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Logan Booth

Logan Booth

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Four days after moving to Chicago, Logan attended his first JUF event--and he's been committed to the JUF community ever since. 

During his time on the JUF's Young Leadership Division Board, he has served as Campaign Chair and on the Ben Gurion Society Advisory Council. He also was instrumental in launching Level Up- a new donor society geared towards 22-to-30-year-olds who pledge $18 per month to JUF's Annual Campaign.   

"JUF is my most significant touchpoint to Chicago's Jewish community, and serves as a large basis of my social, philanthropic, and volunteer life in the city," Logan enthused.   

As a grandchild of Holocaust survivors, Logan knew that the US military played an important role in liberating his grandparents from concentration camps-and that without them, he would not be here today. This inspired him to join the US Navy Reserve as an Intelligence Officer after graduating Columbia Law School, and he has counseled others who are joining the military. 

Logan's decade-plus experience in law, business, and government allows him to bring a unique perspective to help organizations navigate financial, regulatory, and sociopolitical issues. Deeply engaged in pro bono work, he represents individuals seeking political asylum and helping nonprofits obtain 501c3 status. 

AGE:
34

PRONOUNS:
he/him/his

PRIMARY GIG:
Director at Brunswick Group

ON THE SIDE:
Public Affairs Officer in the US Navy Reserve

DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 10 WORDS OR LESS:
Ambitious extrovert on a perpetual quest to learn, do, & explore.

WHAT IS YOUR PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT IN THE LAST 10 YEARS:
In high school, I was a volunteer firefighter. One night, we were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident. Upon arriving on scene, we discovered there was an occupant trapped in a vehicle--a girl who was roughly my age and very badly injured. Because of the damage to the car, we needed to use the Jaws of Life to extricate her from the car, a process that took approximately an hour. Throughout that time, because of our closeness in age, I climbed into the vehicle to stabilize her, talk her through what was happening, and keep her calm. She was finally removed from the vehicle and transported to the hospital. Years later, I received an email. I had long left the fire department, but, evidently, the girl had gone to the firehouse, explained the story, and asked if anyone knew how to reach me. I found out that she had survived the accident, rehabilitated, went on to graduate high school and college, and was now pursuing a career. She thanked me for all I had done to help get her through that ordeal and said she didn't know if she would have made it through otherwise. It really underscored how one person can truly make a difference in the life of another.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE THE COMMUNITY TO KNOW ABOUT YOU:
I love staying current on the city's dining and cocktail scene, want to visit all seven continents (have been to five of seven), and never looked back after moving from NYC to CHI (except, perhaps, when Leopoldstadt came out). I'm always amazed by the passion and pride of Chicago's Jewish community, and truly feel blessed to be a part of it.

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