30th Golf Classic was a Success!

DMSF welcomed nearly 500 golfers on June 3rd at the 30th Annual DMSF Golf Classic. It was a historic day with record breaking fundraising highlighted by a very generous donation from a Murphy Scholar alum during the paddle raise. Thanks to the generous support through the live and silent auction, paddle raise, sponsorships, foursomes, individual entries and donations more than $1.8 million was raised for DMSF.

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Welcome Murphy Scholar Class of 2023






Last night, we were honored to bestow the Daniel Murphy Scholarship to 133 8th graders who will comprise the next class of Murphy Scholars (Class of 2023). The Scholars along with their parents, teachers and families, joined us for the ceremony at the Harris Theater in downtown Chicago. This class was chosen out of nearly 1,000 applicants.  Welcome to the Murphy Scholar Family!

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Give a Gift of Scholarship

Murphy Scholars and their families continue to thrive thanks to your belief in DMSF’s mission to provide scholarship and programming opportunities to bright, deserving students from the Chicago, Cicero and Berwyn.
This holiday season, consider a gift to Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund and help Murphy Scholar families experience the joy of educational access.

Your investment will help us to continue to experience truly significant outcomes:

  • 100% of Murphy Scholars were accepted to a four-year university in 2018
  • 83% of Murphy Scholars are persisting in college, five times the national rate for students coming from similar under resourced communities
  • 72% of Murphy Scholars from the Class of 2019 will be first generation college students
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DMSF receives Platinum Seal of Transparency and 4-star Charity Rating

Transparency and trust are crucial to the success of DMSF and we are proud to share that two of the leading charity evaluation groups recently awarded DMSF with their highest honors. We received a Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar and a 4-Star Charity Rating from Charity Navigator. A four-star rating from Charity Navigator means an organization exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its cause. DMSF joins select company as only 3% of charities receive a Platinum rating from GuideStar.

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Join The Murphy Family

Help Us Continue to Ignite Potential of Murphy Scholars

On September 27th at City Winery, DMSF hosted their signature Sponsor a Scholar event, featuring a Murphy Scholar family, the Pedroza Family— and their four Murphy Scholars. The evening also included a special musical performance by Murphy Scholar Alumna, Akenya. The spirit of the Murphy Scholar Family was evident throughout the evening.

Please consider joining the Murphy Scholar Family and help us continue to ignite the potential of many young deserving scholars in gaining access to top notch high schools and supportive programming today!

To join the Murphy Family and help Ignite Potential by making a donation, please click here.


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Achievers Fall Newsletter

On our way to 500 Scholars.

Read more in our Fall Issue of The Achiever here.

Invest in a Murphy Scholar Today!

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