Industrialist, philanthropist and champion of public education in Delaware, P.S. du Pont (1870-1954) was one of the University's most generous and influential benefactors

In the role of benefactor, P.S. du Pont, a practical and modest man, wished to use his great wealth not simply to make gifts of money, but as the means of initiating change and growth while inspiring others to support and contribute to those endeavors. He ensured, by his focused and thoughtful attention, that his contributions were both useful and wisely managed.