News for 1964

Richard Berner reports: “In April 2011 I returned to public service as Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury. I’m primarily responsible for setting up the Office of Financial Research and have been nominated to be its Director. The Office’s mission is to serve the needs of the Financial Stability Oversight Council in assessing and monitoring threats to financial stability. Both the Council, a collaborative body consisting of financial policymakers, and the Office, were created by the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010.

Deerfield reinforced for me the importance of giving back, and I am glad to have the opportunity to do so. Nearly fifty years ago, the Deerfield alumni who participated in a Public Service Symposium on campus impressed me with their commitment to improving our country and our society. I hope that I am worthy of that heritage.

2012 has been an amazing year for our family. My wonderful wife Bonnie Tolerates my commuting to Washington. Our son Matt married Brittany Mantell in September and our daughter Laura recently became engaged to Daniel Logue. We’re proud of them all.”

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