Jake Logan, a professional development officer with more than 10 years experience, has been hired as the new senior director of development for the University of Oregon School of Law. Logan began his appointment with the School of Law on June 25.
Most recently, Logan served as the director of development in the College of Engineering at the University of Florida, where they are concluding a successful $1.5 billion campaign. A University of Florida alumnus, Logan was responsible for fundraising, communications strategy and advisoryboard management. He successfully designed and implemented a campaign that was responsible for a substantial increase in the number of endowed faculty positions and oversaw the construction of a new building addition.
Logan began his career in non-profit fundraising with the American Heart Association nearly a decade ago. After starting as a regional director in Daytona Beach, Fla., Logan was recognized nationally for his work in special event fundraising by pioneering web-based engagement strategies, and was promoted to vice president of field development before leaving AHA to transition into academic fundraising.
Joining Logan in Oregon are his partner Sheena, son Max and their beagle, Athena. Avid distance runners, the family also was attracted to Eugene in part because of its venerable reputation as Track Town, USA. The couple has run nearly 20 marathons between them, including four Boston Marathons and one ultra-marathon.
Logan earned his bachelor’s of science degree in public relations from the University of Florida. He has served a number of community service organizations, in a variety of capacities, helped The Hall Steps Foundation implement its fundraising program, teaches a race director training class and is the immediate past-president of the Florida Track Club.