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Army and Navy Academy Gets $3.5M Gift from Family of Current Students

The Duffield family's gift will go towards a new sports complex on the Academy’s East Campus along Highway 101 in Carlsbad.

Jack Wyatt, ’63, Chairman of the Board of the Army and Navy Academy, has announced the receipt of $3.5 million gift that will enable the Academy to construct a new sports complex on the Academy’s East Campus along Highway 101 in Carlsbad.

The complex will be named the “Duffield Sports Center” in honor of donors Dave and Cheryl Duffield and their family. Two of the Duffield’s children, Matt (12th grade) and Kevin (7th grade), currently attend the Academy.

The facility will contain a 27,700 square foot field house, new stadium and press box and a multi-purpose athletic field with synthetic turf and stadium lights. It will provide the Academy’s student athletes, coaches and visiting teams with state-of-the-art facilities for both training and competition.

Duffield, founder of Workday (2005) and PeopleSoft (1987) is a pioneer in the development of enterprise software and human resources technology. He and his wife have been nationally recognized as one of the most philanthropic families in the United States.

Among their other philanthropic commitments are Maddie’s Fund, dedicated to revolutionizing the status and well-being of companion animals, a nanotechnology research center for Mr. Duffield’s alma mater, Cornell University, and a new Student Center at Monte Vista High School in Danville, California.

Founded in 1910, the Army and Navy Academy is a private not-for-profit institution that provides an academically robust, character-based education for 7th- through 12th-grade young men.  It is the only private boarding school in San Diego County and the only military academy for high school-age students in California and surrounding states.  

–Army and Navy Academy Press Release

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