A gift to The Derryfield School extends far beyond its fiscal value. When you give to Derryfield, you have a hand in making extra-curricular experiences possible for students. You provide the resources for athletes to succeed in the face of gritty competition and artists to bring their creative dreams to life. Beyond that, you allow students who would not otherwise have access to the rigor and intellectual pursuits of a Derryfield education to find a home on campus with the help of financial aid.
There are a number of different ways to effectively support the School. The Derryfield Fund is a yearly campaign that raises money to bridge the difference between tuition and and the actual operating cost of the school. Last year over 1,600 Trustees, parents, alumni, faculty, staff, alumni parents, grandparents, and friends supported The Derryfield Fund.
Capital and Endowment gifts are contributions to the School that fund projects which are not supported through the Annual Fund or the operating budget. Capital gifts allow The Derryfield School to accomplish projects that are part of the School’s long term strategic plan. The endowment serves as the School’s saving account and provides 5% of the revenue for the annual operating budget.
Planned Giving is an opportunity to support the School through your estate plans or other assets. These legacy gifts are the foundation of support for the next generation of Derryfield alumni. Those who have notified us of their plans are members of The 1964 Legacy Society.
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We will never share your names, addresses, phone numbers or email addresses with any group or organization outside The Derryfield School.
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Jordan joined Derryfield as the Philanthropy Office Coordinator after graduating from Plymouth State University. Previously she helped manage her own nonprofit that she created in memory of her grandfather called Team Sullycat, an organization that raises money for people in her local area who are suffering with cancer. She is still involved with the nonprofit as much as possible but has delegated much of the operations to her family. During her time at Plymouth State, she was an intern for Bluewater Learning Corp, where she helped develop their social media channels and boost their overall activity on their website by writing intriguing blog posts about their company. She was Managing Editor of her University's newspaper where she was responsible for editing, managing her staff, and producing the paper every other week. Additionally, she helped teach high school English classes during her semesters and enjoyed helping students fall in love with English. She has published works of poetry as well as works in the online Anthology of Modern American Literature. She recently moved to Manchester, NH and enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with loved ones.
Anna joined Derryfield in 2015 bringing her passion for fundraising to DS. Starting in 4th grade (when she raised funds to save the manatee) she has been fundraising in many capacities - both professionally and personally. Bringing people together to support important causes is what inspires her to increase the culture of philanthropy in NH - education and children being the most important to her. Prior to Derryfield she worked at NH Public Radio where she established their major giving program and their legacy society. Prior to that she worked as Director of Special Events for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Northern New England, organizing bike-a-thons, snowmobile events, walk-a-thons and more. She was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bulgaria from 2005-2007 and worked in the city of Vratsa as a Youth Development Volunteer. There she coordinated community service projects and was the director of a national program Camp GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) teaching leadership and communication skills to young Bulgarian women ages 14-18. She has a degree in Social Work from the University of New Hampshire and did direct service social work in Manchester and on the Seacoast of New Hampshire before she traveled abroad. Anna lives in Contoocook, NH with her husband Boyan, their son Blake, and their dog Solo. Anna is a strong NH advocate and is a past board member of Stay Work Play NH.
Alice Handwerk serves as Derryfield’s Philanthropy Advisor and oversees strategy and major gifts for the Philanthropy and Engagement Office. Alice has been at Derryfield since 2003. Prior to her tenure at Derryfield, Alice worked at Sheridan School in Washington, DC where she was in the development office for six years, four as director. She began her development career at The League of Women Voters and also worked in the development office at The George Washington University. Alice is also a Derryfield mom of two daughters, Lilly in the eighth grade and Phoebe in the sixth. Originally from Philadelphia, Alice lives in Amherst with her daughters, husband Brian, and their two dogs Greta and Guthrie. She loves life in New Hampshire where she can embrace outdoor activities year round particularly skiing, hiking, and mountain biking. When not enjoying the outdoors, she enjoys cooking and reading.
Greg arrived at Derryfield in the summer of 2017 after two years with Families in Transition in Manchester as an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service to America) and AmeriCorps VISTA Leader where he helped manage the FIT VISTA Program by providing support and team-building opportunities for members, planning and executing professional development workshops and service events for National Service members serving in New Hampshire, and coordinating the program's federal grant reporting process. Greg grew up in Towson, Maryland and lived in the Canton neighborhood of Baltimore prior to moving to New Hampshire in 2015. He graduated from the University of Maryland - College Park where he majored in Government & Politics and minored in Germanic Studies. Outside of Derryfield, he serves on the Board of Directors of Volunteer New Hampshire and roots obsessively for Maryland basketball and Borussia Dortmund.
Director of The Derryfield Fund and Alumni Relations
Jen joined Derryfield as Director of The Derryfield Fund & Alumni Relations in March 2019. Prior to that, she was the Executive Director of Annual Giving at Saint Anselm College, where she managed & grew a $3 million annual fund with a fabulous team. Prior to her time at Saint Anselm, Jen served as Executive Director of Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity, overseeing day-to-day operations, a brick & mortar retail store (ReStore) and several real estate and construction projects for low-income families in need of affordable housing. In 2018, Jen was honored to join the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth Friends of CHaD (CHaD-FoC) Board of Directors, where she continues to volunteer in event ambassador and fundraising roles. In her spare time, she plays competitive volleyball across the Northeast and loves spending time at Lake Winnipesaukee with friends and family. Jen lives in Amherst, NH with her daughter, Chloe.
Located in Manchester, NH, The Derryfield School is a private day school for grades 6-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.