Dorrance Hill Hamilton, American philanthropist, Died at 88


Dorrance “Dodo” Hill Hamilton was born Marie Louise Dorrance Hill on August 16, 1928, and died on April 18, 2017.

She was an American heiress of the Campbell Soup fortune and philanthropist.

Hamilton founded the SVF Foundation in Newport, Rhode Island.

Hamilton was one of the wealthiest Americans according to Forbes.

Hamilton had homes in Wayne, Pennsylvania, Boca Grande, Florida and Newport, Rhode Island.

Hamilton was born to Nathaniel Peter Hill and Elinor Winifred Dorrance.

She attended Foxcroft School, a boarding school for young ladies in Virginia.

Hamilton married Samuel Matthews Vauclain Hamilton Sr. in 1950.

Hamilton had three children, nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Hamilton was a granddaughter of Dr. John T. Dorrance, who created the process for condensing soup and purchased the Campbell Soup Company from his uncle in 1914.

His family still holds a large percentage of the outstanding shares of Campbell stock.

Her husband Samuel M.V. Hamilton died in 1997.

During 1998 Hamilton founded the SVF Foundation.

Dorrance Hill Hamilton passed away at 88 years old.