Fostering growth and
improving the quality of life for
the residents of Steel Valley.
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The Steel Valley is steeped in history and prospered as a steel hub for much of the 20th century. When the Homestead steel mill closed in 1984, the area began to struggle economically and culturally. In the 21st century, the most valuable resources of the Steel Valley are the people who call it home. They will engage and revitalize the local area. The Campbell Education & Community Foundation supports these educational and civic initiatives. Our mission is to aid the local region by emphasizing empowerment through education and community activities.

The Foundation is especially interested in causes that:

  • ignite excitement for learning by utilizing technology;
  • sustain excellence in education through facility upgrades;
  • engage community growth by encouraging student activity involvement.

William V. Campbell Jr. believes in giving back to his community. As a native of Homestead, the importance of education was instilled in Campbell. His father, William V. Campbell Sr., was a superintendent at the former Homestead High School. To pay homage to his father’s legacy, Campbell provides the upkeep for the William V. Campbell Field.

Campbell was a stand out football player at Columbia University. He graduated in 1962 with a bachelor's degree and followed with a master’s degree in 1964. After serving as head coach of the Columbia Lions from 1974 to 1979, he joined J. Walter Thompson, an advertising agency. He entered the technology industry as an executive with the Kodak Co. He joined Apple in July 1983 and quickly advanced to executive vice president. Campbell then became president of GO Corp. Campbell took over as CEO of Intuit in 1994 and continues to serve as chairman.

Campbell is an adviser to a number of technology companies and was elected chairman of the board of trustees at Columbia in 2005. He is director of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame. The National Football Foundation awards the prestigious William V. Campbell Trophy to an American college football player who demonstrates the best combination of academics, community service, and on-field performance. Throughout his life, Campbell has many accomplishments, but he never forgot his hometown. He credits his parents and lessons learned growing up in Steel Valley as major influences in his life. This Foundation will make certain his investment in Steel Valley will live on through generations.

William V. “Bill” Campbell Jr.

The Campbell Education & Community Foundation supports specific school and community needs in the Steel Valley. The mission of the fund is to foster growth and improve the quality of life for the residents of the Steel Valley area.

If you are interested in submitting a request, please download our proposal form and send completed materials to Joe Ducar, president of CECF. Please note that declined proposals are not a reflection of their merit, but due to fulfilling needs that are a better fit with our mission.

For further information on the Campbell Education & Community Foundation, please contact the foundation's president Joe Ducar at

Common Grant Application

CECF Continuing Student Scholarship Application.pdf

Our Goal: Foster growth and improve the quality of life for the residents of Steel Valley.