2010 Frank Logan
Each year, the D-H Auxiliary Board presents an award to outstanding volunteers. This award for excellence in volunteering is given in honor of Edith Amsden, a dedicated and devoted volunteer at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital for nearly 50 years. Volunteers nominated for this award set a high standard of volunteerism with their loyalty and dedication, which provides inspiration for other volunteers to follow.
Frank joined the Volunteer group in the spring of 1999. He signed on first as an Escort Volunteer and soon joined the group of volunteer piano players.
During the planning and development of the D-H Auxiliary Anniversary events of 2008, he was instrumental in writing and editing A Gift of Service, A seventy-five year history of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Auxiliary (PDF). His professional leadership kept the book committee on task and on time. A Gift of Service achieved all that we hoped for and was a major success.
Frank began playing the piano at age four and maintained an interest throughout his life. Another of Frank’s passions is baseball. While a student at Dartmouth (class of 1952), Frank was a pitcher and later played for a Detroit triple A team, the highest level of play in minor league baseball.
During the Korean War, Frank was stationed in Germany and was a Chaplain’s Assistant and Organist at the base chapel. He pitched for the baseball team at the base. After serving his overseas tour of duty, Frank enrolled in the graduate school of music at Indiana University, earning a Master's Degree in Music Composition.
Hanover beckoned again, and Frank returned to Dartmouth to work in the College Admissions Office. Later he accepted the position of Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Antioch College in Ohio. Ten years later he returned to Dartmouth to the Planned Giving Office where he was later appointed Director of Bequest and Trust, a position he held until his retirement.
In addition to his volunteer work at DHMC, Frank shares his love of music by performing at senior centers and assisted living communities, and teaching music for ILEAD. Frank has served on the Board of the Upper Valley Humane Society and the Town of Hanover Parking Board, and was the founder of the Planned Giving Council of the Upper Valley.
It is our honor and privilege to give the 2010 Edith Amsden Volunteer of the Year award to Frank Logan.