What You Can Give

Learn which assets are most commonly used to fund a gift.


The simplest way to make a gift to Deerfield Academy is to write a check, make a gift using a credit card or donate online.

Stocks & Bonds

Giving appreciated stock that you have owned for more than one year is one of the most tax-advantaged ways to make a charitable gift. With careful planning, you can reduce your capital gains tax while supporting Deerfield Academy.

Retirement Assets

A gift of your retirement assets, such as an employee retirement plan, IRA, or tax-sheltered annuity, is an excellent way to make a gift. A gift of these assets can shield you or your heirs from taxes while funding Deerfield’s future.

Life Insurance

Life Insurance with a current cash value can be a valuable asset for making a charitable gift. You can make a gift of an unneeded life insurance policy without diminishing other investments or assets earmarked for family members.

Real Estate

A gift of real estate may allow you to preserve your cash assets, receive tax and income advantages, and make a significant charitable gift to Deerfield.

Personal Property

A gift of artwork, coins, antiques, or other personal property can be another way to support Deerfield.