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  •  September 22, 2022 - September 23, 2022
     2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

For the first time in the history of the Freedom Award, the Foundation has chosen to honor a business rather than an individual and this year’s Freedom Award Recipient is former credit card giant, MBNA. Key former MBNA leaders John Cochran, Lance Weaver and Bruce Hammonds will accept the prestigious Freedom Award on behalf of MBNA and all who contributed to its national success and positive impact on Delaware.

“This honoree captures both my father’s enthusiasm for entrepreneurial innovation and the priority he placed on job growth,” said Thère du Pont, Board Chair.

This year’s award presentation will be held from 6:00-8:00 PM and will include passed hors d’oeuvres and complimentary beverages. The Freedom Award is held in downtown Wilmington in the hopes that attendees will support local restaurants by having dinner beforehand or after the event.

General Admission: $200 per person
E3 Members: $100 per person (or $200 for each member and one guest)
Legacy and Patriot Members: Complimentary admission for themselves and a select number of guests, based on their membership level.

Sponsorship Opportunities are Available:
Each sponsorship opportunity includes a corresponding number of complimentary tickets, as well as inclusion in the event program, and mentions in event publicity.

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Email [email protected] to secure your sponsorship.

The Pete du Pont Freedom Award Ceremony is a fundraiser for the Pete du Pont Freedom Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Proceeds are tax-deductible and will benefit the Foundation’s Reinventing Delaware and E3 Entrepreneurs.

We hope that you are able to join us in honoring the legacy of MBNA while reconnecting with colleagues. 


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