Mary Dupont, is the Director of Financial Empowerment for the state of Delaware. She joined Governor Jack Markell’s administration following a 30-year career in the non-profit sector, as a social entrepreneur designing, replicating and implementing high impact programs designed to increase economic opportunity.
Since joining state government in 2009, she worked with the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services and United Way of Delaware to develop $tand By Me®, an innovative financial empowerment strategy that has served over 50,000 Delawareans through personal financial coaching, financial planning for post-secondary, free web-based tax preparation, financial workshops, and consumer-friendly financial services. $tand By Me® is a statewide community partnership which engages key stakeholders from all sectors including business, education, non-profit, and government.