Learn more about Alfred I. and Jessie Ball duPont, and the impact their Trust continues to enable, in the timeline below.


Upon the death of Mr. duPont, the Alfred I. duPont Charitable Trust is created to maintain his estate in perpetuity and execute his vision of healthier lives for children around the world.


The Nemours Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to the health of children, is incorporated in Florida.


The Nemours Foundation opens its first healthcare facility for children — the Alfred I. duPont Institute — on the grounds of the The Nemours Estate® in Wilmington, Delaware.


By the 1960s, under the direction of famed orthopedic surgeon Dr. Alfred R. Shands Jr., Nemours has become world-renowned for medicine and research in the field of pediatric orthopedics.


After the death of Mr. duPont’s wife, Jessie Ball duPont, the annual income to Nemours from the Trust significantly increases.


The Nemours Foundation Board expands the health system’s mission to treat a greater range of childhood diseases.


Nemours purchases the Hope Haven Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. Also in 1981, Nemours SeniorCare is established to provide health services to low-income seniors throughout Delaware.


The 800,000-square-foot Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware opens adjacent to the original Alfred I. duPont Institute in Wilmington.


The Nemours Center for Children’s Health Media creates the award-winning KidsHealth.org, offering millions of parents, kids and teens trusted health information from leading pediatric experts.


Nemours establishes additional Nemours Children’s Clinics in Delaware and in Pensacola and Orlando, Florida, all staffed by Nemours physicians and surgeons, but collaborating with local hospitals.


The Nemours Foundation’s mission expands to add “leadership” as part of its purpose and delete limiting words like “acute” and “chronic.” To support the expanded mission, Nemours Health & Prevention Services is chartered to promote holistic health, beginning in Delaware.


The Trust moves into its permanent headquarters on the St. Johns River in Mr. duPont’s adopted hometown of Jacksonville, Florida.


The 630,000-square-foot Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, Florida opens its doors, making Nemours the only pediatric health system in the nation with two freestanding children’s hospitals.


The 40,000 square-foot Cardiac Center at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Florida opens. Also in 2019, the Hospital welcomes its first-ever class of pediatric residents.


Nemours Children’s Health launches a new brand, “Well Beyond Medicine,” reflecting its bold strategy to redefine children’s health.