Volunteers Nonpareil

Whitney (Whit) and Jeanette Evans have resided in Sonoma, the heart of Sonoma Valley, since 1991, formerly in Silicon Valley for 4 years, and previously 50 years in Cleveland, Ohio, after graduating from Dartmouth College in 1959. Whit enjoyed his work along the way from 1976 to 1989 as the founder and President of National Health Watch, a health care consulting firm that “focused on hospital marketing programs.” He is a past Board member of the Boys & Girls Club of Sonoma Valley, the Special Olympics, and Board member of the Sonoma Valley Rotary Club. He is a founding Board member of the Sonoma Valley Fund, a non-profit philanthropic organization organized in 2006. Whit and Jeanette are devoted volunteers, and his current passion is seeking affordable housing for teachers in their community, many of whom have to commute 30 miles or more to their schools in Sonoma. In 2012, Whit was selected by the Sonoma City Council for the Alcalde, an honorary mayor award, commending him on his “passion and commitment to his community.” Whit and Jeanette have three married sons and seven grandchildren, 4 of whom are in college. Next to trout fishing, golf is Whit’s favorite hobby. Most importantly, he treasures being married to Jeanette since 1959 !

Photo caption: Whitney ’54 (Whit) and Jeanette Evans enjoying lunch by an amazing trout stream, the Madison, in Montana.

Whit Evans


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