50th Reunion Giving

Our Deerfield experience was distinctively transformational for each of us. So it makes sense that each of our contributions to the 50th Reunion Gift should reflect our individuality and our collective identity as the Class of ’65.

Whatever your financial circumstance, please take some time to explore your options for creating a remarkable, customized gift.

Together the Class of 1965 can build an extraordinary 50th Reunion Gift.

Make your gift or pledge now!

Have an impact today…

Annual Fund

Alumni, parents, and friends contribute nearly $6 million every year to Deerfield’s Annual Fund, supporting nearly 10% of the Academy’s operating budget. The flexibility of Annual Fund dollars is critical for both established and emerging needs:

  • interdisciplinary courses
  • faculty salaries
  • sit-down meals
  • athletic uniforms
  • dorm feeds
  • financial aid
  • global initiatives
  • international travel opportunities

and on generations of Deerfield students to come.

Class of 1965 Gift for the Boyden Library

Join our classmates in supporting the renovation of the Boyden Library.  This project brings together the Library, the Deerfield Archives, College Advising, Academic Dean, and the Center for Service and Global Citizenship, transforming the 46-year-old building into a vibrant academic resource.

Cash gifts and pledges of any amount are welcome for the Class of 1965 gift to the Boyden Library or other existing endowed funds. Creating a new endowed fund, whether now or through an estate gift, requires a minimum of $100,000.

Ways to Give

Give Now

  • Cash: Includes checks and credit cards.
  • Securities: Giving appreciated securities or money market funds may save capital gains taxes.

Future Boyden Society Gifts

  • Bequests: Naming Deerfield in your will or trust is a simple, effective way to say thanks.
  • Retirement Accounts: 100% of each dollar can be given tax-free by naming DA as a beneficiary.
  • Charitable Trusts: Save taxes while receiving an income or preserving assets for heirs.
  • Real Estate: Giving your home or other property can provide an income to you for life.
  • Life Insurance: Unneeded policies make great gifts.
  • Gift Annuities: Give yourself a guaranteed, fixed income for life.

Contact Us

Katherine A. McKay, Director of Gift Planning: 413-774-1872 (office), 508-529-3059 (cell), kmckay@deerfield.edu

Terry O’Toole ’02, 50th Reunion Capital Gifts Officer: 413-774-1642 (office), 413-427-2538 (cell), totoole@deerfield.edu

Jessica Remillard, Administrative Assistant to Gift Planning and 50th Reunions: 413-774-1584 (office), jremillard@deerfield.edu