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正规平台deerfield’s endowment began in 1939, with a bequest from jennie maria arms sheldon, whose gifts included the george albert arms science building, given in memory of her father. over the years, such gifts of generosity and vision have helped the endowment grow to its current value of over $500 million, providing a crucial portion of the school’s operating budget each year, and ensuring the best possible experience for deerfield students of the future.

 

Facilities Gifts

正规平台over the years, gifts to build, renovate, and restore facilities have helped deerfield keep pace with the changing needs of students and faculty. capital projects for facilities include the renovation of the hess center for the arts in 2014, the boyden library in 2016, the athletics complex in 2018 and the health and wellness center in 2019.

Hess Center for the Arts

the hess center for the arts opened with renovated and expanded art, music, dance, and theater studios and performance spaces in the former alumni memorial building completed in 1951. the $33 million renovation project included an updated lobby and large auditorium that accommodates all deerfield students and faculty along with the new 1,200 sq. ft. von auersperg gallery and 160-seat elizabeth wachsman concert hall. these state-of-the-art exhibition and performance spaces realize our vision for hosting guest artists and performers as well as developing artistic excellence at deerfield, thus enhancing the role of the arts in the daily life of the school.

Boyden Library

the $11 million renovation of the 46-year-old library building brought together the library, the offices of college advising and the academic dean, and the center for service and global citizenship to form a vibrant academic resource hub on campus. with additional classrooms, group study areas, and an innovation lab, the library also offers students and faculty new spaces for interdisciplinary and collaborative learning.

Athletics Complex

design and planning for the $68.5 million project began in 2015, with construction commencing in march of 2017. in addition to renovating 6,000 square feet of existing space, an additional 130,000 square feet of facilities have been added. the complex includes a state-of-the-art hockey rink, puck-shooting room, golf simulator, rowing tanks, updated locker rooms, synthetic turf field house, elevated running track, multi-purpose events pavilion, and group exercise rooms. the new facility offers abundant resources that will foster strength, skill, health, and wellness for the entire deerfield academy community.

D.S. Chen Center for Health and Wellness

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Endowment Gifts

The school invests gifts that are designated to endowment with the income directed toward the purpose the donor selects. Only the income from the principal is spent, ensuring that the gift continues in perpetuity, helping to safeguard Deerfield’s finances through changing economic times. There are a number of endowment opportunities available. A list of current endowed funds can be found here.

The earnings on endowed funds are used in perpetuity to support the academy’s programs and goals. Because the principal of the fund is never spent, it can generate greater earnings over time. Income from endowed funds provides thirty-two percent of the operating budget of the school. Annual giving income, by contrast, is spent the same year it is given and is used entirely in support of the operating budget of the school.

正规平台donors may set up a restricted endowed fund in which they designate endowment income for a certain purpose. donors may also opt to create an unrestricted endowed fund, which leaves the spending of income at the discretion of the school. this is most beneficial, because it allows the head of school and the board of trustees the flexibility to direct the income to the area of greatest need at deerfield.

正规平台donors may set up a restricted endowed fund in which they designate endowment income for a certain purpose. donors may also opt to create an unrestricted endowed fund, which leaves the spending of income at the discretion of the school. this is most beneficial, because it allows the head of school and the board of trustees the flexibility to direct the income to the area of greatest need at deerfield.

The Trustees of Deerfield Academy actively manage over 400 endowed funds, protecting the desires of donors and ensuring healthy growth of these assets. Deerfield’s investment policy creates a growing stream of revenue, while protecting and producing funds for reinvestment. Donors receive yearly updates in the ‘Summary of Endowed Funds’ section of the Deerfield Annual Report, and in appropriate individual reports as well.

Endowed funds can be established with outright gifts of cash or stock, through pledges to complete funding over several years, or through planned gifts (with a direct bequest, a charitable gift annuity, or a pooled income fund). Families can also join resources to create an endowed fund, allowing their gifts to have a greater impact and creating unique multi-generational ties to the school. Various naming opportunities and gift levels for establishing an endowed fund are illustrated here, with suggested options that may appeal to you. These are provided as a general guide towards further thought and discussion specific to your individual wishes and resources.

正规平台we honor your trust in us and protect the intent of every gift. for gifting purposes and official documents, deerfield should be referred to as “trustees of deerfield academy.”

For more information, please contact Rachel Moore, Director of Development, at 413-774-1872 or rmoore@b-marlin.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

upon graduating from deerfield, alumni enter a diverse network of former deerfield students. deerfield alumni have ventured into almost every area of employment, and many are at the top of their respective fields. the advantages of this vast network are numerous and significant, as every member of the deerfield family receives the following:

alumni are also eligible for alumni awards, such as the ashley award, heritage award, and the mimi morsman award.

There are no membership fees or dues for members of the Deerfield family, but Deerfield does ask for assistance in a few areas. First of all, in order for Deerfield to have the most up-to-date records possible, we encourage members to keep us apprised of their current contact info. Alumni are also urged to direct all concerns and suggestions regarding Deerfield’s operations through the Executive Committee, the governing body of the Alumni Association. The committee acts as the voice of the alumni body, and works closely with the school administration. In order to keep tuition affordable and the quality of a b-marlin.comcation at its highest, the Academy depends upon the continuing support of alumni and their families. This support can take the form of annual or capital gifts, or time spent volunteering on behalf of Deerfield.

There are Deerfield Clubs in many major American cities. Please visit here正规平台 for more information on specific clubs and their sponsored events. 

Of course! Be sure to read the latest issue of From Albany Road in your email’s in-box for current news of what is happening on campus. As we also send out periodic invitations, it’s always best to make sure we have your current physical address. And if you do plan on visiting campus, why not tell us ahead of time?

Contact the Office of Advancement

alumni@b-marlin.com
413-774-1474

7 Boyden Lane, PO Box 306
Deerfield, MA 01342