Blair Brandt 2006

Blair Brandt ’06 writes: “I recently traveled to Cambridge, MA to host a private cocktail party for Harvard juniors and seniors. The event was designed to be a meet and greet between Harvard students and my business partner and I, as an opportunity to introduce them to our company, The Next Step Realty. A few of our Brand Ambassadors at Harvard are Deerfield alums, and a few of the other attendees were Deerfield alums too, so we got lucky and captured a moment of us all together. I’ve attached the photo and hoped you’d include it in the next set of class notes for the Deerfield magazine. In picture from left to right is Will Nitze, Oliver Lee, (Blair in center), Pete Berg, and Liza Cowan. Will Nitze and Oliver Lee represent Next Step at Harvard.

In other news, we’ve actually expanded our Brand Ambassador network to almost 400 students across country, and will be closer to 1,000 before the Class of 2012 graduates from college. More interesting, though, is that nearly 100 of the current ambassadors are also Deerfield alums who have taken a particular interest and enthusiasm to the company, especially after many of their friends interned for us this summer in Manhattan or posted a link to the company on their Facebook profiles, mentioning that a Deerfield alum had started the company. Including DA alums in our Brand Ambassador network has been something I have felt strongly about doing from the get go. I’d imagine that my time as a campus rep for the Gordie Foundation encouraged this belief. This is definitely a trend of loyalty.”

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.

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