From Derby’s founding in 1784, our vibrant community has been sustained by generous gifts from generations of families, alumni/ae, faculty, and friends.

Leadership Giving Levels

Mind and Heart
$50,000 or more

Sarah Hersey Derby
$25,000 - $49,999

Ebenezer Gay
$15,000 - $24,999

Daniel Shute
$10,000 - $14,999

John Thaxter
$5,000 - $9,999

I cannot adequately express my gratitude to Derby and the donors who helped make my son’s Derby experience possible. There is no greater gift. The benefits will last a lifetime.

FAQs About Giving

Derby gave me the building blocks for a great academic, and now professional career, and beyond that, a few forging, long-lasting friendships that I can’t picture my life thus far without. Giving to the Annual Fund is such an easy way to give back to the place that was home to my brother and I for over seven years. I’m creating a legacy, and my gift and the gifts of others provide a range of opportunities for students that may not have even existed when I was at Derby.

Chandler Devlin ’09

Meet the Development Team

Kristin Donelan

Kristin Donelan

Titles: Director of Development
Jami Gregory

Jami Gregory

Titles: Director of Special Events and Parent Engagement
Christina Kenny

Christina Kenny

Titles: Director of the Derby Fund
Squeakie Thompson

Squeakie Thompson

Titles: Associate Director of Development
Woody Tunnicliffe

Woody Tunnicliffe

Titles: Communications and Development Associate
Derby Academy, Hingham, Middle School, South Shore, Private School,