About Us

Our Purpose

The Marcus J. Bradshaw Foundation (MJBF) is a Federal 501(c)(3) organization established in February 2017 to honor the memory of Marcus John Bradshaw, and to assist underserved, Chicagoland  students with demonstrated academic promise, who are in need of financial assistance to attend college. The MJBF Scholarship is open to all students regardless of race, ethnicity or sexual orientation. Our primary fundraiser to support the scholarships is the annual MJB Golf Classic, which culminates in our Scholarship Luncheon, hosted to honor our Scholarship Recipients and their families.  The next MJB Golf Classic and Scholarship Luncheon will take place in July 2018.

Your Support

Due to our invaluable volunteers and generous donors, within five months of the establishment of the Marcus J. Bradshaw Foundation, we were able to award six $2500 scholarships to Chicago area graduating seniors with demonstrated academic promise and community service.  We would be honored if you would consider a donation of your time, talent and skills to support us in our efforts to assist youth as they seek to fulfill their educational goals and become contributory citizens of our nation and the world. Or, support us through your monetary donation, no matter what amount.  Thank you for your kind consideration.   

Our Appreciation

We are exceedingly grateful for the kind and generous support of our volunteers and donors. It is because of you that the Marcus J. Bradshaw Foundation is able to accomplish its mission. Thank you for your extraordinary efforts on behalf of Chicago area students. Their success will help strengthen and advance our nation, humanity and the world. Thank you, also for your invaluable participation with the work of our Foundation in our rigorous scholarship recipient selection, as well as in the implementation of our annual fundraiser, the MJB Golf Classic and Scholarship Luncheon. Your assistance is greatly appreciated. 

Board of Directors

Sheri Bradshaw

Chairman, Board of Directors
Marcus J. Bradshaw Foundation
Flight Attendant, United Airlines

Margaret Bernstein Keller

Director of Advocacy & 

Community Initiatives
WKYC Channel 3, Cleveland, Ohio

Crystal Phillips-Pierce

Executive Director
Marcus J. Bradshaw Foundation
Principal, CP Event Design & Production

Randolph Keller

Chief Prosecutor & 

Assistant Law Director
City of Shaker Heights, Ohio

Ellen James Thornton

MJBF Scholarship Committee Chair
Postsecondary Coordinator
Chicago Public Schools (Retired)