News from 1980

Matt Mattes writes: “Two years ago, Chris Schenck and I started talking about how I might contribute to Knapp Schenck, his family’s insurance agency—-arguably the biggest, oldest and best in Boston that you’ve never heard of, until now. It was founded in 1921 by Chris’ grandfather and it grew dramatically under the stewardship of Chris’ father, Garret ’50. It has thrived under the direction of Chris and his cousin, David Winship, since 1987. Chris brought me on board in June to lead the new Personal Benefits Solutions division, which encompasses life, disability and long-term care insurance along with financial, retirement and estate planning and executive benefits. I’ll also help broaden the agency’s property and casualty reach south of Boston and beyond. We’re based in New England, but by no means are we limited to serving only the immediate area. In fact, we have clients in most states and are exploring international capabilities, too. So, if you have any questions in these areas, don’t hesitate to call.”

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