Campbell soup heiress Dorrance Hamilton dies at 88

PHILADELPHIA — Dorrance Hill Hamilton, whose grandfather invented the process used to make Campbell’s condensed soups and used her inherited fortune for philanthropy, has died. She was 88.

Dorrance Hill Hamilton, the granddaughter of the Campbell Soup Co. founder John T. Dorrance, died Tuesday in Boca Grande, Fla. She gave away millions to Philadelphia educational and philanthropic institutions. 

Hamilton died Tuesday at her home in Boca Grande, Florida, said Nancy Brent Wingo, executive director of the Hamilton Family Foundation. A cause of death wasn’t disclosed.

Hamilton, who embraced the nickname “Dodo,” …read more

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