Campbell Law receives $100,000 Class Reunion gift from alumni to support scholarships

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RALEIGH — Campbell Law School alumni Peggy Harris Frank ’85 and Marshall J. Frank ’84 met during law school and were married soon after graduation in 1986. They are celebrating 38 years of marriage in 2024 and it all began in the hallways of Kivett Hall, the former location of the law school, on Campbell University’s main campus in Buies Creek.

Now, nearly 40 years after Marshall Frank graduated, the couple has made a $100,000 gift to establish the Peggy Harris Frank and Marshall J. Frank Family Endowed Law Scholarship Fund.

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Marshall and Peggy Frank

“We had addressed our undergraduate programs by appropriate donations but had never stepped up to express our true appreciation for Campbell Law,” Marshall Frank explained. “During the past year, we received notifications of my 40th reunion planned for May 2024. That served as the reminder and impetus for us to do what we had discussed over recent years.”

The Franks’ gift comes at a time when the cost of tuition in higher education continues to rise nationwide. By establishing an endowed fund, the principal is invested and the income earned from the investment is distributed as a scholarship award on an annual basis.

“Not only have we endowed a law school scholarship, but we hope to enhance that gift by additional funding in future years,” Marshall Frank continued. “We hope that the size of our gift will enable Campbell Law to make meaningful contributions to law students needing financial assistance.”

Dean J. Rich Leonard added, “I am extremely grateful for the generous gift from Peggy and Marshall Frank. Private funding is more crucial than ever as competitive scholarships among schools has escalated. A gift like this helps us to attract and keep our best and brightest.”

After graduating from law school, Peggy and Marshall Frank went on to successful careers in the legal profession. Peggy Frank was a longstanding prosecutor for the Pulaski County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office and Montgomery County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office and Marshall Frank was a private practitioner in Blacksburg, Virginia.

“Campbell Law School is very near and dear to us, not only because the law school gave us an opportunity for a legal education, but because of the quality and preparation it afforded us to be outstanding lawyers,” Marshall Frank added. “From day one, we went forward with the desire to show our community what a Campbell Lawyer stood for.”

The classes of 1979, 1984, 1994, 1999, 2014 and 2019 are celebrating their reunion anniversaries on Saturday, May 4, 2024. Activities will take place in the morning at the law school with a formal in the evening. Alumni from those classes can find more information on the reunion and register at this link.

To make a reunion gift, click on this link.


Since its founding in 1986, Campbell Law has developed lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion, and professional competence, and who view the law as a calling to serve others. Among its accolades, the school has been recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) as having the nation’s top Professionalism Program and by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers for having the nation’s best Trial Advocacy Program. Campbell Law boasts more than 4,800 alumni, who make their home in nearly all 50 states and beyond. In 2024, Campbell Law is celebrating 45 years of graduating legal leaders and 15 years of being located in a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of North Carolina’s Capital City.