Thinking Forward Campaign Goals

The Thinking Forward Campaign supports the construction of the Athletic & Wellness Center, Science & Innovation Center, gifts to The Derryfield Fund (formerly named the Annual Fund), and Endowment. It is an $8.3 million campaign, of which we’ve raised $5.6 million. The needs of the school were identified through our NEASC re-accreditation process, strategic planning, and a master facilities plan (MFP). When complete, the MFP will “right-size” our campus to meet our academic needs, not expand our student body. The current campaign addresses a piece of the needs identified in the MFP. When this campaign is complete, we will continue to work through the MFP, which includes projects like building a Dining Commons, renovation of the Upper School, and more. For more information, please reach out to Anna Moskov, Director of Advancement at

$8.3 million comprehensive campaign through 2020 with three components:

Goal: $8.3 million Raised: $5.8 million Remaining: $2.6 million


$6,050,000 *minimum goal


Raised to date: $5,000,000

Remaining: 1,050,000

The funds raised through philanthropy will be used towards construction costs of the Athletic & Wellness Center, as well as the Science & Innovation Center.

*minimum goal

The Derryfield Fund

Raised to date: $300,000

Remaining: 1,000,000

Over the course of this campaign, The Derryfield Fund will generate over $1.3 million in operational support for our community during the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years.

As our highest philanthropic priority every school year, The Derryfield Fund is a core component of Thinking Forward. Aside from tuition, it has the biggest impact on day-to-day life at Derryfield, and represents a significant portion of our operating budget each year. Through Thinking Forward we seek to expand long-term support of The Derryfield Fund, and celebrate the role it plays in helping our community thrive.

*minimum goal


Raised to date: $500,000

Remaining: $500,000

While our facilities needs are our most pressing issue, this campaign includes an endowment component. It is important for us to create a plan that will address how this project will affect future generations of Derryfield families. 

Derryfield’s endowment demonstrates the School’s commitment to future generations of students. Investment income earned on endowment can serve as a steady, reliable revenue stream in perpetuity.

Your endowed gift keeps Derryfield sustainable. Named endowed funds can be established with a gift of $100,000+. For gifts under $100,000 you can support existing endowed funds for financial aid, faculty support, professional development, and more.