Pete du Pont Freedom Award
The Pete du Pont Freedom Award is presented annually to an individual or group who has championed a successful idea, which has led to economic growth or brought innovation to the private sector. The award honors one of Delaware’s finest leaders, Governor Pete du Pont, who delivered Delaware from harsh fiscal times into an age of vibrant economic growth by working with the legislature, business leaders and educators.
Congratulations to Charlie Horn, who was honored with the Foundation’s 2019 Freedom Award for his entrepreneurial successes and his work to support entrepreneurs through the University of Delaware’s Horn Program in Entrepreneurship. Due to COVID-19 we will present our next Pete du Pont Freedom Award in 2021.
Other recent winners include Carol A. Ammon (2018), Mehmet Cengiz Öz (Dr. Oz, 2017), Mike Castle (2016), and Ellen Kullman (2015)