Why I Give
Kristen Geiger Cochran '02 and Andrew Cochran '01
After attending our middle school retreats, we knew that we were joining a community where we would be permanent residents - a community where the faculty truly cared about us and challenged us to think independently. From the start, we were encouraged to discover and pursue our passions.
Our love for athletics allowed us to bond with our friends as well as our teachers and taught us teamwork and leadership. In college, we instantly realized how well Derryfield had prepared us. We knew how to balance our academic pursuits with athletics. Since college, our career paths have been influenced by the lessons we learned and friendships we made at Derryfield. That is why we feel as though our success can directly be traced back to our Derryfield experience.
We hope other students will be fortunate enough to pursue what inspires them by being a part of this extraordinary community, which is why we contribute to the Annual Fund.
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.