Louisville, KY March 15, 2019 – Lincoln Foundation
Board of Trustees announces the retirement of President Larry M. McDonald from
Lincoln Foundation. McDonald served the organization as a volunteer beginning
in 1985 and became a trustee in 1997.
McDonald assumed the president role in 2001, transitioning from the Vice
Chair of the Board of Trustees. Lincoln Foundation’s mission is to provide
educational enrichment programs that develop and support youth in overcoming
barriers to achievement. The signature Whitney M. YOUNG Scholars Program® was founded
by Dr. Samuel Robinson, President Emeritus. McDonald leaves Lincoln Foundation
with an exemplary track record of expanding the Scholars Program, doubling the
net assets, growing investment/endowment assets, and facilitating educational programs
that have enabled thousands of students to become self-sufficient by obtaining
their high school and college education.
His leadership enabled the
renovation of the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Birthplace, a National Historic
Landmark, and Lincoln Institute Alumni Center on the historic campus in
to Lincoln Foundation’s Board of Trustees his retirement timeline several years
ago. Trustees developed a succession plan
in 2018 and facilitated a national search for the next president.
The Board of Trustees
is pleased to introduce Marshall Bradley, Jr., as Lincoln Foundation’s next
President effective April 1, 2019. Bradley
comes to Lincoln Foundation after serving as Senior Vice President for Old
National Bank since 2006 and on the bank’s foundation board investment and grants
committees. Prior to Old National
Bank, Marshall was Senior Vice President with both Chase (formerly
Liberty) Bank and National City Bank.
Marshall Bradley has extensive civic
leadership experience having served four terms on Lincoln Foundation’s Board of
Trustees, including serving as treasurer. Most recently he has served in an ad
hoc capacity on the foundation’s finance committee and as a co-chair of the capital
campaign committee. Bradley also has been involved with the Community Foundation of
Louisville where he served as board chair, and
he currently serves as treasurer of the St. Matthews Fire District Board.
Marshall served as board chair at Meredith-Dunn School
and was a member of the Portland Neighborhood House and Walden Theatre boards. Marshall
Bradley is a native of Louisville and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business
Administration and MBA from Bellarmine University.
“The Board of Trustees believes that Marshall’s
long affiliation with the Lincoln Foundation and his excellent business
background make Bradley the right person to follow Larry’s exemplary leadership,”
says Board Chair Daryl Williams. Larry McDonald
stated, “It has been my honor and privilege to serve as the leader of this great
organization. I am pleased to pass the torch to Marshall who will lead Lincoln Foundation
to the next level on behalf of our very deserving youth.”
McDonald will remain with Lincoln
Foundation, for the time required, to ensure a smooth transition.