Financial gifts allow us to retain outstanding faculty; make new library acquisitions and information resources possible; purchase laboratory and classroom equipment; improve student and athletic facilities; and expand financial aid, among other things. Gifts to Deerfield are direct investments in programs that benefit your children and contribute to the Academy’s overall efforts by creating an environment of participation.
Each year, parents of seniors generously underwrite a priority project at Deerfield. Past examples of senior parent gift projects have been the Student Services Suite in the Chen Health and Wellness Center; the Athletics Complex; the Innovation Lab in the Library; the College Advising Suite; and the Game Room, Common Room, and Garden Courtyard of the new Simmons Dorm.
We are excited to announce that this year’s Senior Parent Gift will honor the Class of 2023 by supporting the Dining Hall renovation project.
Commitments to the 2023 Senior Parent Gift may be paid over a five-year period, so we ask families to please consider a gift that is a multiple of their previous giving in support of the Academy. Please contact Julia Flannery (413-774-1593) for more information or to make your gift.
It is a long-standing tradition at Deerfield that our senior parents come together each year to fund a special building project or endowment as a legacy of the graduating class.
Parents of ninth-graders, tenth-graders, and juniors provide unparalleled support to the Annual Fund. Donations from current parents account for 40% of everything the school raises. Deerfield parents Annual Giving always aims for 100% parent participation. We can only achieve this goal if everybody gives, so please consider your tax-deductible contribution today. No gift is too small and every gift is essential. Please contact Julia Flannery with any questions.
The cost of a Deerfield education is approximately $84,000 per student per year – meaning that all of our students are on some measure of financial aid. Our endowment is able to provide a significant proportion of the difference between this cost and tuition, but not all of it. With this, we ask parents and alumni to help support the school’s mission as generously as they are able.
For more information, please contact Julia Flannery, Director of Parent Engagement, at 413-774-1593 or firstname.lastname@example.org.