Larry M. McDonald
Larry McDonald is President of Lincoln Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the education and development of socioeconomically disadvantaged youth. Prior to joining Lincoln Foundation, Larry was a corporate executive with Humana and entrepreneur. Leadership roles at Humana were in Human Resources, specifically in the areas of diversity, employee relations, and management development.
Larry’s awards and honors in the area of civic leadership and volunteer work are too numerous to mention. However, recent recognitions of note include the Recognition of Outstanding Community Service by Louisville Metro Council and Community Service Award by Jefferson Community & Technical College Black Affairs in 2014. Larry was recognized by St. Stephens Church with the M.L. King, Jr. Community Service Award in 2013. He was also inducted into the Hall of Fame by both duPont Manual High School and Presbyterian Community Center.
Larry has served on the Board of Trustees of Lincoln Foundation since 1997. Larry previously served on the following boards: African American Heritage Foundation, Black Achievers, Brooklawn, Community Foundation of Louisville, Home of the Innocents, Louisville Orchestra, Louisville Urban League, Spalding University, University of Louisville Board of Overseers, and 100 Black Men of Louisville. He is an alumnus of Leadership Louisville, Leadership Network, and the Bingham Fellows. Larry is a member of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Psi Boulé, and the Ye Ole Esquire Club.
A native of Louisville, Larry is a graduate of duPont Manual High School and the University of Kentucky College of Business and Economics with a Business Administration degree and University of Louisville College of Business with a Master of Business Administration.
Larry and his wife Terry are proud parents and grandparents.
Theresa M. Feller
Vice President Finance & Operations
Theresa Feller is the Vice President Finance & Operations of Lincoln Foundation.
Ms. Feller is a native of Louisville, Kentucky where she graduated from Mercy Academy. She is also a graduate of Bellarmine College (now Bellarmine University) with both a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in accounting and a Master of Business Administration.
Ms. Feller has accounting and financial experience in both the corporate for-profit and non-profit arenas. She held financial management positions with Brown-Forman Corporation, BATUS, Inc. and Humana Inc. After nineteen years in the corporate for-profit world she moved to the non-profit sector. She held the position of CFO with two non-profit organizations: The Housing Partnership, Inc. and Kentucky Industries for the Blind, Inc. prior to joining the Lincoln Foundation.
Professionally, Ms. Feller is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants. Personally, she enjoys spending time with her family.
Bernard Hamilton, Jr., Ed.D.
Director Educational Programs
Dr. Bernard Hamilton, Jr., Director Education Programs, is responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of Lincoln Foundation’s educational programs. He has served a variety of roles including teacher, principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent in four states during his extensive career. Most recently, Dr. Hamilton served for three years as Associate Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Education and Jefferson County Public Schools Title I Administrator for ten years prior to retirement.
A native of Montgomery, Alabama and raised in Las Vegas as a military dependent, Dr. Hamilton began his career as a social studies teacher, working for the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nevada. He eventually became a principal where he received numerous recognition and awards for excellence in educational leadership. Dr. Hamilton also received national recognition for raising student achievement levels throughout several school districts and for innovative infusion of the arts in the schools’ curriculum.
Dr. Hamilton holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Social Studies from The College of Idaho. He earned an M.Ed. in Guidance Counseling and an Ed.D. in Educational Administration both from the University of Idaho. He also completed postgraduate studies at Teachers College Columbia University.
As Director Development, Ms. Campbell is responsible for leading the strategic direction of Lincoln Foundation’s fundraising, marketing, volunteer, and public relations efforts.
Prior to joining the Lincoln Foundation, Ms. Campbell was the Vice President of Advancement for Uspiritus. She also served several years as the Assistant Dean for Development at the University of Louisville College of Education and Human Development. At UofL she raised funds in support of the University’s Signature Partnership Initiative in West Louisville and the funding of a portable dome for the Gheens Science Hall & Rauch Planetarium.
Ms. Campbell is active with her church and has served on a number of nonprofit boards including Brooklawn Child & Family Services, Kentucky Derby Festival, Leadership Louisville, and the Louisville Orchestra. She is also a member of the Junior League of Louisville and served as president in 2010-2011.
Ms. Campbell holds a B.A. in Journalism and Political Science from Indiana University and a M.A. in Management from Webster University.