THE HISTORIC
LINCOLN SCHOOL ALUMNI FOUNDATION

Established to enhance the educational opportunities of the youth of the Edwardsville School District

About 

The Lincoln School Alumni Foundation (LSAF) was created in 1986 by former students inspired and encouraged in large part by founding president, Herman Shaw. Shaw spearheaded a long campaign to prevent the pending demolition of the historic Lincoln School building. Shaw knew the preservation of the building would create a living symbol of its legacy in the lives of Edwardsville’s African American community. To this end, he was instrumental in encouraging former Lincoln School alum Mannie Jackson to purchase the historic building as a means of preserving it for future generations.

Grant

The Foundation’s primary goal is to enhance education opportunities for youth in Edwardsville School District 7. The LSAF awards grants to high school graduates and college students.

Golf Outing

The Harry A. Penelton Annual Golf Scramble has been organized to enhance the educational opportunities of the youth of the Edwardsville School District by providing college grants and other educational opportunities and support to all students in Edwardsville School District #7.

Trivia Night

The Historic Lincoln School Alumni Foundation organizes trivia night events, and the proceeds benefit the foundation.