Duncan Campbell’s passion for helping society’s most vulnerable children grew from his own experience as a youth living in inner-city Portland. Those experiences eventually led to his founding of four children’s organizations: Youth Resources, The Children’s Course, the Children’s Institute, and a mentoring organization, which has national recognition, Friends of the Children.
Friends of the Children serves approximately six hundred children nationally in seven communities across the United States. It is recognized as a model mentoring program for seriously at-risk children throughout the country.
He has worked on the Governor’s Children Agenda, was Chairman of the Multnomah County Juvenile Services Commission, was a founding board member of Children First, and is involved with the Thrive Forum. In addition, he was a delegate to the President’s Summit for America’s Future, and has been a speaker at the White House for the Helping America’s Youth Initiative.
Duncan has more than thirty years of timberland investment and forest industry experience. He is the founder and chairman emeritus of the Campbell Group. He holds a BS degree and a Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from the University of Oregon and is an Attorney at Law and a CPA. Duncan has been very active in a variety of leadership and civic roles.