Alumni Holiday Party

Save the Date for the Annual Alumni Holiday Party, which will be held on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at St. Ignatius.

More details to come!

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Forward to 500

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In celebration of DMSF’s 25th anniversary, its Board of Directors has approved a plan to grow DMSF’s student body by 40%, to 500 Scholars, by the year 2020.

The need is clear. Students who come from families which lack economic resources have few options when it comes to the high school they attend. Unfortunately, many of the City’s public high schools are not adequately preparing their students for college, as evidenced by the fact that only 14% of students who enter a CPS high school will eventually graduate with a four-year college degree.

DMSF has over 25 years of experience and a proven track record for not only supporting our Scholars through high school but also providing them with the resources they will need to succeed in college. As happens virtually every year, 100% of the graduating seniors in DMSF’s Class of 2015 were accepted to and have enrolled in college. There were 18 DMSF seniors who were awarded an Evans Scholarship, and many others who will be attending college with full financial aid. The list of colleges that this year’s DMSF graduates will be attending includes: University of Illinois at Urbana, Northwestern, Cornell, Williams, Pitzer, Pomona, Smith, Yale, Swarthmore, University of Chicago, Marquette, and Loyola.

With your help, we will change the lives of thousands of families in the city of Chicago. Please consider a gift today. Contact Brook McNulty for more information at (312) 455-7808 or

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DMSF in the News

Recently the Chicago Tribune published an article about DMSF’s Caddie Program featuring alumnus Armando Barrón. “Once I was awarded the (Daniel Murphy) scholarship,” he said, “it changed the entire course of my life.” Read more

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2015 Mini-Golf Classic

 Join DMSF’s Associate Board on August 19

Put on your most creative golf attire and meet us at Diversey Driving Range (141 W. Diversey Pkwy).  Registration opens at 6:00 p.m. and the shotgun start is at 6:30 p.m. sharp.  Mini-golf will be followed by an after-party at Duffy’s Tavern (420 W. Diversey Pkwy).  Tickets include mini-golf and an event t-shirt, plus a burger and beer. There will be live music, drink specials, and prizes!

Register here:


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DMSF Alumnus Recognized as Future Business Leader by CBS News

CBS Chicago news recently featured DMSF alumnus Jeffery Wright (St. Ignatius ’03) as “part of an elite group of emerging leaders chosen by the Business Leadership Council.”
According to CBS reporter, Dorothy Tucker, Jeff received this honor “because of his impressive background, Georgetown grad, Kellogg MBA, Senior Banker at Urban Partnership – now being groomed as a future CEO.”
Please join us in congratulating Jeff!

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DMSF 26th Annual Golf Classic

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Thank you for participating in the 2015 Golf Classic!  We raised over $1.35 million for scholarships.  Mark your calendars for June 6, 2016!

Since 1989, DMSF has awarded over 2,100 high school scholarships to bright 8th grade students from economically disadvantaged families, to better prepare them for college. Currently 352 DMSF Scholars are enrolled at 40 private day schools in Chicago and 30 of the best boarding schools in the U.S.

Thank you to all of our sponsors and participants for another very successful year!

To pay for a Golf Classic item, click here


(as of May 12, 2015)

LeaderBoard Sponsors

Cornell Foundation

Eagle Sponsors



Jim and Karen Frank


Cocktail Reception Sponsors

Kirkland & Ellis

Luncheon Sponsors

IMC Financial Markets


Birdie Sponsors

Balyasny Asset Management

Hank and Ann Bernbaum

Loretta and Bob Cooney


DLA Piper


Phil Friedmann

GE Antares

Gelber Group

Good Foods

Heathrow Scientific

Horwich Family Foundation

Jones Lang LaSalle


Mainstreet Renewal

Roger McEniry

McGladrey LLC


MightyVine Tomatoes

Pfaff, Gill and Ports, Ltd.

Reed Smith

Michael Sachs

Sunset Foods

Bill and Anne Tobey

Willis Stein

Par Sponsors

Colliers International

Mark Ferguson and Liza Yntema


Northern Trust Company

Prudential Capital Group

Rex Carton

John and Therese Rigas


Beth and David Shaw

Multi-hole Sponsors

Clune Construction

Tom Moran

Union Tank Car Company

One Hole Sponsors

Guy and Jan Arvia

Matt and Christine Botica


Delaware Place Bank

Thomas J. Dwyer & Associates

Steve and Cindi Elkins

Geoffrey L. Gifford

Tom and Susan Kearney

Louis Rutigliano

Signature Bank

James Swartchild

Bob Teiken

Allen and Jennifer Weaver

Gift in Kind Sponsors

SC Aviation


The Company Jet/Northern Jet

Fred Marks of Classic Dealer Group

William Madden of Knauz Autopark

Dan Marks of Libertyville Lincoln

Michael Loeber of Loeber Motors







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