A gift to Derryfield is not an isolated event. Like a penny thrown in a fountain, it creates ripples that extend far beyond the gift itself. Gifts make extra-curricular experiences possible, opening windows for students outside their academic day. Gifts allow for a broad array of athletic offerings, enabling students to find their own path to a lifetime of health and wellbeing. Gifts make financial aid possible, adding to the richness and diversity of Derryfield's student body.
Gifts have other effects too. Just as a penny in a fountain encourages others to throw in a penny of their own, your gift to Derryfield encourages others to give. And so the ripples spread.
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.
The Derryfield School is committed to maintaining the confidentiality, integrity, and security of personal information entrusted to us by our donors and prospective donors. Accordingly, we pledge to all of our supporters to protect your personal information.
We will never share your names, addresses, phone numbers or email addresses with any group or organization outside The Derryfield School.
All donors have the opportunity to opt out of our annual report publication that serves to recognize donors.
Anna joined Derryfield as the Philanthropy Advisor in May 2015. Prior to that she was the Senior Major and Planned Gifts Officer at NH Public Radio where she worked to establish the Walter Peterson Legacy Society and grew the major gifts program more than 400% in five years. Prior to NHPR Anna 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 on the Seacoast of New Hampshire before she traveled abroad. Anna lives in Contoocook, NH with her husband Boyan and their son Blake.
Carrie Brown joined the advancement team in August 2018 as Director of The Derryfield Fund. Carrie comes to us from Ithaca College, where she was Executive Director of Alumni Relations. Carrie has 20 years of experience leading alumni engagement and advancement efforts at Smith College, Rice University, and Ithaca College. She also led the development program at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, and has even worked in admission and as an elementary teacher! She is passionate about education, and we are thrilled to have her join our team to lead The Derryfield Fund and engagement with our community.
Alice serves as Derryfield's Director of Alumni Development and works closely with the Alumni Council to oversee all aspects of the alumni program. Alice came to Derryfield in July 2003 and transitioned into this role in 2014. 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. Originally from Philadelphia, Alice lives in Amherst with her husband Brian; their two daughters, Lillian and Phoebe; and their dog Greta. She enjoys running, skiing, tennis, travel, reading, and cooking. She holds a BA from Colby College.
Shauna Sarsfield has been at Derryfield since March of 2016 as the Advancement Coordinator, in which her main priorities are managing the database and implementing new practices to increase its functionality. Shauna is a native of NH, growing up in Londonderry and currently residing in Manchester with her dog Penny and friend and DS faculty member Kate DiTullio. She attended Bentley University, and currently serves on the NH Alumni Committee for her alma mater. Shauna began her career in philanthropy at Lahey Health System, and is so proud to be back home in her community, working to improve the future of Derryfield and all of its students.
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.