50th Reunion Giving

As we reflect on the ways Deerfield helped us grow into our adult selves, many of us will choose to make a gift in honor of our 50th reunion.

Whatever your financial circumstances, please take time to explore your options for making a special 50th reunion gift. Just as our experiences were unique, our gifts can reflect our individuality. Please review the many different ways to give (below), and know that gifts of all types (including documented bequest intentions) will count toward our 50th grand total.

Together we can build a meaningful 50th Reunion Gift to Deerfield.

Have an impact on future generations of Deerfield students…

Class of 1968 Endowed Fund for Community Service

Join with classmates in supporting the new Class of 1968 Endowed Fund for Community Service. This fund will be a lasting legacy – a gift from our generation to future generations – that will support Deerfield’s community service initiatives in perpetuity. This is a special tribute to our shared experience as a generation of change makers, and recognition of Deerfield’s robust 21st -century community service program.

  • Give Now by credit card (designate gift type as 50th Reunion Gift)
  • Mail a check (indicate 50th Reunion Fund in memo line):
    Deerfield Academy
    P.O. Box 306
    Deerfield, MA 01342
  • Donate appreciated securities or mutual fund shares. Contact Debra Diemand for transfer instructions at ddiemand@deerfield.edu or 413-774-1839.
  • Direct up to $100,000 in current dollars from your IRA to Deerfield, rather than having to declare it as a taxable income. Contact plannedgiving@deerfield.edu for instructions.

 

Have an impact today

Annual Fund

Alumni, parents, and friends contribute nearly $7 million every year to Deerfield’s Annual Fund, providing a critical 10% of the Academy’s operating budget, and ensuring the very finest secondary school education for today’s students.

  • Give Now by credit card  (designate gift type as Annual Fund)
  • Mail a check (Indicate Annual Fund in memo line):
    Deerfield Academy
    P.O. Box 306
    Deerfield, MA 01342
  • Donate appreciated securities or mutual fund shares. Contact Debra Diemand for transfer instructions at ddiemand@deerfield.edu or 413-774-1839.
  • Direct up to $100,000 in current dollars from your IRA to Deerfield, rather than having to declare it at taxable income. Contact plannedgiving@deerfield.edu for instructions.

Consider planned giving options at Deerfield

  • Bequests: Name Deerfield as a beneficiary in your will, trust, or IRA. 50th Reunion gift credit is available if you provide documentation of your bequest intention.
  • Retirement Accounts: Tax-deferred retirement accounts such as IRAs can be highly taxable to your heirs. Non-profits like Deerfield can receive your IRA assets tax-free, upon your death. 50th Reunion gift credit is available if you provide documentation of your beneficiary designation.
  • Charitable Trusts: Transfer appreciated assets (including real estate or privately held stock) to a charitable remainder trust to support Deerfield, realize significant tax savings, and direct a stream of annual payments to yourself or someone else.
  • Gift Annuities: Fixed annual payments for life, guaranteed by Deerfield. Rates are based on age. Approximately 30% of the gift value is likely to be tax deductible.
  • Life Insurance: Whole life policies (with cash value) can make great charitable gifts.

For more information on planned giving opportunities contact:
Rachel Moore
, Director of Gift Planning and 50th Reunions: 413-774-1872 (office), rmoore@deerfield.edu
Jessica Remillard, Administrative Assistant to Gift Planning and 50th Reunions: 413-774-1584 (office), jremillard@deerfield.edu