A Couple with Person-Centered Hearts Fund Inglis Neighborhood
Marie and Jim Logue of Rosemont, PA, believe that the greatest gift in life comes whenever one has the opportunity to pay it forward. The Logues are ardent supporters of Inglis and others, bringing positive change to our community. A few years ago, they made a transformational gift by funding the renovation of Inglis House’s 1 North neighborhood.
The renovation was part of a building-wide effort to ensure the private and communal spaces at Inglis House felt more like home and supported Inglis’ person-centered care values. “Opportunities like these pay the best dividends,” says Jim, a member of the Inglis Board since 2010 and current Board Chair. “Plus, they pay in good times and bad.”
Jim, who is a Shareholder at McCausland Keen + Buckman and Chair of the Inglis Board, first became acquainted with Inglis when his friend and business mentor, Gordon Keen, brought him to the 1987 Keen Games. Jim soon became involved in the A-May-Zing Committee, a volunteer group that raised funds for resident programs and activities. He was also pivotal to the creation of the Inglis Golf Outing; several years later, Marie became Co-Chair of the Golf Committee. The couple further demonstrate their commitment to Inglis as members of the Annie Inglis Society, a group of generous donors who include Inglis in their estate plans.
The Inglis mission resonates deeply with Marie. Her older brother Stephen lived with cerebral palsy until his passing several years ago. “Stephen enjoyed a wonderfully fulfilling and independent life,” says Marie. “He defined happiness and lived every day with a ‘can do’ attitude.” Marie is also an enthusiastic proponent of the person-centered model of care and saw its value when she served as the Director of Operations for several senior living communities. Now, she devotes herself to the causes that mean the most to her, and recently just ended her term as President of the Board of Directors of the HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy in Philadelphia.
“Jim and Marie’s lifetime of support is truly transformational for the Inglis Community,” says Inglis President and CEO Dyann Roth. “We thank them for their generosity, expressed not only by their philanthropic support, but through their time and leadership. They are amazing advocates for the people we serve, and a shining example to others.”
The couple is unified in their determination to enhance the lives of Inglis residents. As Jim shares, “The opportunity I have had to improve the lives of people with disabilities and those who care for them at Inglis will always be one of the greatest privileges of my life.”