Grand Life

Joanne and I have been living the grand life in San Miguel de Allende for eight years. SMA is four hours by car north of Mexico City in the high desert country (6000 ft so there is low humidity, warm days and cool nights, year round). My investment bank Howard, Lawson & Co. was sold in 2000 (just in time) and in 2005 we sold, the main source of information for companies going public and their professional advisors. Here in SMA we manage the Heart of Frida collection (letters and drawings) and its website www.frdia2007,com. We recently transferred ownership of, the premier information source for visitors and residents of SMA, to focus more on travel and a new website MX-US-Compared, aimed at the many retirees seeking a perfect location for their active lives. For those who wish a taste of the intriguing life here, we are very interested in trading houses for a few weeks anywhere in the world ( Travelers are always welcome at our home in the center of San Miguel. (Austin and Bunny Briggs also live here.)

Graeme Howard Class of 1950

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 Deerfield Clubs in many major American cities. Please visit here 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

7 Boyden Lane, PO Box 306
Deerfield, MA 01342