Our thanks and appreciation to everyone who supported the

10th Delaware History Makers Award

as we honored Delaware Business: A Tradition of Innovation and Success



Honorees Andre G. Buchard (left) and Mr. Rodman Ward III (right)

2017 Honorees The Hon. Andre G. Bouchard (left)
and Mr. Rodman Ward III (right)




2017 Delaware History Makers Award

2017 Delaware History Makers Award


The Delaware Historical Society is pleased to recognize these longstanding businesses
for extraordinary and lasting contributions to the quality of life in Delaware.

Bell Funeral Home (ca. 1930)
Bennett Orchards (1867)
DuPont (1802)
I.G. Burton & Company, Inc. (1908)

Kelly’s Logan House (1864)
Mercantile Press (1884)
The Pilots’ Association for the Bay and River Delaware (1896)
Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP (1826)
Speakman Company (1869)

WSFS Bank (1832)


We gratefully acknowledge the support of Dupont, this year’s Champion Sponsor, and all of the sponsors, ticket purchasers and donors who helped make the evening of Tuesday, April 25, 2017, a memorable success.

The Delaware History Makers Award is one of the most prestigious honors in the First State – one that pays tribute to individuals whose lives and work have helped them make a positive and permanent impact in our state, the nation or the world. The Award recognizes Delawareans who have helped to change the course of history.


Proceeds from the 2017 Delaware History Makers Award event help support
the Society’s award-winning educational programs throughout the State of Delaware.

2017 Delaware History Makers Award Champion Sponsor:



The Chahalis Ward Group at UBS Financial Service
Corporation Services Company
Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP
The Pilots’ Association for the Bay & River Delaware
Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Speakman Company



Aloysius Butler & Clark   |   Barclays   |   The Buccini/Pollin Group   |   Wilmington Trust/M&T Bank



Christiana Care Health System   |   Citizens Bank   |   Discover Bank

Pete and Tina Hayward   |   Howard G. Kristol     |     NORR     |     Patterson Schwartz Real Estate

Pettinaro Family     |     W. L. Gore & Associates     |     Susan and Rodman Ward, Jr.



Ballard Spahr LLP   |   Mr. and Mrs. David B. Brown   |   The Culinart Group   |   Margaret and Paul Harrell

Penny and Chris Saridakis   |   Tarabicos Grosso, LLP   |   Drs. Melva and Leland Ware

Weymouth Swayze & Corroon Insurance   |   Wohlsen Construction Company   |   Toni Young



Anonymous   |  Senator and Mrs. Thomas Carper   |   The Hon. Michael N. Castle   |   Cover & Rossiter, P.A.

Ms. Jane Frelick   |   IFS Benefits, LLC - Steve Blewitt   |   Mr. and Mrs. Michael G. Rhodes   |   Mr. and Mrs. James W. Semple

Mr. and Mrs. E. Norman Veasey   |   Bill and Barbara Wade


Media Sponsors

Delaware Business Times Delaware Today


For additional post-event information, or if you would like to be included as a Sponsor for the next
Delaware History Makers Award program, please contact the Advancement Office at 302-295-2392. Thank you.


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