John F. (Jack) Porter, III received an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia (1956) and an MBA from the University of Delaware (1965). In 1997, he received an honorary doctorate in business administration from Goldey Beacom College in Wilmington, Delaware. Mr. Porter joined the Delaware Trust Company in 1958, became President in 1979 and served as its Chairman and CEO from 1988 until his retirement in 1997.
Mr. Porter has been a member of the Board of Directors of The Nemours Foundation and a Trustee of the Alfred I. duPont Testamentary Trust since 1995, and past Chairman of the Board of Directors. He has been affiliated with Nemours since 1970, serving as Chairman of its Board of Managers from 1987 to 1995.
Throughout his career, he has been active in many business and community organizations, including Delaware Business Roundtable, Christiana Care, Grand Opera House, and Winterthur Museum and Gardens. He currently serves as a director of the Glenmede Corporation and Glenmede Trust Company, as well as several investment subsidiaries of non-Delaware bank holding companies.
In addition to his Nemours Board and Board Committee assignments, Mr. Porter and fellow Director, Dick Christopher, are serving as co-chairs of the capital campaign in support of funding for the expansion of the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital