Linda Medley has been named Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary where she will join the staff on November 19, 2012. Medley previously served at the Home of the Innocents, Louisville, Ky., where she helped raise more than $30 million for a large capital expansion project and led a successful annual giving and grants program as the Vice President of Resource Development.
Prior to her work at the Home of the Innocents, Medley was the chief development professional at various organizations including: St. Catharine College in Springfield, Ky.; Methodist Retirement Homes of Kentucky, Inc.; and Our Lady of Providence High School in Clarksville, Ind. Medley also held the position of Senior District Executive of the Boy Scouts of America in Louisville, Ky.
“We are so very excited to have Linda,” said Louisville Seminary President Michael Jinkins. “She is a competent professional and I know she will be welcomed by all of our constituents.”
Medley earned her bachelor’s degree in education from Murray State and is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE). Her professional service includes the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Kentucky Planned Giving Council (KPGC), the Center for Non-Profit Excellence (CNPE), Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI), and Focus Louisville Class of 2000. In addition, she has been past president and remains an active member of Fundraising Executives of Metro-Louisville.
“Each stop upon my professional journey has prepared me for my next call to action,” said Medley.
“And after 32 years in the service of children, students and seniors, I feel the strongest call yet - the opportunity to help shape a new future for Louisville Seminary and the world they will affect.”
Medley will lead development efforts during an important time at Louisville Seminary, which last year announced a bold new strategic plan, Covenant for the Future, that calls for tuition-free education for students starting in 2015 as well as improvements in student housing and information technology.
Medley will replace Dennis Riggs, the interim Vice President of Institutional Advancement, who has been serving at the Seminary since April. Riggs served as the Director of Development for Louisville Seminary from 1988-1991, raising $7.2 million in 22 months to assist with the acquisition and renovation of Gardencourt. Before rejoining the Seminary last spring, Riggs served as President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Louisville. He retired from the foundation in 2008.