“You are lucky that Deerfield’s values are so deeply embedded that the community demands of you to follow them,” said Peter Trovato as he accepted the first-ever Ashley Award for Service.
Mr. Trovato was chosen as the first recipient because of his outstanding work as the founder of The Massachusetts Soldiers Legacy Fund, which provides educational assistance grants to the children of Massachusetts soldiers who were killed in Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom.
Tom Ashley, Class of 1911, is remembered for his loyalty to Deerfield, his outstanding character, and his tireless service to others. The Ashley Award is given annually (periodically) to a young alumnus or alumna who demonstrates Tom’s character and devotion to a people, cause, or place through unwavering volunteer service.
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