Growth Forecast

There is great need among Chicago-area 8th graders for quality education and social-emotional support, and the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund will increase its offer of opportunity over the next 5 years.

By 2021, 500 Murphy Scholars will be enrolled in top-tier high schools at home in Chicago and across the country.

  • Sustainable growth is planned — 25 Murphy Scholars will be added each year, the annual budget will increase by no more than $420,000 during any campaign year.
  • Profitable return on investment — for every $1 we spend on Murphy Scholars during their high school careers, partner high schools and the universities our Scholars attend will provide an additional $10 in financial aid packages.

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Education and programming reflect 78% of our total budget throughout annual increases to support enrollment growth. Percentages of fundraising (18%) and administrative (4%) expenses remain consistent during the campaign.