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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Cupids & Cocktails 2019

Cupids & Cocktails is presented by DMSF’s Associate Board at Sofitel Chicago, click here for a sponsorship form!
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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.

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Golf Classic Raises $1.6M!

Communities have a way of coming together to do great things. The Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund community certainly did just that on Monday as 480 golfers came together to raise $1.6M at the 29th Annual DMSF Golf Classic! Attendees spent a lovely afternoon competing at Shoreacres, Skokie, Conway Farms, Knollwood, and Exmoor, and then gatheredfor cocktails and a dinner program. Our keynote speaker Samantha Castro-Rico (pictured above with her parents) reflected on her time as a Murphy Scholar and cited the powerful exposure and encouragement that accompanied the scholarship she received. Watch her full speech here check out the pictures here.

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