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.