Forward to 500

Schools across the country, especially here in Chicago, are struggling to meet the needs of their most vulnerable students because of budget cuts, insufficient academic programming, and a focus on short-term gains instead of long-term strategy.

We believe that all students deserve access to high-quality education and the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund exists to provide just that:

DMSF offers a choice to students from Chicago’s most economically disadvantaged families by offering access to the best high schools in Chicago and boarding schools across the country.

There is no shortage of qualified, bright young men and women in need of our support. DMSF has embarked on the Forward to 500 campaign to expand our services to 500 Murphy Scholars by the 2020-2021 academic year.

This growth initiative represents our commitment to providing educational opportunity for underserved students in Chicago, we are eager to extend more scholarships in the coming years. Learn more

Won’t you join us in Forward to 500 to pave the way for even more Murphy Scholars to achieve their dreams?

To invest in the future of Murphy Scholars, make a donation today at or contact Molly DaPisa today at or 312.455.7808 to discuss stock gifts, multi-year commitments, and planned giving opportunities.