Duncan Campbell Receives 2011 Frohnmayer Award for Public Service
Portland Renaissance man Duncan Campbell received the University of Oregon School of Law’s Frohnmayer Award for Public Service during a ceremony on April 8, at The Nines in Portland.
Campbell is a Portland native who graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1973. He is the founder and chairman emeritus of The Campbell Group, a timberland investment firm, presiding over the group from its inception through 2007. He is also an attorney at law and certified public accountant.
Campbell has pursued many entrepreneurial opportunities but it’s his creation of service organizations that support, advocate, and nurture Oregon’s disadvantaged and at-risk youth that may be considered his greatest success. Campbell is the founder of Friends of the Children, which has been recognized as a model for mentoring children at the state and national levels.
Campbell was inspired by his own childhood to start a unique program in the same neighborhood in which he grew up. Friends of the Children matches at-risk youth with professional mentors who provide long-term support and guidance for each child. It now has chapters in nine cities around the country.
In 2005, Campbell gave a generous gift to the law school to teach law students child advocacy skills and to make systemic legal changes that promote children’s well being. Now in its tenth year, the Frohnmayer Award is given annually in Portland by the Oregon Law School Alumni Association. It recognizes a graduate, faculty member, or friend whose public service brings honor to the school.
For those who missed it, view this year’s ceremony below: