In September 2009, Campbell Law School moved from the main Campbell campus in Buies Creek, North Carolina, into a newly renovated, state-of-the-art facility in downtown Raleigh. The tab: $15 million.
A $1.2 million grant from the Pope Foundation helped to defray the cost. This press release from Campbell University explains the details:
“We are grateful to the leaders of the John W. Pope Foundation for their meaningful contribution to Campbell Law School,” said Dean Melissa Essary. “Their investment in Campbell Law’s new Raleigh home is extraordinary. At $1.2 million, it is not only the largest gift received thus far toward our building campaign, it is the largest gift in the history of the Law School.”
The Pope Foundation is a long-time supporter of Campbell University. Most recently the Foundation provided $4.5 million toward the construction of the John W. Pope, Jr. Convocation Center on the University’s main campus in Buies Creek. The Convocation Center bequest was made in memory of the late John W. Pope, Jr., who graduated from Campbell in 1975.
“It is a privilege for my family and the Pope Foundation to support the great work of Campbell Law School in memory of my father,” stated J. Arthur Pope, president of the John W. Pope Foundation.
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