Friday, March 6, 2009

Keep in touch

For up to date information please check out:

Matt's site:

The Foundation site:

The facebook group:

Thanks so much for all you've done to help Matt and Madeline over the last year! Now we're passing it on and we hope you'll join us!

Thank you.


Friday, February 6, 2009

$7 on the 7th

We're launching a new fundraising campaign...please check it out.

and donate if you can!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

We are proud to announce

On March 24, 2008, little Madeline Elizabeth Logelin came into this world.

The next day, her mother left it.

From this impossibly tragic event, a community was born. A community of individuals, united in their desire to help and support Madeline and her father, Matt. This community formed the basis for what would become a worldwide charitable foundation:

The Liz Logelin Foundation – For the Love of Liz.

After the catastrophic loss of his wife, Matt Logelin coped by turning not only to his wonderfully supportive family and friends, but to the internet. He had already begun a casual blog to keep friends and family abreast of Liz’s pregnancy; within 2 weeks of her passing, that blog became what it is today: a place where Matt can share his joys and frustrations, challenges and heartbreaks; where concerned friends, new and old, can meet, talk, laugh, and cry with Matt; and most importantly, where other widows and widowers can offer – and be offered – support and friendship.

So strong and large was the community that spontaneously formed around Matt and Madeline, it seemed not only natural, but necessary to harness the strength of that network and turn it into something – something that could help ease the pain and lighten the load felt by widows and widowers everywhere.

And it all sprang from the Love of Liz.

Welcome to the Liz Logelin Foundation.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Crazy Days

So, here's a basic run-down of what's going on and all the details I can give you at this time.

1. We are hoping to "officially" launch the Foundation by the end of this week.

2. The Foundation has been incorporated and we have an account set up in the Foundations name. Donations can be sent to any Wells Fargo location for The Liz Logelin Foundation. A pay pal account has also been set up, it just takes 3-5 days to process and then we will have a link that will be on the website as well as Matt's blog and the Help Matt and Maddy blog.

3. We do NOT, however, have tax-exempt status...this process takes several months to get the needed approval. But hopefully that won't keep too many away from donating.

4. The official website is on its way and will be launched sometime towards the end of the week

5. We have a couple fundraisers that will be starting in the next few months. Look for the first one mid-February (details to come)

6. We are hoping to have another 5k event in September...more details to follow.

Thanks again for all your support,

Friday, January 2, 2009

Update and Website

A few quick updates for you:

- research was conducted to figure out what kind of charity/foundation we want to be and the legal stuff has started. It's a long process to become a 501(c)3 but we have a lawyer who is doing all the work pro-bono and it's all in the works now. The foundation will be set up to assist young widows/widowers with little children (more specific details to come).
- we have also begun work on a new website for the foundation, the hope is to eventually move this blog over there so all of our info can be in one central location. Hopefully we'll have something small up and running in the next week or so. I will let you know when we are in business.
- we are planning to do another 5K next September along with a more formal Gala dinner type event the same weekend. We will let you know when the date has been decided on so you can all plan ahead.
- if you are on facebook we have started a Liz Logelin foundation group, if you would like to join just search for Liz Logelin in groups and request to join.

I think that's it for now. Thanks again for all you've done. Here's to a wonderful new year of helping others.


Thursday, November 20, 2008


Hey All,

I had a chance to meet with Matt and family this week and we have begun the process of setting up a formal foundation. Right now we are just in the beginning research phase, gathering all the information that we are gonna need to do this thing and do it right. We promise to keep you updated.

In the meantime, please feel free to donate to the charity listed on the right. It's one that Matt has chosen to help so if you can find it in your budget to donate a little bit it would be much appreciated. Thanks Matt for bringing this awesome charity to our attention!

More updates to come...thanks for all you do.


Monday, November 3, 2008


Just wanted to let you know that plans are in the works now to create a memorial/foundation in Liz's name. Also, more fundraising events are in the works. Nothing specific to report right now, but just wanted to let you all know we haven't stopped in our efforts to help Matt, Madeline, and other widows/widowers. I will update with more information as we have it. Thanks for all you do.