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October 19, 2018

And the Lifetime Achievement Award Goes To...

Light A Fire Award recognizes Friends of the Children Founder Duncan Campbell.

Friends of the Children Founder, Duncan Campbell, has received the Light A Fire Award for Lifetime Achievement from Portland Monthly. The award recognizes individuals who show tireless commitment to the nonprofit community over a lifetime of service. “The name of this award, Light a Fire, is so true to Duncan and his ability to inspire people,” said Eric Gabrielson, CEO of the Campbell Foundation.

For 35 years, Duncan Campbell has dedicated his life to improving the odds for our community's children who face multiple systemic obstacles through a variety of service leadership roles in nonprofits. In 1993, Campbell founded Friends of the Children in the same Northeast Portland neighborhood in which he grew up under adverse circumstances. His mission was simple: "I wanted to change one child's life before I died," Campbell said. He has since changed and inspired thousands of lives.

Portland Monthly's 14th annual Light a Fire Awards seeks to shine a light on individuals and organizations dedicated to improving our communities. An awards ceremony and dinner, honoring all 12 of this year's nonprofit and individual winners, will be held on November 2nd at the Portland Art Museum. Tickets to the event can be purchased here.

Read Portland Monthly's Feature on Duncan Campbell

This Portlander Has Devoted His Life to Helping At-Risk Children |