The White Hall-Clermont Foundation is a group of individuals dedicated to the preservation and continued support of White Hall State Historic Site. Originally created under the name the Cassius Clay Foundation, the White Hall-Clermont Foundation was formed in 1997 and changed its name in 2005. While the State of Kentucky owns and manages White Hall, the Foundation augments programming and funding for the site. Over the past eleven years the Foundation has been committed to promoting the history and events of White Hall State Historic Site.
Chairperson Brian D. Marshall
Brian is a native of Madison County who grew up near White Hall and attended Tates Creek Baptist Church just down the road. He works for Hyster-Yale Group in Berea as an Inventory Integrity Analyst. His earliest memories of White Hall come from field trips and family reunions on the grounds. As an adult, Brian visited White Hall as part of a small “ghost hunting” group around 2005. He and his family attended White Hall’s first annual Scandals and Ghost Stories event and stuck around afterwards, chatting with the staff about ghost stories and history on the benches outside the gift shop. That began his friendship with the White Hall family. A few years later, Brian became involved with re-enactments and learned the art of cooking from the Civil War era. He began to spend more time at White Hall and eventually talked to the park manager into allowing hearth cooking demonstrations inside the stone kitchen. This has turned into a popular event hosted at White Hall throughout the season. Brian, along with his wife Donna and daughter Halle, have become integral members of the White Hall family. In addition to the hearth cooking, they volunteer during Victorian Christmas in December and other events hosted at the park. Brian became the chairperson of the White Hall-Clermont Foundation in the spring of 2015.
Treasurer David Smith
A Certified Public Accountant for over two decades, David is presently a shareholder with the accounting firm Vice & Smith, PSC located in Richmond, Kentucky. He graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting. David has previously served on the boards of the following organizations: Madison Central 2005 Project Graduation, Madison County Girls Basketball Association (also coached in the league for five years), Madison County Pregnancy Help Center, and Richmond Area Arts Council.
For more information on the White Hall-Clermont Foundation, please e-mail the Foundation.