The Derby Fund

The Derby Fund enriches each student's Derby experience.

The Derby Fund creates opportunities that empower our students to discover the joy of learning and build the confidence to face the future with boldness and curiosity. The Derby Fund  helps fill the gap between tuition and the true cost of a Derby education.


The Derby Fund impacts every person and program on our campus.
Donations to the Derby Fund help make possible:
  • Small class sizes that allow teachers to respond to students’ individual needs
  • Art and Athletic programs that inspire creativity and value teamwork and respect
  • Faculty professional development that allows teachers to delve deeper into their craft and bring that knowledge back into the classroom
  • Superior technology that spurs innovation
  • Financial Aid for new and returning students 



A strong Derby Fund provides the School the flexibility and nimbleness to meet specific needs and opportunities as they arise and helps Derby respond to educational changes. The support of the Derby community is crucial to carrying out the School’s mission each year. We know that everyone's circumstances are unique and we appreciate your support at any level.

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

We see what the Derby experience provides for growing minds. Derby has amazing academics, wonderful athletic opportunities, and extensive curriculum choices, but what really defines Derby is its commitment to “Improve Both Mind and Heart.” When kids are shown that they are respected and valued their potential is limitless…

Jennifer and Benjamin Gannett P’18,’23,'25

Derby Academy, Hingham, Middle School, South Shore, Private School,