Founders & Past Leaders

We have come a long way since 1961. As we look back, we admire the foresight of our founders and their success in preserving Delaware’s most precious natural areas.

Past Board Members Board Term
Edmund H. Harvey 1961 – 1978
Rodman Ward 1961 – 1976
Charles Warner, Jr. 1961 – 1964
Natalie du Pont Edmunds 1961 – 1975
Edith du Pont Riegel 1961 – 1993
Martha Fenn Brill 1961 – 1970
Caleb R. Layton, III 1961 – 1971
Wilhelmina du Pont Ross 1961 – 1965
William S. Potter 1961 – 1981
Robert W. Tunnell 1961 – 1993
Anthony Higgins 1961 – 1985
Dr. James E. Marvel 1964 – 1990
Edward W. Cooch, Jr. 1964 β€” 2003
Henry P. Cannon, II 1965 – 1979
Charles S. Crompton, Jr. 1965 – 1965
Emily T. du Pont 1965 – 1992
James L. Latchum 1965 – 1965
David N. Williams 1965 – 1965
Betty Wilcox 1965 – 1973
A. Felix du Pont, Jr. 1965 – 1997
William H. Frederick 1965 – 1978
J. Sellers Bancroft 1966 – 1972
Joseph Y. Jeanes, Jr. 1969 – 1985
Hon. Elbert N. Carvel 1971 – 2005
Warner W. Price, Jr. 1971 – 1993
Anne du Pont Valk 1971 – 1979
Hon. George R. Wright 1974 – 1985
Dr. Julian W. Hill 1975 – 1990
William B. Chandler, Jr. 1977 – 1979
Norman G. Wilder 1979 – 1989
Preston C. Townsend 1980 – 1984
Frances L. Hamilton 1983 – 1985
Caroline du Pont Prickett 1984 – 2012
Nathan Hayward, III 1985 – 2004
Lynn W. Williams 1985 – 2003
Jeffrey M. Neilson 1989 – 2000
Richard J. Florschutz 1994 – 2000
Howard P. Brokaw 1985 – 2013
Robert L. Edgell 1989 – 2019
William K. du Pont 1980 – 2020
Eugene H. Bayard, Esq. 1980 – 2021
Charles F. Gummey, Jr. 1986 – 2020
Blaine T. Phillips, Esq. 1989 – 2021
C. Porter Schutt, III 2002 – 2024
Edmund H. Harvey, Founder and President, 1961–1978
Holger H. Harvey, Executive Director, 1979–2010
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Kate Hackett, Executive Director, 2011-2023

Our commitment to restore, protect and expand these resources remains undiminished.