Oxford University, and was associate producer on Adam Curtis’s two BBC series The Trap and All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace. His last book, Hunting Season, an investigated account of the rise of the Islamic State group and its campaign of kidnapping journalists, was published in November 2015 by Little, Brown in the UK and Hachette in the US. In 2018 he was a fellow of the Shorenstein Center at Harvard University, for a project on news media, “fake news” and “disinformation.”
Jamyle Cannon is the Executive Director and Founder at The Bloc. He is the 2009 National Collegiate Boxing Champion and a Teach for America Alumni member. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Kentucky and a Masters in Education from Arizona State University. In 2016, after building a popular boxing program in his classroom, Cannon combined his love for youth development, boxing, and education to form The Bloc.
He has been recognized as as a CNN Hero, a 4-Star Chicagoan by Windy City Live, an Economic Game Changer by the New Covenant Community Development Corporation, profiled as one of the Hardest Working Voices in Sports by Chicago Sun-Times, and awarded the Rich O’Leary Community Sports Award at Notre Dame University. Jamyle was named the 2022 Luminary Award Winner, and is generally considered by the fighters in The Bloc to be the baddest man alive.
He has sincere plans to transform the after school landscape of Chicago’s West Side and provide community-building resources to his neighbors.
Jennifer Kim-Matsuzawa is an Advisor and Investor in seed to Series A stage companies and high-impact organizations. She is formerly the President and Artistic Director of The People’s Music School, as well as a Principal and Global Director at global consultancy Bain & Company.
Under Jennifer’s leadership, The People’s Music School overcame a catastrophic deficit to grow exponentially into an emergent national footprint, recognized by Carnegie Hall, Billboard Magazine, ABC News and many more. Acclaimed collaborations include Yo-Yo Ma, Wilco, Smashing Pumpkins, Esperanza Spalding, and many other civic and community organizations.
Prior to People’s, Jennifer spent over a decade at Bain & Company across the firm’s Seoul, Tokyo, Chicago and New York offices. As Global Director of Strategy, she helped to develop and commercialize new IP resulting in the publication of two books by Harvard Business Review Press. In her client work, Jennifer advised Fortune 500 companies and private equity firms in consumer-facing industries.
Jennifer is a graduate of Northwestern University (B.A. honors), Harvard University (M.Ed.) and Stanford Graduate School of Business (Exec. MBA). She is also an accomplished pianist, with performances and honors across the US and Europe.
Leslie M. Savickas joins the Logan Foundation’s board and brings to it the benefit of her long experience in a variety of financial roles in both the public and private sectors. A Chicago native, she has served as a corporate treasurer, commercial lender, and financial controller and has managed accounting, corporate finance, financial marketing, and investment functions.
She has also served on charitable and civic boards and commissions. Her undergraduate degree in French was earned at DePaul University; her M.B.A., at Loyola University in Chicago; and a C.P.A. credential, from the State of Illinois. Leslie looks forward to contributing to the important work of achieving the foundation’s mission.
Patric McCoy is a retired environmental scientist in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) Regional Office in Chicago. He became a National Expert and received numerous awards from the Department of Justice and the USEPA for his work there. He has a BA in Chemistry from the University of Chicago (1969) and an MA in Environmental Science from Governors State University (1979).
Mr. McCoy has collected contemporary African American art for 50 years and has a collection of over 1300 pieces of fine art, 90% done by Chicago artists. In 2003 he co-founded Diasporal Rhythms a not-for-profit 501(c)3 arts organization that promotes the collection of art works by living artists of African descent.
Reuben Logan has worked in Education as a teacher and administrator for the past 15 years. Recently moving from Melbourne, Victoria to Perth in Western Australia. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Anthropology and Archaeology from the University of Manchester and a Master of Teaching from the University of Manchester.
He has a keen interest in Education and guaranteeing accessibility for all. He has been involved in projects with the Victorian Department of Education and Department of Justice to engage students with their schooling to prevent them from entering the Youth Justice system and ensuring a successful transition back into education for those that have entered it.
Reuben believes in the importance of taking a holistic approach to developing young people. Leveraging and supporting their strengths and making sure their social and emotional needs are met. He is passionate advocate of lifelong learning and ensuring that all young people have access to education and multiple opportunities to learn and thrive.
Richard Logan is committed to making a difference through innovative work in both the non-profit and commercial worlds. In addition to his twenty-five years as a founding executive with a UK-based Mac software company, Richard has been a hands-on funder/participant in projects across a wide range of disciplines worldwide. His efforts range from language and archival preservation to bettering outcomes for underserved schoolchildren to advancing independent media of all kinds – radio, film, print, and more.
Coming to philanthropy with healthy skepticism and sharp business acumen, he is tireless in his efforts to increase the viability of the foundation’s many grant recipients; constantly evaluating grantee enterprises to discover new synergies, and often leveraging the pursuits of several seemingly disparate partners.
A champion of investigative journalism and independent media, Richard believes that our very survival is directly linked to our ability to preserve, protect and promote free speech, and fearlessly report of the truth. In a world where today’s mantras are greed and self-absorption, Richard and the Logan Foundation are dedicated to disrupting the status quo by supporting the work of uncompromising journalists, artists, academics and community leaders.
Known for his charm and smiling disposition, Richard is also a believer in deep due diligence, innovative grant making, betting on the jockey (not the horse) as well as the curative powers of curry.