Hamilton Family Charitable Trust

About Us

Group of happy female and male kids having fun and hugging around the camera. Low angle view

Our Guiding Vision

A community where strong and accessible education can expand worlds and change lives.

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 Hill Hamilton (1928–2017), mother and grandmother of the family Trustees. The family extended their philanthropic reach to Palm Beach County, FL and Aquidneck Island, RI in 2017. The family convenes four times annually to honor this legacy, supporting myriad programs that enhance the lives of the young people they serve.


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 C. H. Hamilton
Gray P. H. Hamilton
Jessica H. Hardy
Miles N. P. Hamilton
Nathaniel P. Hamilton, Jr.
Samuel M. V. Hamilton, III

Hamilton Family Aquidneck Island Fund Advisor

Turner C. Scott, Esq.


Chekemma Fulmore-Townsend, MSW, President
Susan R. Murray, CPA, Director of Finance and Operations
Dana M. Henzler, Grants Manager
Maryum Darby-Madison, Program Manager
Chantelle Scott, Project Assistant