The Danny Boone Scholarship Fund was established in 2000 in memory of Danny Boone, a beloved Deerfield administrator who during his many years at Deerfield encouraged employees to pursue further education to reach their goals. Since its inception an average of 10 to 12 employees receive scholarships each year. In 2019, 17 Deerfield employees received scholarships toward their educational goals; seven of those employees completed their goal, all in the healthcare field. Grants have been awarded to 10 employees to assist them in their endeavors to advance in their chosen field in 2020. The Danny Boone Scholarship Program is managed by a committee comprised of residents and staff. The 2019 Award was presented by Melanie Boone to Geovanna Lopez, a CNA/Med-Tech in Assisted Living.