Student Program and Support Funds
JOHN D. AMES JR. ’48 MEMORIAL FUND
Established in 1998 by family and friends in memory of John Ames Jr. ’48, the fund supports the needs of the baseball team, with special consideration given to needy students.
L. GORDON BAILEY ’04 MEMORIAL FUND
Established in 2004 with gifts from Leslie and Michael Lanahan, Lynn and Claire Bailey, parents of Gordie, and family, classmates, and friends in memory of L. Gordon “Gordie” Bailey Jr. ’04. The fund supports ongoing needs of the football and lacrosse programs.
BAITY FAMILY FUND
This endowed fund was established in 2015 through the generosity of the Baity Family to contribute toward purchase of team uniforms and training equipment and toward expenses of team travel for the swimming and diving, water polo and golf teams at Deerfield Academy.
BASEBALL PROGRAM ENDOWED FUND
Established in 2011 by Kurt and Tamra Mobley P’11 for the general benefit of the baseball program.
BEWKES FAMILY COMMUNITY SERVICE FUND
Established in 2000 by E. Garrett Bewkes Jr. ’44, parent of E. Garrett “Gar” III ’68, Jeffrey ’70 and Robert ’74, and grandparent of Chandler ’00, Barrett ’02, E. Garret IV ’06 and Robert Jr. ’06.
BEWKES FAMILY FUND
Established in 2012 through the generosity of Jeffrey L. Bewkes ’70, P’15, this fund will be used to support the Preparation Gap Program.
BLOOMER LACROSSE FUND
Established in 2015 by Thomas Bloomer ’49 for the benefit of lacrosse.
MICHAEL D. BOIS ENDOWED FUND FOR GLOBAL INITIATIVES
Established in 2009 in memory of beloved faculty member Michael Bois who taught history and was dorm master of John Williams House from 1965 – 1994, this fund supports international education and travel programs at Deerfield with the goal of increasing the global perspective and cultural understanding of students.
DONALD A.K. BROWN ’36 MEMORIAL FUND
Established in 1998 by Mrs. Donald A.K. Brown, parent of Donald B. “Sandy” ’80, in memory of her husband and Sandy’s father, the fund supports students who are interested in opportunities for studying abroad.
CHEN FAMILY FUND
Established through the generosity of Ms. Chun Wei and Mr. Dagang Chen P’16, in honor of their son Kevin ’16, this endowed fund supports the study of the sciences, specifically projects and related expenses.
HELEN CHILDS BOYDEN FUND
Established in 1989 by Steven C. Rockefeller ’54 to support the transition to coeducation and ongoing needs in this area.
HELEN CHILDS BOYDEN SCIENCE FUND
Established in 1974 with a bequest from Helen Childs Boyden, Deerfield faculty 1904-1968.
FRANKLIN AND CYNTHIA BROWNING SERVICE LEARNING FUND
Established in 1998 by Cynthia and Franklin Browning ’46 for support of service learning and community service projects at Deerfield.
BURDA FAMILY FUND
Established in 2005 by Franz and Bettina Burda, parents of Sabrina ’07 and Franz ’09, the fund supports the fine arts program and international experiences at Deerfield.
ANDREW CABOT ’89 MUSIC FUND
Established in 1993 by family and friends in memory of Andrew Cabot ’89, the fund supports the study and performance of music at Deerfield.
SUHNI CHUNG ’05 ENDOWMENT
Established in 2012 through the generosity of the Chung Family, this fund will support Deerfield’s efforts to promote Korea-related activities.
CISNEROS FUND FOR LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
Established in 2000 by Gustavo and Patricia Cisneros, parents of Adriana ’98, and Ricardo Cisneros, father of Helena ’93, Andres ’98 and Henrique ’01, the fund supports areas of Latin American study.
CLASS OF 1956 FUND FOR GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING
Established in 2006 by the Class of 1956 on the occasion of their 50th Reunion, this fund supports programs for students and faculty including aid for study abroad, international travel and community service projects, and guest speakers and symposiums.
CLASS OF 1959 ENDOWED FUND IN SUPPORT OF ETHICAL, GLOBAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
Established in 2009 by the Class of 1959 on the occasion of their 50th Reunion, this fund will enable the Academy to create a variety of new initiatives as well as to strengthen existing programming in the interrelated areas of community service, environmental sustainability, and global awareness.
CLASS OF 2002 FUND FOR STUDENT LIFE
Established by the Senior Parents in honor of the Class of 2002, the fund supports opportunities to enhance student life at Deerfield and the development of qualities of character, confidence, and leadership among all students.
CLASS OF 2006 FUND FOR GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING IN HONOR OF ERIC WIDMER AND MEERA VISWANATHAN
Established in 2006 by the Senior Parents in honor of the Class of 2006, the fund supports international projects and experiences for students.
CLASS OF 2014 FUND FOR STUDENT LIFE
This endowed fund was established by the families and friends of the Class of 2014 to support student planned and organized cultural, entertainment, and educational activities, both on- and off-campus.
COHEN FUND FOR MUSIC FESTIVALS
Established in 2005 by Janet and Richard B. Cohen ’70, parents of Perry ’94, Jill ’98, and Rachel ’05, the fund enables Deerfield musicians to participate in music festivals outside of Deerfield.
BENJAMIN L. COOK JR. ’29 MEMORIAL FUND
Established in 1995 with a bequest from Benjamin L. Cook Jr. ’29 and memorial gifts from family, friends and classmates, the fund supports the soccer and hockey programs.
CHARLES PIPER COST ’83 MEMORIAL GRANT FUND
Established in 1986 by the family and friends of Charles Piper Cost ’83, the fund supports a student doing summer volunteer work.
COX AWARENESS AND ASSISTANCE FUND
Established in 1992 by Ms. Jean Cox and Mr. Archibald Cox Jr., parents of Christopher Leventis Cox ’87, the fund assists students with special learning needs including testing, evaluation and tutorial assistance.
CREW PROGRAM ENDOWED FUND
Established in 2010 with gifts from Mr. Gerald I. Nudo and Ms. Anne B. Voshel, parents of Whitney ’10, and Dr. and Mrs. Thomas (Ellen) Hakes, parents of John Bradford “Brad” ’12, the fund supports costs related to the Academy’s boys and girls crew programs with the hope that other like-minded individuals, who wish to add strength and stability to Deerfield’s crew programs, will consider gifts to this fund.
CROSS COUNTRY PROGRAM ENDOWED FUND
Established in 2011 with gifts from Charles and Kerry Wilson P’10, ’12, ’14 and Christopher and Eleanor Reich P’13 in support of Deerfield’s cross country programs.
MARGARITA CURTIS FUND FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE
Established through the generosity of Thomas O. Boucher Jr ’76 in honor of Head of School Margarita Curtis, this endowed fund will be used to support Deerfield students engaged in community service programs, and may be used for both domestic and international opportunities.
DEERFIELD WRITING AND JOURNALISM FUND
Established in 1992, the fund provides opportunities for students in the areas of writing and journalism.
DENUNZIO FUND FOR ATHLETICS
This endowed fund was established through the generosity of Ralph D. DeNunzio and will support Deerfield’s athletic programs.
JOHN DINNEEN FUND FOR MEN’S RACQUET SPORTS
Established in 1989 by John J. Dinneen III ’79.
DR. BEVERLY C. DUNN JR.’35 MEMORIAL FUND
Established in 1985 by William W. Dunn ’42 in memory of his brother, the fund supports the study of physics and mathematics.
EARLE/MENDILLO FAMILY SERVICE FUND
Established in 2007 through the generosity of Ralph Earle III ’75, his brother Duncan ’78 and their father Amb. Ralph Earle II ’46, this fund supports grants to students interested in public or community service.
ENDOWMENT FOR STUDENT PROGRAMS
Established in 1987 for gifts of an unrestricted nature for student programs.
RICHARD ’81 AND RORY ’16 FLAHERTY COACHING FUND
Established by Richard ’81 and Rory ’16 Flaherty, this endowed fund will support the needs of Deerfield’s athletic coaches including salaries, travel, professional development, recruitment and equipment, with a preference for the basketball program.
E. E. FORD ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT FUND
Established in 1991 by the E. E. Ford Foundation to provide for academic enrichment of financial aid students at Deerfield.
FREEDMAN FAMILY FUND
Established in 2000 by Joan and Richard “Rif” Freedman ’50, parents of Andrew ’76, on the occasion of Rif’s 50th Reunion, the fund supports activities, programs and special events that address issues of anti-Semitism and intolerance.
FUND FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY EDUCATION AND LEARNING AT DEERFIELD
Established in 2013 through the generosity of Jonathan H. Grenzke ’94 and Dr. Elizabeth A. Kensinger, this endowed fund supports curriculum development at Deerfield that enhances interdisciplinary collaboration amongst faculty and students alike. More specifically, the fund has a preference for supporting projects and courses that involve the teaching of writing within a scientific context.
FUND FOR SPANISH TRAVEL PROGRAMS
Established in 2007 by JT and Gay Coe, parents of Taylor ’09, the fund supports any Spanish language students with need who might not otherwise be able to participate in exchange, travel, or study programs, with a preference for programs with Spanish speaking countries.
GARONZIK FAMILY FUND
Established in 2006 by the Board of Trustees in recognition of the generous support of Carlie and Neal Garonzik ’64, the fund supports needs in the area of student life.
CASEY JAMES GARRELS ’92 MEMORIAL FUND
Established in 2012 by family and friends in memory of Casey J. Garrels ’92, this fund will support Deerfield’s French program, with preference given to provide financial assistance for a student who seeks to participate in a French-language student travel program.
GORDON AND MAGGIE GRAY SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
Established in 2000 by Gordon and Maggie Gray, parents of Carter ’02, this fund supports the Success Through Enrichment Program (S.T.E.P.), which provides an on-campus summer enrichment program for underserved junior high school students.
RANDALL AND MARY HACK ENDOWMENT FUND FOR SUSTAINABILITY
Established through the generosity of the Hack Family, this endowed fund will support Deerfield’s sustainability and environmental efforts, including on-campus programs, courses, international/experiential initiatives, community service outreach, and faculty support.
HARDEE FAMILY GOOD SAMARITAN FUND
Established in 2000 by James D. Hardee Jr. ’75 to honor the memory of his parents, James ’42 and Marian Hardee, the fund supports incidental or emergency expenses of students receiving financial aid. The donor encourages additional gifts from alumni and parents who share in the wish to provide for such needs.
ROBERT HENDRICK HARDIGG ’78 MUSIC INSTRUCTION FUND
Established in 1986 upon the death of Mary O’Brien Hardigg and in memory of Mrs. Hardigg’s grandson, Robert ’78.
HEAD OF SCHOOL DISCRETIONARY FUND FOR STUDENTS
Established in 2008 through a bequest of Mrs. Frits (Marie) Markus, long-time supporter of Deerfield and mother of Frank Markus ’62, the fund supports student activities, travel emergencies, and other needs of Deerfield students.
GORDON T. HEALD ’54 MUSIC FUND
Established in 1999 as a bequest from Gordon T. Heald ’54 and honors Gordon’s and his wife Betsy’s love of music, the fund helps subsidize trips for choral or instrumental groups and supports special projects or initiatives for these groups.
HODERMARSKY SUMMER STUDY FUND
Established in 1991 in honor of Daniel P. Hodermarsky, Fine Arts faculty 1969-1989, the fund supports summer enrichment opportunities for fine arts students.
HOON FAMILY DEERFIELD ACADEMY PRESS FUND
This endowed fund was established through the generosity of Will Hoon and Josephine Tay, parents of Callie ’15, and will support the Deerfield Academy Press or other student publication activities at Deerfield Academy.
HILARY HUFFARD HEAD OF SCHOOL DISCRETIONARY FUND
Established in 1985 by the family of Mr. and Mrs. Paul P. Huffard Jr. ’32 in memory of their daughter Hilary and later to honor the memory of Paul P. “Phil” Huffard Jr. ’32, his son Paul P. “Flip” III ’57, and his son, Wick Battin Huffard ’03, the fund supports spontaneous events that enrich the Deerfield community.
ILSLEY FAMILY FUND
Established in 2014 through the generosity of David ’76 and Kathy Ilsley P’16,’17,’18, this endowed fund will be used to support athletics, with preference for funding outside coaching staff for sub-varsity teams, including third, fourths, and reserves for both girls’ and boys’ sports, with the goal of providing the broadest athletic program possible.
ELLEN FULLER KAUFMANN FUND
Established in 2001 by Robert E. Kaufmann, Deerfield Headmaster 1980-1994, in honor of his wife, Ellen Fuller Kaufmann, the fund supports the religious and spiritual life of the Academy community.
DAVID F. KENDALL ’81 FUND
Established in 2011 with a grant from the Henry P. Kendall Foundation in memory of David F. Kendall ’81, this fund supports student activities and programs in upholding David’s legacy of student outreach.
Established in 1980 by Salim Lewis, parent of Jeremy ’87 and Oliver ’90, the fund supports students with special physical or emotional needs.
LOBLOLLY FUND FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Established in 2001 with a gift from John Winthrop and his sons, John “Jay” Jr. ’82 and Bayard ’87, the fund supports student activities that promote environmental awareness or support environmental science.
EDDY PUN LUI ’91 FAMILY FUND
Established in 2011, this fund is designated to support international programs.
SHELDON AND MARILYN MACLEOD OPERA FUND
Established in 2000 by Marilyn and Sheldon MacLeod ’45, the fund supports trips to the opera and summer opportunities in vocal music.
DENIS AND JENNIFER MATHIAS P’89,’92 FUND
Established in 2014 by Vivek Mathias ’89 in honor of his parents Denis and Jennifer Mathias P’89,’92, this endowed fund supports the study of mathematics and computer science.
MCMANEMIN FAMILY FUND FOR STUDENT TRAVEL
Established through the generosity of Casey and Megan McManemin, parents of Audrey McManemin ’17, this endowed fund supports student service learning and enrichment opportunities at Deerfield, with preference for those that include travel.
ALBERTO B. “TITO” MEJIA ’03 MEMORIAL FUND
Established in 2010 by family, friends and classmates in memory of Tito ’03, the fund supports students who are struggling academically and require extra assistance through professional evaluative testing and one on one remediation to augment their basic study skills.
JACK MEYERS FUND
Established in 2000 by Christina and Warren Meyers ’78 celebrating the spirit of their son Jack, the fund provides support to deaf or hearing-impaired students, or with other physical impairments.
JOSEPH J. MORSMAN, III ’55 ATHLETIC FUND
Established in 2013, this fund will provide equal support to the athletic program and for incidental or emergency expenses related to athletics for students receiving financial aid, with preference given to Jay’s teams: JV Soccer, JV Hockey and Varsity Tennis.
WILLIAM G. MORTON FUND FOR CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
Established in 2001 by William G. Morton Jr. ’55 in memory of his father, the fund provides support for the purchase of instruments, visiting performers, and professional instruction.
ALICE NEEL FUND FOR ADVANCED STUDY IN THE VISUAL ARTS
Established in 1992 by Dr. and Mrs. Hartley S. Neel in memory of Alice Neel, artist and grandmother of Elizabeth ’93, the fund provides encouragement and resources for art students.
ELINOR TROSTEL NOTZ FUND
Established in 1987 by Edward U. Notz ’53 in honor of his mother, the fund assists spouses of faculty in activities which benefit the life of the school.
OLSON “BON VOYAGE” FUND
Established in 2010 by Tara Olson and daughters Morgan ’02 and Meredith ’05 in honor of their husband and father, David Olson ’70, and increased by gifts made in his memory, the fund will support students seeking educational travel and learning opportunities, either during the academic year or summer months, and promotes the concept of what the term “Bon Voyage” is intended to inspire.
DANIEL J. PADUANO ’97 FUND
Established in 1999 by Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P. Paduano, parents of Daniel ’97, the fund supports applied fine arts as well as art history.
PANETTA FAMILY STAFF SUPPORT FUND
Established in 2004 by Bernard J. Panetta and Marcela R. Villareal, parents of Victoria Emelia Panetta-Villareal ’03, the fund supports Deerfield staff faced with unforeseen personal disaster or emergency.
PASCIUCCO FAMILY FUND
Established in 2013 through the generosity of Kelly and Gerard Pasciucco, and their sons Paul ’10 and Charlie ’13, this endowed fund will enhance student life in ways not otherwise funded by the school and will be administered by the Head of School.
RODERICK McKAY RAMSAY ’57 FUND
This endowed fund was established through the generosity of Roderick McKay Ramsay ’57 to support the lacrosse program, with a preference for travel costs.
JAMES AND JOANNA SCHOFF FUND
Established in 1998 by Joanna and James Schoff Jr. ’51, the fund supports students and faculty involved in one of our international programs.
HALVOR R. SEWARD JR. ’50 ATHLETIC FUND
Established in 1998 with a bequest from Halvor R. Seward Jr. ’50, the fund provides support or enhancement of the athletic program.
JENNIE MARIA ARMS SHELDON FUND
Established in 1941 with a bequest from the estate of Mrs. Sheldon.
SO FAMILY FUND
Established in 2013 through the generosity of the So Family, this fund will support the Academy’s international travel programs for students with a preference for travel to China.
STEVENS FAMILY FUND FOR DANCE
Established in 2001 by James W. Stevens ’54, the fund supports the dance program through various equipment needs and study opportunity for financial aid students, as well as providing the resource to showcase visiting artists.
J.J. STOKES MEMORIAL FUND
Established in 1996 in memory of Jatasho Jantoine “J.J.” Stokes ’92, who drowned in the Deerfield River May 22, 1991, the fund supports club activities at Deerfield.
STUDENT CRITICAL NEEDS FUND
Established in 2013, this fund will help cover day-to-day expenses and needs of students receiving financial aid that are beyond the formal and supplemental financial aid packages provided by Deerfield.
JAMES D. TAYLOR JR. ’29 CREW FUND
Established in 1996 by the Taylor family in memory of James “Jub” D. Taylor Jr. ’29, father of James III ’67 and grandfather of Lloyd Semple Jr. ’86, James IV ’98, and Tara Taylor ’99, the fund provides new shells for the crew program.
RUPERT C. THOMPSON JR. OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE FUND
Established in 2004 by Peter C. ‘51 and David C. Thompson ’53, in memory of their father, the fund supports the outdoors skills program.
MORTON C. TREADWAY JR. ’34 FUND
Established in 1997 with a bequest from Morton C. Treadway Jr. ’34, the fund supports students with special needs.
WAIT FAMILY FUND
Established in 2015 through the generosity of the Wait Family, this endowed fund will support student life activities with a preference for current needs of the boys’ lacrosse program and, secondarily, student counseling services.
JAMES G. WALLACH ’60 GLOBAL EDUCATION FUND
Established in 2006 by Miriam and Ira D. Wallach, parents of James ’60 and grandparents of Emily ’07 and Meagan Cassidy ’08, in memory of James, the fund supports international opportunities for students and faculty as well as fellowships to bring international faculty to Deerfield.
MILTON N. WEISMAN FUND
Established in 1994 by Samuel Weisman ’65 in memory of his father Milton, the fund supports the instrumental music program.
GRANT WHEELER ’59 MEMORIAL FUND
Established in 2009 by the family and friends of Grant Wheeler ’59 on the occasion of the 50th Reunion of his class, the fund supports student involvement in community service programs on campus, and accessibility to other Deerfield sanctioned programmatic experiences including service related travel programs.
DAVID T. WORKMAN ’50 FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Established in 2000 but Peter I. Workman ’56 in memory of his brother, David ’50, the fund supports three components relating to the the community service program: a speaker series, workshops to help students seek out summer service projects, and Workman Fellowship Awards to students.