Ed Campos (1953-2014)


With a great measure of sadness, I would like to announce that our member and good friend, Jose Edgardo "Ed" Campos, passed away yesterday afternoon after several months battling cancer. His wife Rica has arranged for the following events over the next several days, so that we may all have an opportunity to pay our respects to Ed and his family:

Viewing Schedule:

April 13 (Sunday)
1 pm - 3pm and
5 pm - 7 pm
April 14 (Monday)
5 pm - 8 pm
Money and King Funeral Home
171 Maple Avenue W •  Vienna, VA 22180 •  703-938-7440

Memorial Service & Funeral Mass:

April 15 (Tuesday)
10 am: Memorial Service
11 am: Funeral Mass
Holy Trinity Catholic Church (Georgetown)
3513 'N' Street NW
Washington, DC 20007
Ed Campos pic

Ed was a highly-accomplished individual, thinker, teacher, and policy professional. He spent his formative years at the Ateneo de Manila (GS '66, HS '70, College '74) and proceeded to the U.S. and obtained an M.S. in Agricultural and Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota, and subsequentually earned his Ph.D in Social Sciences from Cal Tech. Ed had a very active professional life-- most of it was spent at the World Bank but he also had stints with the Department of Budget and Management of the Philippine Government and the with Asian Development Bank. He was also an academic, having taught public policy and management as an assistant professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. As a political economist, he was highly regarded for his efforts in promoting anti-corruption initiatives, institution building, and good governance. In 1997 the International Political Science Association awarded him the Charles Levine Prize for best book on comparative politics for his co-authored book, The Key to the Asian Miracle: Making Shared Growth Credible.

Many of us here got to know Ed from his longtime affiliation with the World Bank, but quite a number of us also got to know him through his wife Rica and his children, and through music. Ed loved music and derived great enjoyment just playing the piano. In recent years, he along several other of our Association members formed the Mainspring Band (Ed was the band's music director), a group which performed at two of our alumni galas and at a number of local area events, most recently a World Bank fundraiser for the victims of supertyphoon Yolanda/Haiyan.

He was a fixture in the DC area Filipino community, and a staunch supporter of our Association. But above all, he was our good friend. We will always miss him. Please pray for his eternal repose with our Creator.

Butch Arroyo