September 30, 2010
Daughter honors her mother and the College of Social Work
A mother and daughter's lifelong compassion for social work shines through the Sarah and Sallie Campbell Youth and Family Endowment Fund.
A strong desire to memorialize her mother’s
loving influence has inspired College of
Social Work alumna Sallie Campbell,
’80 MSW, to fund a fellowship for social
work students who focus on mental health,
youth, and families.
The Sarah and Sallie Campbell Youth
and Family Endowment Fund has nearly
reached full endowment level and honors
Sarah Norwood Campbell, who died in
2006 at age 79.
“My mother would have been happy
with our fellowship, which she inspired
me to create,” Sallie said. “I wanted to do
something that would live on from our
memories together, while helping others.
She would have been proud that I made
the decision to support the University.”
The elder Campbell was a caring,
compassionate advocate for children, her
daughter said. She was a child protective
services supervisor for the Chesterfield
County Department of Social Services in
Chesterfield, her hometown, and also served
on the State Foster Care Review Board.
Following in her mother’s footsteps,
Sallie Campbell has become a highly
regarded and influential social worker in
South Carolina. A diplomat in clinical
social work, she counsels children and families
as a licensed independent social worker
and licensed marriage and family therapist
working for the Medical University of
South Carolina’s Institute of Psychiatry and
Behavioral Sciences in Charleston, S.C.
Sarah and Sallie's Involvement
- “I’ve followed in my mother’s footsteps, and want the influence of our work to be passed down from generation to generation. Our fellowship will accomplish that.”
--Sallie Campbell, '80 MSW
Earlier in her career, Sallie Campbell
helped shape social work credentialing
criteria and policies on both the state and
national levels. She was president of the
National Association of Social Workers,
South Carolina Chapter. She also was president
of the S.C. American Association of
Marriage and Family Therapists, and later
served on the AAMFT Board of Directors.
As a committed child advocate with
Chesterfield County Department of Social
Services, Sarah Campbell coordinated
Operation Christmas Joy, which provided
gifts for children in Chesterfield County.
She kept the tradition going for many years
and remained active in her retirement,
serving on the board for St. Paul United
Methodist Church’s daycare center in
“Social work has always been a part of
our lives,” Sallie said. “I’ve followed in my
mother’s footsteps, and want the influence
of our work to be passed down from generation
to generation. Our fellowship will