From 1926 until his death, Alfred I. duPont was a Florida resident living in Jacksonville, where he built his riverfront estate, Epping Forest. His Trust is administered from a permanent headquarters building constructed in 2008 on the St. Johns River near downtown Jacksonville. Utilizing green technology in a graceful design, the building serves as a lasting memorial to the man who launched the vital work of Nemours.
The Trustees of the Alfred I. duPont Charitable Trust have a deep and abiding commitment to the goals, values, and intentions expressed by Mr. duPont in his will. The most important of those goals by far was support for the mission and caregiving strategies of The Nemours Foundation. Both the Trust and Nemours have experienced strong, continuous growth in the more than 80 years since Mr. duPont’s passing in 1935, and they remain committed to his instruction that the Trust’s resources be devoted to Nemours in support of its mission of providing care to children with chronic and/or life-limiting illness. The goal of this mission is as important today as it was in 1935 and will continue to be important so long as children’s illnesses prevent them from having productive, satisfying lives.