The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that Dorrance “Dodo” Hamilton died earlier today at her home in Florida.

Hamilton, 88, was a billionaire heiress of Campbell’s Soup, founder of the SVF Foundation in Newport and well known for her generous contributions to philanthropy in Florida and Rhode Island.

Read more from The Philadelphia Inquirer – ”Dodo’ Hamilton, 89, leading philanthropist and ‘a woman of vision’

This story will be updated as more information is received.

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