Prize and Award Endowment Funds
JACQUELINE AND ASA BATES ENDOWMENT FUND
Established in 1986 by Jacqueline and Asa Bates ’34 to forever stress to Deerfield students the importance of our national heritage. The Jacqueline and Asa Bates History Prize, part of this fund, is awarded annually to a student who honors that heritage through his or her writing.
CHRISTOPHER BEACH AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PERFORMING ARTS
Established in 2003 by friends of Christopher Beach ’69, in recognition of Mr. Beach’s outstanding service to The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, SUNY and honors his commitment to art for art’s sake and his belief in the highest ideals of performance.
BARTLETT WETHERBEE BOYDEN ENGLISH PRIZE
Established in 1988 in memory of Bartlett W. Boyden, English faculty 1928-1965.
FRANK DAHOWSKI MEMORIAL FUND
Established in 1989 in memory of Frank R. Dahowski Jr. ’28, a loyal son and friend of Deerfield. The prize is awarded annually to a deserving member of the football team.
JERRY DALY ’72 GOLF AWARD
Established in 2002 by family, friends and classmates in memory of Jeremiah M. Daly ’72, father of Jeremiah II ’00 and Benjamin ’03 and brother of Edmund ’63.
DR. GERHARD DESSAUER AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE STUDY OF PHYSICS OR THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Established in 2002 by Peter F. Dessauer ’67 in honor of his father, Dr. Gerhard Dessauer, nuclear physicist and pioneer in nuclear energy, this award recognizes students who achieve outstanding study in the fields of physical sciences.
JAMES L. FORD JR. TENNIS PRIZE
Established in 1955 by James L. Ford Jr., a classmate of Frank L. Boyden’s at Amherst College, Class of 1902. The prize is awarded annually to a tennis player.
GENERAL ENDOWMENT FUND FOR PRIZES
Established in 1988 to receive gifts for prizes relevant to current needs.
DONALD GREENE AWARD
Established in 1960 by Elizabeth Greene ’09 in honor of her brother, Donald Greene ’06, this award is given annually to a member of the Scroll staff for outstanding work in journalism.
JAMES A. GUNN AWARD
Established in 1945 by James A. Gunn in memory of his son James Jr. ’38, who was killed in action in World War II, this award is given annually to a student who has made an outstanding contribution to the life of the school through his/her loyalty and leadership.
HARBESON MEMORIAL FUND
Established in 1937, this award is in memory of John Harbeson ’35 and recognizes excellence in the study of mathematics.
JAFFE ATHLETIC PRIZE
Established in 1970 by William B. Jaffe, parent of Thomas ’67, this award is given annually to a student who has exhibited courage, leadership and sportsmanship on the athletic field.
JOHN W. MAY PRIZE IN ECONOMICS
Established in 1992 with a bequest from John W. May, father of David M. ’61, this award is given annually to that student who has demonstrated aptitude for, and creativity in, the study of economics.
ROBERT McDERMOTT ’73 MEMORIAL FUND
Established in 1980 in memory of Robert McDermott ’73, the fund provides an athletic prize in his name.
CHARLES SAMUEL POTEE AWARD FOR CALCULUS
Established in 1991 by Mrs. Joanne Koch Potee in memory of her son Charles ’82 and increased with gifts from family, classmates and friends. The award is made to a senior who brings a humanist approach to the study of calculus.
ARTHUR H. RUGGLES JR. ’33 SKI AWARD
Established in 2004 with gifts from the family of Arthur H. Ruggles Jr. ’33, Deerfield faculty 1937-1970, ski coach, parent of Arthur H. “Terry” III ’62, and loyal son of Deerfield. This award, chosen by the coaches, is given to a member of the ski team who most represents dedication and love for Deerfield simply by doing their best for the school through the ski team.
SENIOR SPORTS ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Established in 2002 with a gift from Louis R. “Lou” Greer ’55 in honor of his friend and classmate Thomas C. Spater ’55, father of Gordon C. “Gordie” Spater ’88. The awards are presented to senior sub-varsity athletes.
SAMUEL M. STONE JR. ’28 MUSIC PRIZE
Established in 1983 by the family of Samuel M. Stone Jr. ’28, the fund supports music programs and provides an annual prize for an outstanding student of music.