1948 Update

Gordon Hall reports: “It’s time I checked in and accounted for myself. I am retired from developing commercial real estate, now managed by 2 of my 3 sons. The other son teaches at Concord Academy. I am in pretty good health, allowing for an ’87 bypass, a ’00 stent, 2 hip replacements and a knee replacement. Medicare is amazing, and it’s easy to see why it will sink us if we don’t limit/modify it pretty seriously. I live in Marblehead, Mass. of which it’s said “is a drinking town with a sailing problem.” I have an IMX40 which we race (tactical racing around the buoys – not blue water) with a wonderful crew of guys who are 40-50 years younger than me. They’re good for me. We’ve won the Nationals, and do pretty well in Mass. Bay and Newport. I fly fish, mostly from our camp in Northern Maine, next to the Allagash River, but occasionally in distant locations. Mostly, I’m very involved in and dedicated to 3 non-profits whose mission is conservation, the environment, and teaching kids about both. Deerfield was very good for me. Mr. Boyden’s entreaty to “finish up strong” is something of a paradox at this age. I’m doing my best, but some days I don’t exactly feel the energy Mr. Boyden imparted when he said it to us.”

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 Deerfield education 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 regional events in many major American cities. Please visit here for more information on regional engagement. 

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


7 Boyden Lane, PO Box 306
Deerfield, MA 01342