Keith Campbell fishing.

Building on his childhood appreciation of the majesty of coastal bays, investment advisor D. Keith Campbell located his firm, Campbell & Company, in Baltimore in 1973. He believed then, as he does now, that a vibrant environment provides strong support for the economy of a region.

The Campbell Foundation was established in 1998 to improve the conditions of America’s largest and most ecologically diverse and productive estuary systems: the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays. In 2003, Keith expanded the geographic focus of The Campbell Foundation to include Northern California and the San Francisco Bay watershed under the leadership of his daughter and the Foundation’s President, Samantha Campbell.

Convinced of the lifestyle benefits offered by healthy Bays, Keith has focused the Campbell Foundation on engaging others in partnership activities to protect living resources and their habitats. Deeply concerned that the Bays are on the brink of irrevocable decline, Keith is determined to convince citizens and policymakers that business cannot continue as usual. Indeed, all parties must take scientifically-based and strategically focused action to address the most critical problems facing these fragile resources.