The Richard Crafts Memorial Music Scholarship Fund
This fund was established prior to Richard’s death in March 2001 at Richard and Lisa’s request. An endowed fund restricted to financial aid, the Richard Crafts Memorial Music Scholarship is awarded annually to a need-based Derryfield student who shows promise in the arts, particularly music. Mirroring Richard’s vocation at Derryfield, this scholarship enriches the financial aid program that he helped shape in his tenure as Director of Admissions, and is earmarked for a musically talented student honors Richard’s love of music.
The Henrietta Mesches Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in memory of Mrs. Mesches by her daughter Harriet and son-in-law, the late Dr. Seth Resnicoff, in February 1998. Mrs. Resnicoff shared with us how her mother was impressed with The Derryfield School program, especially opportunities it provided young women, like her granddaughter Sue ’87. It was partly due to the educational limitations Mrs. Mesches experienced as a young woman that made her a strong proponent of the type of experience her granddaughter and other young women had, and continue to have, at The Derryfield School. This fund is part of the overall financial aid endowment fund.
The Peter Carlson ‘83 Financial Aid Fund
Established on June 22nd, 2017, the fund creates a permanently endowed fund in honor of Derryfield Alumnus Peter Carlson. It is the intention of the Carlson family to honor Pete’s dedication to the educational equity and the power of education to transform the lives of students. It is the desire of the donors that the funds be used for financial aid for need-based, highly motivated, qualified applicants, with preference to the students from the public school districts in Manchester and environs. A pledge of $300,000 was made by Rosamond and David L. Carlson on June 22nd, 2017 to establish the fund.
Summit Packaging Endowment for Financial Aid
Established in the spring of 2007 with a gift of $50,000, the Summit Packaging Endowment continues to grow through generous annual spring contributions. This is added to the overall financial aid endowment fund.