Betty Logan Fund

Betty Logan knew the importance of education and was no stranger to hard work and perseverance.

She graduated from Perry (IL) High School at age 15.  In 1942, at age 17, she graduated from Western Illinois State Teachers College with a two-year teaching certificate.  In the fall of 1942, her father took her to meet the Pike County Regional School Superintendent regarding a teaching position in a one-room schoolhouse near her home northeast of Perry.  Teachers at the time were required to be 18 years of age, but the superintendent was impressed by Betty and told her “17-1/2 is 18” in his book.  She eventually earned her bachelor’s degree from Quincy College and master’s degree from Western Illinois University, and enjoyed a 38-year teaching career in Pike County, retiring in 1981.

To honor Betty and her lifelong passion for learning, her son Edward Logan, daughter-in-law Ronda Logan, and granddaughter Dani Davis established the Betty Logan Fund – a designated fund benefitting Griggsville-Perry Community Unit School District #4.  The Betty Logan Fund will make an annual grant to the school district for educational purposes including educational equipment, field trips or special projects, instructional materials, and learning development tools leaving a legacy of learning in her memory for generations to come.

Anyone can make a gift to any fund at any time to help it grow. To make a gift to the Betty Logan Fund, please click here.