The Frank L. and Helen Childs Boyden Society

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Frank and Helen Boyden
Frank L. Boyden 1879-1972
Helen Childs Boyden 1883-1973

The Boyden Society honors the memory of legendary Deerfield Academy headmaster Frank L. Boyden and his wife Helen Childs Boyden.  During his 66 years as headmaster (1902-1968) and her almost-as-lengthy tenure as his partner and as a teacher in her own right, the Boydens built and shaped Deerfield Academy, and touched the lives of generations of students.

As if their lifetime accomplishments for the Academy were not enough, upon their deaths the Boydens also left bequests to Deerfield!  Their generous gifts established The Frank L. Boyden Faculty Fund and The Helen Childs Boyden Science Fund, which continue to enrich the educational experience of current students, and will do so for generations to come.

The Boyden Society recognizes individuals who, like Mr. and Mrs. Boyden, have arranged for gifts to Deerfield to arrive after their deaths.  Whether Deerfield is named in your will, trust, insurance policy, or as a beneficiary of an IRA, we hope you will let us know so we can thank you for your foresight and welcome you as a new Boyden Society member.  Membership is purely honorary.  There is no obligation of any kind, and members are not required to disclose the terms of their bequest plans.