Marshall Bradley, Jr.


Marshall Bradley, Jr., is the chief executive of Lincoln Foundation. Mr. Bradley is also a former member of Lincoln Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Most recently, he served on the Finance Committee and was a co-chair of the Capital Campaign committee. Mr. Bradley enjoyed a distinguished 38-year career in the commercial banking industry, including the former Liberty National Bank, National City Bank, and Chase Bank and Old National Bank.  In addition to his role as a banker, Mr. Bradley served as an instructor and adjunct faculty in Banking, Finance, and Economics with the Kentucky Bankers’ Association, American Institute of Banking and Jefferson Community and Technical College. He also served as a member of the Curriculum Review Board for the American Institute of Banking and a guest lecturer for the American Free Enterprise System. Mr. Bradley holds both a B.A. in Business Administration and an MBA from Bellarmine University.

A native of Louisville, Mr. Bradley attended the former Flaget High School and St. Xavier High School before graduating from duPont Manual High School in 1975.  He received a B.A. in Business Administration in 1981 and later an MBA in 1986, both from Bellarmine University.

Mr. Bradley is the father of three daughters and grandfather to two grandsons.

Venita Benboe

Director Educational Programs

Venita Benboe is Director of Educational Programs.  She manages and supervises all educational programs and summer institutes, including the Whitney M. YOUNG Scholars Program.

She is a 27-year veteran educator and administrator (Retired) from Jefferson County Public Schools.  She has served thousands of students over the span of her career as a high school principal, assistant principal, and high school English teacher within JCPS.

Ms. Benboe is also a proud product of Jefferson County Public Schools, graduating from Pleasure Ridge Park High School. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Hampton University and obtained her Master of Education Degree from the University of Louisville. In addition, she furthered her education by completing an additional 60 credit hours beyond her Master’s Degree in School Leadership from Spalding University.

Ms. Benboe is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Jack and Jill of America, and the NAACP. She has served on numerous district committees and community boards and has worked with community leaders to improve students’ academic performance and help them gain access and exposure to other high academia opportunities.

She is married to Clarence Benboe and has four children.

Paula Campbell

Director Development

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.