Monsignor Campion was born May 11, 1931 in Janesville, Wisconsin. He was affectionately known to many as "TC".
Ordained a Priest on May 25, 1957 in Madison, Wisconsin, serving at various parishes including St. Mary’s in Portage, WI; St. Bernard’s in Madison, WI; St. Jude’s in Beloit, WI; St. James in Madison, WI and St. Victor’s in Monroe, WI. Over the years, Monsignor Campion taught at Edgewood and Beloit Catholic High Schools, was Chaplain at Madison General Hospital, Madison, WI and St. Clare Hospital (now Monroe Clinic Hospital) in Monroe, WI and was the founding Director of the Apostolate to the Handicapped. Father Campion was named a Prelate of Honor (Monsignor) by Pope John Paul II on August 20, 2000. He died on November 12, 2010.
During his many years in Monroe, WI, Monsignor Campion was a provider to the elderly, a champion of the disabled and a teacher to all youth, regardless of religious denomination. Monsignor Campion instilled the meaning of “service to others” and created a community of compassion and respect for all human beings.
Even today, “Campions Champions” t-shirts are worn in his honor and memory. He was the Monroe Cheesemakers sports teams' biggest fan, generously attended nearly every fundraiser for any worthy cause in the area and supported many civic and private organizations for the good of so many people. Above all, Monsignor Campion was a great friend to everyone.
The Campion Fund is a component of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, a separate entity from the Apostolate to the Handicapped and is not associated with the Catholic Diocese of Madison. The Fund is directed by the Board of Directors.
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Teresa Kanable (Monsignor Campion's niece)
Thomas Campion (Monsignor Campion's nephew)