Capital Giving & Endowment

A Ripple Effect
Capital gifts help the School accomplish brick-and-mortar projects and other initiatives that are not part of the funding provided by the Annual Fund. Capital gifts are raised over a number of years through a capital campaign to help the School fulfill its long-term objectives, such as building a new facility, renovating classrooms, or purchasing technology for a 21st century education.

Derryfield’s endowment is a symbol of financial stability, and functions as the “savings account” for the School. The endowment demonstrates the School’s commitment to future generations of students, and the loyalty of the School’s constituents. Money placed in the endowment is available in perpetuity, with a set percentage of the interest from the endowment being used each year to offset the School’s operating budget, as well as financial aid and scholarships. Please see the lists of funds currently established:

List of 9 items.

  • Class of 1994 Award

    The Class of 1994 Award is given to the member of the senior class whose personal integrity, caring manner, and quiet strength inspire school spirit and higher aspirations in all of us.
  • The Peter S. Freedman Founders' Scholar Fund

    This fund was established to fund the Peter S. Freedman Founders' scholarship in perpetuity. This award is presented annually to that member of the junior class who has best combined academic achievement with personal responsibility, independence and ethical sense.
  • The Bailey Milne Fund

    This endowment fund was created as a memorial to two vital Derryfield leaders, Ed Bailey and Norm Milne, by former Headmaster, Bill Pfeifer, and his son Brad '79. Their goal was to provide tuition assistance for faculty and staff children to attend Derryfield.
  • The Clifford R. Nyquist Memorial Scholarship

    Established in Clifford's memory by his family, this college scholarship award is given annually to a member of the graduating class who has demonstrated unselfish and enduring friendship to all, as well as genuine respect for diverse ideas and beliefs, and deep personal integrity and fairness. The recipient must have a purposeful involvement in The Derryfield School and a meaningful commitment to our local and global communities.
  • The E. Charles Sanborn Visiting Fellow Fund

    In 1995 The Derryfield Board of Trustees established an endowed fund in the name of E. Charles Sanborn to honor his twenty years of service to the School and to support the Visiting Fellows Program, which he created in the mid 1980s. Distinguished lecturers, scholars, and writers visit the Derryfield campus for classroom visits, faculty workshops and public forums annually thanks to the proceeds from this fund. Before his retirement in 2003, Chuck served as Director of Studies, Director of Development and Planning, Interim Headmaster, history teacher, coach and Director of College Planning.
  • The David G. and Barbara J. Stahl Fund

    This fund was established as a bequest when Founder, Past Parent, Former Trustee and friend, Barbara Stahl died in January 2004. The annual income from the fund is disbursed in the following way:

    20% is gifted to the student who has the highest academic ranking at the end of his or her junior year and is applied towards his or her senior year tuition. 40% is used by The Derryfield School for its general, unrestricted use, and the remaining 40% is added to the corpus of the fund.
  • The Matthew Lawrence Young '88 Memorial Scholarship Fund

    This scholarship is awarded each year to perpetuate the spirit and positive influence of Matt in the Derryfield family. This scholarship is given to that member of the junior class who, through enthusiastic participation in activities, significant contribution to the well-being of others, and scholarship, has had an enduring impact on the Derryfield community.
  • Faculty Enrichment Funds

    Boettiger Faculty Enrichment Fund
    The Nancy S. Boettiger Faculty Enrichment Fund exists to support the faculty's pursuit of professional enrichment, either cultural or intellectual.

    Nancy Kamborian Faculty Fund
    This fund was established upon the death of former trustee, Nancy Kamborian to aid the faculty in the development of their careers or studies as applied to their classroom duties at Derryfield.
  • Financial Aid Funds

    The Richard Crafts Scholarship Fund
    This scholarship fund was established in memory of Richard A. Crafts, former director of admission, music teacher, choral director, and humanities and history teacher. This is a need-based financial award given to a student showing promise in the arts, especially music.

    The Henrietta Mesches Scholarship Fund
    This fund was established in memory of Harriet Resnicoff's, former trustee, mother to honor Mrs. Mesches, who was impressed with The Derryfield School program, especially the opportunities provided young women like her granddaughter Sue '87. Proceeds from this endowment fund will be used to assist young women in their growth and development.
Gifts in memory of a loved one, or memorial gifts, can be made to any number of designated areas, including endowment funds. Naming gifts are welcome in accordance with the School’s gift acceptance policy established by the Board of Trustees. For additional information on capital giving and memorial gifts, please contact Anna Moskov, Philanthropy Advisor, at or 603.669.4524, ext. 3271.

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