Benefits of Giving

In addition to supporting the mission of Deerfield, a planned gift can provide substantial tax advantages, especially on gifts of stocks and real estate. The benefits may include:  

  • an income tax deduction
  • reduced capital gains taxes
  • reduced probate costs and estate taxes
  • income for life

Simply by taking advantage of incentives the IRS provides, you and your advisor can craft a gift that fits your needs, as well as the needs of Deerfield. Even with the increased standard deduction in the tax law that became effective January 1, 2018, an immediate income tax charitable deduction resulting from a planned gift may lead to itemizing deductions and greater tax savings. A planned gift makes it possible for you, your loved ones, and Deerfield to all benefit.

We want to be sure that we can fulfill your wishes. If you have any questions, please contact:

Rachel F. Moore
Director of Leadership Gifts & Gift Planning
(413) 774-1872

Jessica Remillard
Assistant to the Director of Leadership Gifts & Gift Planning

How Your Gift Helps

Your gifts to Deerfield Academy help to prepare students for leadership in a rapidly changing world that requires global understanding, environmental stewardship, and dedication to service. It will provide Deerfield Academy with the resources to…

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offer a rigorous liberal arts curriculum and extensive co-curricular program provide a supportive residential environment in a vibrant, ethical community maintain high standards of scholarship, citizenship, and personal responsibility