Dorrance (DoDo) Hill Hamilton - Philanthropist

DoDo Hamilton - Wayne, Delaware County

DoDo Hamilton lives in Wayne, Delaware County. She is an American heiress of the Campbell Soup fortune and is one of the wealthiest Americans according to Forbes Magazine. She is, and has been, a supporter of many Philadelphia organizations including the University of the Arts, Bryn Mawr Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University.

Following the death of her husband in 1997, DoDo founded the SVB Foundation, a non-profit organization that seeks to preserve rare breeds of livestock. It is the only private organization in the United States that gathers and stores semen and embryos of the animals in its collection. SVB is located in Newport, Rhode Island, one of the places where the Hamiltons owned a home.

Throughout her life she loved gardens and horticulture and was an annual participant in the Philadelphia Flower Show. After visiting the Williamson College of the Trades in Media, PA, she fostered its horticulture program and donated significantly to its program.

Mrs. Hamilton passed away on April 18, 2017 at her home in Boca Grande, Florida at the age of 89.