Ben DuPont Named Delaware Citizen of the Year

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The Del-Mar-Va Council, Boy Scouts of America is proud to announce Ben duPont is the recipient of the 2024 Delaware Citizen of the Year Award. Ben will be honored at a ceremony on Tuesday, October 1, 2024 at the beautiful Oberod Estate near Wilmington, Delaware. CSC Vice-President Scott Malfitano will serve as the event committee chair. This award honors a prominent Delaware leader who has a wide influence in the business and professional community while serving as an exemplary role model for our youth.

Ben duPont, is co-founder and managing director at Chartline Capital Partners, a Venture Capital Fund. Chartline makes investments in enterprise and industrial technology companies working to make core industries more efficient, reliable, and safe. Our aim is to enter after a strategic inflection point and help founders and management teams realize the full potential of their business. Registration details at

Prior to Chartline Capital Partners, Ben co-founded, an open innovation, technology scouting, and patent pooling firm, holding the position as president from 1999 to 2016. In 2000, was funded by Siemens, Bayer, Caterpillar, P&G, Honeywell, DuPont and NTT.

For several years, Ben worked for DuPont, a global materials science, chemical and agriculture company, and held various management positions across business units including automotive, fibers, specialty chemicals and engineering.

Ben serves his community on many Boards of Directors including, Ecrio, GigSky, Longwood Gardens, Vorbeck, and Tower Hill School. Ben has a Bachelor of Science degree from Tufts University in Mechanical Engineering.
The awards ceremony, in its 20th year, has honored many notable community leaders including, Skip Pennella, Tom Horne, Vance Kershner, Dr. Janice Nevin, Chip Rossi, Paul McConnell, Rob Buccini, Brian DiSabatino, Alan Levin, Fred Sears, Rob Harra, and Connie Bond Stuart. We are proud to have Ben join this influential group of leaders.

Funds raised by this event support a variety of Scouting programs including workforce development, programs for low-income youth, STEM, conservation programs, and much more. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America – to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. To reserve a spot to attend, learn about sponsorship opportunities, or purchase an advertisement in the program book, please visit or contact Ray Teat, Director of Finance & Development, [email protected] at 302-622-3300.

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