FLB Comes to the Rescue !!

“Reading John McPhee’s collection of Notes at the back of the recent DA Magazine, reminded me of a time Mr. Boyden took a moment out of his very busy daily schedule to meet with me to address a personal family matter. In 1965 I was asked to report to Mr. Boyden’s office. I was somewhat worried as I was not sure why I would be singled out as it was no routine matter to be asked to meet one-on-one with Mr. Boyden. Mr. Boyden asked me to sit down and said “I have been speaking with your mother in NYC. My understanding is your father, who is divorced from your mother and has caused a lot of headaches in her life, is threatening to come here to Deerfield and take you away. I want you to rest assured that will not happen. I want you to just concentrate on your studies. If your father shows up, I have instructed Mr. Sullivan to remove him from the campus by whatever means necessary. You are excused.” And out I went. I was amazed Mr. Boyden even knew who I was, no less took the time to meet with me individually and not delegate the message through someone else. My father never showed up, but if he had, I knew Red Sullivan would handle it, as his reputation preceded him!” -Bill Walker ’67

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