Passing of James W. Stevens ’54

James W. Stevens ’54, passed away Sunday June 30th 2019 at his home in Watch Hill, RI. Jim was surrounded by loving family in his final moments. He was a leader of many and always led by positive example and good humor. Jim grew up on the Massachusetts lakeshore of Webster Lake with his sister, Beverly. He always spoke of those days fondly. Later, he attended Deerfield where he made many lifelong friends. As Captain of the baseball team and President of the class of 1954, Jim later joined the Board so he could give back to the school he felt most indebted for positively changing his life. Soon Jim joined the Williams College class of 1958, where he was class President and within a decade joined their Board of Directors. He was the youngest board member ever, for the college, but what he was most proud of was having the opportunity to vote for co-education while on both Deerfield and Williams boards. All who knew him, knew how special of a man he was. He was kind, humble, funny and incredibly generous. He will be missed and forever loved.

Lindsay Stevens ’12


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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