Beanstock Coffee will be hosting the fourth ”Launch for Logan” free coffee event on Saturday, January 7 from 11AM-4PM to raise donations to benefit the Logan Dunne Memorial Scholarship Fund. The event will take place at Beanstock Coffee’s roasting facility at 165 Holmes Road in Eastham. A Silent Auction will feature items and gift certificates donated by many area businesses such as the Chatham Bars Inn, Mid-Cape Home Centers, Orleans Camera, Wellfleet Shellfish Company, Kiehl’s, FA Days propane, and restaurants including the Flying Fish in Wellfleet, the Corner Store in Chatham, Rock Harbor Grill in Orleans, and Hot Chocolate Sparrow.
The Logan Dunne Memorial Scholarship supports graduates of Nauset Regional High School with a preference for those who have overcome a serious challenge, demonstrated compassion and community service and/or are interested in pursuing college degrees in math, science, psychology or engineering.
Since its inception in 2013, $14,000 in scholarships has been awarded to local students. Funds have been raised through extensive fundraising efforts led by the Kettler-Dunne family and Beanstock Coffee co-founder and close family friend, John Simonian. John’s daughter, Molly, and Logan met in preschool and remained close friends for the duration of his life. Both Beanstalk Coffee and Cape Air have been strong supporters of the scholarship. In 2015, the scholarship became a fund of The Cape Cod Foundation.
A graduate of Nauset Regional High School, Logan was a beloved member of the community. Known for both his athletic prowess and his positivity in the face of adversity, Logan made a lasting impression on those who knew him. Diagnosed at age 15 in 2007 with neuroblastoma, a type of cancer that arises in immature nerve cells affecting mainly infants and children, he spent a considerable amount of time sidelined with treatment and recovery. He later returned to Nauset and served both as a class and National Honor Society officer for both his junior and senior years and was elected senior prom king before his graduation in 2012. Tragically, Logan succumbed to the disease in 2013 at the age of 20.
“Logan took great joy in living every day to the fullest. From a tender age, and even when he was mischievous, he was one of those people who quietly looked out for those who needed some encouragement, or tenderness. He made an art out of putting people at ease, whether in the classroom, on an athletic field, and later, within a hospital setting. To honor his memory we support like-minded problem-solving students seeking higher education to live with empathy and kindness, as Logan did,” said Kim Kettler, Logan’s mother.
Anyone interested in contributing to this fund in Logan’s memory may do so through The Cape Cod Foundation. Online donations can be accepted at the Foundation’s website, www.capecodfoundation.org, by clicking Donate to a Fund on the homepage or checks can be mailed to The Cape Cod Foundation, 259 Willow Street, Yarmouthport, MA 02675. Please reference the Logan Dunne Memorial Scholarship Fund.