Volunteer for Deerfield

We are grateful to the many volunteers who help Deerfield to reach our ambitious goals each year. The funds raised provide essential support to the Academy operating budget, ensuring that the Deerfield educational experience continues its tradition of excellence.

If there’s anything we can do to assist you, please email annualgiving@deerfield.edu or call 413-774-1458.

Opportunities for Alumni Engagement

Want to be more involved with Deerfield? View a list of opportunities for alumni engagement here!

The Role of the Steering Committee:

Works with Annual Giving Staff to develop strategies, and to provide guidance, feedback and support to the Annual Giving Office. Through regular direct contact with class captains, the committee serves as a resource for volunteer leaders and a direct link between volunteers and Deerfield Academy. The Committee balances the two sides of Annual Giving – maintaining an emphasis on maximum participation while also directly stewarding DA’s top donors.

Amy (Sodha) Harsch ’97
Annual Giving National Chair

Richard F. Boyden ’52
Classes 1950-1959

Robert S. Lyle ’64 P’91,’95
Classes 1960-1964

Douglas F. Allen ’67 P’03
Classes 1965-1969

Frank Reichel ’82
Classes 1980-1984

Andrew Bonanno ’87
Classes 1985-1989

Andrew Lodge ’91 P’22
Classes 1990-1994

Ashley Muldoon Lavin ’98
Classes 1995-1999

Lizzie Decarlo ’02
Classes 2000-2004

Anne R. Gibbons ’05
Classes 2005-2007

Robert H. Swindell ’08
Classes 2008-2012

Carley Porter ’12
Classes 2013-2019

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


7 Boyden Lane, PO Box 306
Deerfield, MA 01342