Current Trustees

The Trust's activities are overseen by six appointed Trustees and a full-time investment team.
Given its perpetual nature, the Trust pursues a diversified investment strategy. Holdings include a balance of equities, bonds, and alternative investments. Preservation of capital and growth are priorities, as the Trust continually aspires to increase its human services impact.

Hugh M. Durden
Chairman

Mr. Durden was named Corporate Trustee in 1997 and was elected an individual Trustee and Chairman of the Trust in 2005. As Corporate Trustee, Mr. Durden was a representative of Wachovia Bank and was elected to the Board of Directors of The Nemours Foundation in July 1997. Mr. Durden joined Wachovia Bank in 1972 after business school and remained there throughout his business career, serving in leadership positions in North Carolina and Georgia. He retired as President of Wachovia Corporate Services in 2001.

John F. Porter III
Vice Chairman

Mr. Porter was elected a Trustee of the Alfred I. duPont Charitable Trust in 1995 and has also been a member of the Board of Directors of Nemours since that time. However, he has been affiliated with Nemours since 1970, when he became a member of the Board of Managers and later served as its Chairman. Mr. Porter served as chairman of the Board of Directors from January 2005 to February 2007. He lives in Wilmington and was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Delaware Trust Company until his retirement in 1997.

Thomas G. Kuntz

Mr. Kuntz was elected an individual Trustee of the Alfred I. duPont Charitable Trust in January 2017.  Mr. Kuntz lives in Winter Park, Florida and retired in 2013 from SunTrust Banks, Inc. as Corporate Executive Vice President and as President and CEO of SunTrust Banks, Florida after a 35-year career with the company.  Mr. Kuntz is currently the Chairman of the Florida Board of Governors, the governing body for the State University System of Florida; and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Rollins College.

John S. Lord

Mr. Lord was elected a Trustee of the Alfred I. duPont Charitable Trust in July 2000 and became a member of the Board of Directors of The Nemours Foundation the same year. However, he has been affiliated with Nemours since 1998, when he became a member of the Board of Managers. Mr. Lord was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors in February 2007. He lives in Winter Park, Florida, and retired in 2000 from his position with Bank of America as the Orlando-area market President and Small Business/Premier Banking Executive for the State of Florida. He was first involved with the Trust and Nemours as a representative of the former Corporate Trustee, Nations Bank, and also as a member of the Board of Managers of Nemours.

Geoffrey M. Rogers

Mr. Rogers was elected a Trustee of the Alfred I. duPont Charitable Trust in July 2016. He has been affiliated with Nemours since 2015, when he became a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Rogers lives in Greenville, Delaware. He is currently a Regional Managing Director for Glenmede Trust Company and is active in the local community, serving as a board member of Washington College, Winterthur Museum, Operation Warm, and as a member of the Delaware Business Roundtable.

Winfred L. Thornton

Mr. Thornton was elected a Trustee of the Alfred I. duPont Charitable Trust in 1967 and served as Chairman of the Trust from 1982 until 2005. He was also elected to the Board of Directors of The Nemours Foundation in 1967 and served as Vice Chairman until January 2005. He began his career in railroading with the Southern Railway in 1950, moving to the Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) in 1960 as Chief Operating Officer. He was subsequently elected Vice President, Director, President and Chairman of the railway, and then Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of FEC Industries in 1984. He retired from FEC Industries in 1997. Mr. Thornton was first affiliated with St. Joe Paper Company as a Director in 1968 and was named President in 1984 and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 1991. He retired from the St. Joe Corporation in 1997 and served as a member of the St. Joe Board of Directors until 2004.

Past Trustees

Twelve distinguished individuals served the Trust prior to and in conjunction with some of the current Trustees. JJessie Ball duPont and Edward Ball are discussed in detail in the History of the Alfred I. duPont Charitable Trust publication found in the History section of this website.

Jessie Ball duPont
9/19/39 - 9/26/70
Edward Ball
9/19/39 - 6/24/81
Reginald S. Huidekoper
9/19/39 - 9/28/43
Elbert Dent
12/4/43 - 5/8/65
William B. Mills
5/10/65 - 1/10/86
Thomas S. Coldewey
5/10/65 - 5/19/94
Alfred duPont Dent
5/10/65 - 8/21/97
A.L. Hargraves
5/10/65 - 1/7/66
Jacob C. Belin
12/4/67 - 5/31/00
William T. Thompson III*
1/18/95 – 7/31/14
Richard T. Christopher
9/1/14 - 6/30/16
Herbert H. Peyton*
1/18/95 - 1/31/17
*Trustee Emeritus