Campbell Law to host competitions, challenges as part of Campbell Giving Day

RALEIGH — Campbell University will hold its seventh annual Campbell Giving Day on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. Campbell Giving Day is the university’s annual day of giving when alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends come together to give a gift to Campbell, wear orange to show their pride and share why they give on social media. It is a day the Campbell community unites to celebrate its rich history and thriving future.

In preparation for Campbell Giving Day, Campbell Law School Dean J. Rich Leonard has announced several competitions, gift challenges and general activities surrounding the day:

Leading the way is John McCabe ‘94 and Rebecca McCabe who will donate $5,000 when the law school reaches 50 donors on Campbell Giving Day. They will then donate an additional $7,500 when 100 total donors are reached and an additional $10,000 when the law school reaches 150 total donors. The McCabes have also committed an additional $2,500 to support the budgetary operations of the student organization with the most Campbell Giving Day donors.

“As a proud Campbell Law alum, I am so excited by all the great things happening at the law school right now under the leadership of Dean Leonard,” said John McCabe, the current chair of the Law School Board of Visitors. “Rebecca and I are thrilled to do our part in making Campbell Giving Day a huge success for our students, faculty and staff.”

The Campbell Law Alumni Association is also taking on a leadership role by sponsoring a competition open to all previous graduating classes of the school (1979 – 2022). The class that has the most individual alumni donors during Campbell Giving Day will have a $5,000 gift made to the law school by the Alumni Association in the winning class’s honor.

Alumni Association Board Chair Bo Walker ’06 announced the competition during the association’s most recent annual meeting. “Each donation matters and the more that participate sends a strong message that our alumni support the school,” Walker said.

The law school will also be part of the university-wide School Participation Challenge which rewards the school or academic unit with the greatest number of gifts through their fundraising page. The winner will receive an additional $1,887 (in recognition of the year the University was founded) for their school’s specific fund. The 2021 participation challenge winner was the School of Business.

Law school faculty and administrators are also participating in the activities by thanking donors. For gifts that are made during specific times throughout the day, donors will receive handwritten notes in gratitude for their generosity.

Thank you notes will be written by the following individuals during their respective hours:

Dean J. Rich Leonard (9 a.m. – 9:59 a.m.)

Professor Sha Hinds-Glick (10 a.m. – 10:59 a.m.)

Professor Tim Zinnecker (11 a.m. – 11:59 a.m.)

Professor Lisa Lukasik (12 p.m. – 12:59 p.m.)

Professor Melissa Essary (1 p.m. – 1:59 p.m.)

Professor Johnny Chriscoe (2 p.m. – 2:59 p.m.)

Professor Olivia Weeks (3 p.m. – 3:59 p.m.)

“Please visit the Campbell Giving Day page on Wednesday, Nov. 9, to make your gift to Campbell Law and to participate in the day’s activities,” Leonard added.


Since its founding in 1976, 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 4,700 alumni, who make their home in nearly all 50 states and beyond. In 2021, Campbell Law celebrated 45 years of graduating legal leaders and 12 years of being located in a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of North Carolina’s Capital City.