Peter Handler, Reva and David Logan Foundation

TITLE:  Executive Director

FOCUS AREAS: Social justice, scholarship, arts, investigative journalism

CONTACT:  312-664-3350, peter@loganfdn.org

PROFILE: Peter Handler is the executive director of the Reva and David Logan Foundation. Upon his appointment to this position in 2014, the foundation shared the following:  

The Reva and David Logan Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Handler as the foundation’s Executive Director. “We’re excited to have someone of Peter’s caliber and experience on board,” said Richard Logan, the Foundation’s President. 

Peter brings extensive experience in family philanthropy to the Foundation. Formerly the Program Director of The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, he has served as president of the board of Free Street Theater and vice president of the board of Grantmakers in the Arts. Alongside his new duties, Peter currently also serves on the boards of Arts Alliance Illinois and of the League of Chicago Theatres.

“In my last job, I had the opportunity to collaborate with David Logan,” said Peter. “I admired his hands-on approach to grantmaking and his passion for doing good in the world. I’m thrilled to now have the opportunity to work closely with his family and the independent board members of the Reva and David Logan Foundation.”

Grantmakers in the Arts shared the following information about his background:

The Reva and David Logan Foundation has announced the appointment of Peter Handler as Executive Director. He comes to the Foundation from his position as Program Director of The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. The Logan Foundation supports the arts, investigative reporting, scholarship and social justice. Its biggest project to date is the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago, which has dramatically expanded arts programming on the city’s South Side. The Logan family started the Investigative Reporting Program at UC-Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, and they were the catalyst for the expansion of the Center for Investigative Reporting. The Logan Foundation was also the initial funder of the Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies Jazz Loft Project, and co-funded “Ken Burns’ Jazz” on PBS.