Hamilton Family Charitable Trust

About Us

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Our Guiding Vision

The Trust helps to create vibrant communities that offer effective, equitable, and well-rounded education for all young people in Greater Philadelphia. We support programs that lead to students’ academic excellence in high school and college and to job readiness.

History of the Trust

Dorrance Hamilton

Dorrance Hamilton

The Hamilton Family Charitable Trust comprises two generations of the Hamilton family with a long history of philanthropy in the Philadelphia region. Since 1992, the family has been committed to improving educational opportunities for children and youth, a mission established by Dorrance (Dodo) Hamilton (1928–2017), mother and grandmother of the family Trustees. The family convenes multiple times annually to honor this legacy, supporting myriad programs that enhance the lives of the young people they serve.

Current Leadership

Board of Directors

Margaret H. Duprey
Nathaniel P. Hamilton
S. Matthews V. Hamilton, Jr.
Barbara R. Cobb
Francis J. Mirabello, Esq.

Grants Committee

Dorrance (Dory) Hamilton Benson
Charles N. Hamilton
Charlotte D. Marshall
Crawford F. H. Hamilton
Gray P. R. Hamilton
Jessica H. Hardy
Miles N. P. Hamilton
Nathaniel P. Hamilton, Jr.
Samuel M. V. Hamilton, III


Nancy B. Wingo, Executive Director
Susan R. Murray, CPA, Director of Finance and Operations
Jane M. Somers, Senior Grants Administrator