Upcoming Alumni Events

April 21

12:30 pm / Zoom

Classes 2007-2020–Join us for our Young Alumni Door to Door: Spotlight featuring Dixon McDonald ’07.
 
Dixon captained a 4-man team, named Latitude 35, to compete in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2020, a 3,000 mile unsupported rowing race across the Atlantic Ocean from the Canary Islands to Antigua for charity. Latitude 35 finished the race on January 17th, 2021 in 2nd place after 36 days, 10 hours, 5 minutes at sea making Dixon the 55th American to ever row across the Atlantic Ocean. The team faced 30+ foot waves, a marlin attack, storms, near capsizes with a broken oar, battery outages, significant weight loss, and extreme sleep deprivation, among other challenges. The team has raised over $250,000 and counting for four charities: Achilles International, the Brian Cross Memorial Trust, the Pelorus Foundation, and the Not Forgotten Association.
 
Dixon is based in New York City and works at a healthcare technology startup after eight years in the financial services industry in NYC and London. He is an IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship and Boston Marathon qualifier, a running guide for visually impaired runners, and already thinking about his next ultra endurance pursuit.

April 23

12:30 pm / Zoom

Join us for the next segment of the Door to Door Entrepreneurship series on April 23 at 12:30 pm ET.

Our event will examine investor and founder relationships. In the investor’s seat we will have Deborah Quazzo P’08, managing partner of GSV Ventures. In the founder’s seat we will feature Lucy Stonehill ’06, founder of BridgeU. The conversation will be moderated by Brigitte Anderson ’98 with Q&A to follow.

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about building relationships, negotiating, and communicating with clarity.

Past Alumni Events

March 17

12:30 pm / Zoom

Classes 2007-2020–Join us for our Young Alumni Door to Door Series on Entrepreneurship featuring Will Nitze ’09.

Will is the Founder & CEO of IQBAR, a Boston-based brain and body nutrition company. After studying psychology as an undergrad at Harvard, Will became fascinated with the human brain and how it functions. Then, in his mid-20’s he experienced chronic failings with his own brain – including daily headaches – that he traced back to his high-carb diet. By eliminating staples like bread and pasta from his regimen, he staged an astounding cognitive recovery!

In 2017, after failing to identify ready-to-eat products that matched his new regimen, Will begin tinkering in his apartment kitchen on a protein bar optimized for brain and body nutrition. After countless iterations, he launched a successful crowdfunding campaign and incorporated IQBAR. While the product line has evolved over the years, Will’s mission of empowering “doers” through better nutrition has never wavered. IQBARs are now sold in 7,000 US locations and on all major e-commerce platforms.

Register today to hear Will’s path since Deerfield!

March 11

7:00 pm / Zoom

Mirna is all over the place – in her work, her life, and her story. Come listen to Mirna share about her life story as she will talk about fitness, the outdoors, and what it means for her to occupy those spaces as Black, fat woman. Moderated by Class of ’93 alumna, former faculty member, and Mirna’s friend, Shantel Moses.

February 24

4:30 pm / Zoom

Alumnae, please join us for our second annual Women’s Wellness event. Nutritionist, Nathalie Rhone ’08 will be moderating our panel and sharing a favorite recipe of hers! Our panelists include Felicia Hawkins ’99, Yasmine Nemazee ’98 and Mackenzie Tsang-Lee ’08.

February 17

12:30 pm / Zoom

Classes 2005-2020–Join us for our Young Alumni Door to Door Series on Marketing featuring Monse Moreno ’05.

Monse is a passionate marketing and advertising professional with expertise in multicultural audiences. She has worked across media and technology companies driving consumer, B2B, and employment brand building at companies like Publicis Groupe, Pandora, and Facebook. In 2018, she was named “Top 40 Under 40 Latinos in Chicago” by Negocios Now and was a Chicago Latino Networks 2017 “Latina Professional Award” finalist. She was recently named a Chicago Latino Caucus Foundation Leadership Academy class of 2021.

Monse serves as the Global Diversity Employment Brand Marketing Manager at Facebook where she leads global strategy and activation development across the recruiting function. She drives the scaled, innovative and culturally-relevant brand building programs that enable a global recruiting organization to attract the world’s top, diverse talent.

February 11

7:00 pm ET

Join us for a two-part virtual event: an on-demand screening of the documentary film Virtually Free and a live Q&A with Producer Alexandra Blaney ’05 and Director André Robert Lee.

Virtually Free is a documentary about unlikely allies in Richmond, VA who partner to transform the juvenile justice system and stop mass incarceration. In the film, we meet Sid, Taee, and AR, three teens currently being held in a Richmond, VA detention center who are offered the chance to become activists speaking truth to power. Participating in a local arts organizations’ program, Performing Statistics, they are taught by different artists to deliver their powerful, authentic messages to the public, law enforcement, and government officials using their art, including a virtual reality jail cell they’ve helped create. Watch the 2-minute trailer on YouTube.

Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with details on how to watch the documentary on demand AND how to join us live on Thursday, February 11 at 7 pm EST.

This event is sponsored by the Deerfield Academy Project for Social Justice and Environmental Sustainability Fund established by the Class of 1964.

January 27

12:30 pm / Zoom

Classes 2007-2020–Join us for our Young Alumni Door to Door Series on Education featuring Abby Cacho ’13. Serving as Vice Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee on Deerfield’s Executive Committee and as a Deerfield Class Agent, Abby is a Harlem, NY native, Deerfield Academy and two-time University of Pennsylvania alumna who now uses literature to teach her students empathy and critical thinking skills. Excited to return to the city and continue learning as an early career educator, Abby accepted a position at Greenwich Country Day School’s new Upper School to help develop the school’s vision of an interdisciplinary project-based model.

December 16

Classes 2007-2020–Join us for our Young Alumni Door to Door Series on Entertainment featuring Ingrid Kapteyn ’09. Ingrid is an international performer, creator, collaborator, teacher, and student of listening with a BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School.

December 5

Alumnae and female faculty from ’90 — ’93 please join us on Saturday, December 5 at 11:30 am EST. Grab you coffee, tea, or drink of choice as we discuss life events since we last chatted in May. We challenge you all to wear something from your Days at Deerfield!

November 18

Classes 2007-2020 — Join us for our Young Alumni Door to Door Series on Finance featuring Andrew Wood ’09. The Los Angeles-based Financial Advisor focuses on helping families, entrepreneurs, artists, and athletes lead impactful lives and develop the foundation for an enduring legacy.

November 17

Deerfield Alumni and Friends: Join Head of School Dr. John P.N. Austin for an update on the 2020-2021 school year. We welcome general questions for Dr. Austin submitted by Tuesday, November 10. 

November 14

The Deerfield Clubs ask you to take 30 minutes of your day on Saturday November 14, 2020 to pick up trash in your area. Whether you go down by the river, to a local park, or stay in your own yard, we can make a difference. Wear your Deerfield Swag, take a picture and share it with us.

November 10

Please Join us for our Alumni Door to Door Entrepreneurship Series. Brigitte Anderson ’98 will be moderating a panel discussion on entrepreneurship. Our panelists are Ben Cmejla ’07, Paula Edgar ’95, and Olivia Pivirotto ’15. 

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

alumni@deerfield.edu
413-774-1474

7 Boyden Lane, PO Box 306
Deerfield, MA 01342