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Michael Broad ’69

Last year, Michael Broad ’69 reached out to Director of Alumni Development Alice Handwerk with an interest in making a significant gift to honor his parents. He wanted to give back to a place that has meant so much to him and his family.

Michael’s vision was to give a gift that would have an impact for years to come, and inspire Derryfield teachers and students to have access to ideas and opportunities that might not otherwise be available. This aligns with the School’s strategic goal of being an educational leader for our region. With a $100,000 gift, he created the “Muriel and Edward Broad Endowment Fund for Faculty and Student Enrichment” and has joined us as a Second Generation Visionary.

Second Generation Visionaries have made a commitment of $100,000 or more to Derryfield’s Thinking Forward Campaign. As many of you know, Derryfield is embarking on what promises to be the most transformative campaign in the School’s history. By reshaping our campus, “Thinking Forward” will elevate the School’s profile in the city, state, and region, and give us the new facilities we need to stay at the forefront of education in the 21st century. We are in the lead phase of this campaign and making wonderful connections with Derryfield leaders from past, present, and future who have been generous in partnering with us on making this campaign a reality.

Not only did Michael’s gift make an indelible impact of its own, but when he learned the School was working to meet a challenge from the Edward E. Ford Foundation, he realized that his goals aligned with those of the Foundation’s matching challenge grant. As a result, Michael’s gift leveraged an additional $50,000 from E.E. Ford. These combined funds will transform student and faculty leadership and enrichment.

We want to thank Michael for this incredible support, as well as his loyalty to Derryfield’s Annual Fund and commitment to funding professional development opportunities for our faculty. It warms our hearts to create and endow a shared vision with donors like Michael and his parents.
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