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: http://bit.ly/1CBRsWE


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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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Cupids & Cocktails 2015

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Cupids & Cocktails is the winter fundraiser presented by the DMSF Associate Board. This Valentine’s Day themed event will be held February 6th, 7-10 pm, at the James Hotel, 55 East Ontario.

In addition to entertainment, signature cocktails and hearty appetizers, the 300+ young professionals who attend this annual event will have the opportunity to bid on exciting items in the live and silent auctions.

Items include the following:

* WXRT Studio X Passes
* Heidel House Resort and Spa
* Atlas Brewing Company Beer Tasting Party
* VIP Package at Lincoln Hall
* Cubs Tickets
* Rosebud Restaurant Gift Certificate

VIP Lounge from 6 – 7 pm, and 8:30 – 11 pm.

Registration is open now.

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The Jim and Jeanette Mattingly Scholarship Dinner

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The Jim and Jeanette Mattingly Scholarship Dinner hosted by Brigid Mattingly will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2015 and will benefit the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund.

The mission of the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund is to give high school scholarship assistance and educational support to Chicago students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.  DMSF seeks to make a life-altering difference in the lives of its Scholars by providing them with the best opportunity to succeed in high school and college.

Event Information

The Jim and Jeanette Mattingly Scholarship Dinner

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Racquet Club, 1365 N. Dearborn Parkway, Chicago, IL 60610

Cocktails 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Dinner and dancing 8:00 p.m. – midnight

Cocktail Attire

Tickets available here

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Celebrating 25 Years, Forward to 500

On October 25th, the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund Board of Directors, alumni and friends came together to celebrate 25 years of awarding high school scholarships to young men and women from Chicago’s most underserved neighborhoods. The theme of “Ignite Potential” struck a strong chord among the crowd, who gathered to help raise funds for the 120 new scholars that DMSF will select this year. Held at Chicago’s iconic Union Station, the 25th Anniversary celebration surpassed its goal, raising more than $1.2 million, which will leverage an additional $9.6 million in high school and college tuition assistance.

“This year’s gala represents a major milestone for the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund. Over the last twenty-five years, we have been able to serve 2,100 scholars and their families. Our Board of Directors is completely committed to growth,” said Loretta Cooney, Chairperson of the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund Board of Directors. “Our organization is very fortunate to have the generous and loyal support of our Board and the community to raise the funds needed to grow the number of scholars we can serve.”

The funds raised will support the tuition and programming needed to increase the number of scholars served in 2015 by 20% and kick off DMSF’s “Forward to 500” initiative to grow to 500 students by the fall of 2020.  To do so, DMSF will need to raise an additional $2 million per year.

Click here to see additional photos of the event.

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Chicago Celebrates 25 Years of DMSF

DMSF was thrilled to have our banners flying high above LaSalle Street in October!




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Ignite potential! Celebrating 25 Years of Success!

Thank you so much for joining us on October 25th to help us celebrate DMSF’s 25th anniversary. We feel so fortunate to have been able to share the evening with more than 600 guests, including over 100 DMSF alumni.

We are very excited to report that between sponsors, table and ticket sales, donations and our paddle raise, more than $1.2 million was pledged to support DMSF Scholars.  The paddle raise, alone, generated more than $700,000.  And, we are thrilled that our alumni collectively donated more than $10,000.

We are eager to be able to support more Scholars each year – to move Forward to 500.  The event was a great kick-off to the next 25 years.  Thank you for being a part of the evening, and for all that you do for DMSF.



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DMSF’s College Counselor Recognized by IACAC

DMSF is proud to announce that our college counselor, Carol Lee Barry, has been recognized by her peers for her outstanding work.  Carol Lee received the Illinois Association of College Admissions Counselors’ President’s Service Recognition Award at IACAC’s recent annual conference.  Carol Lee has more than 25 years’ of experience as a college counselor, has visited more than 600 college campuses, and has been instrumental not only in assisting more than 500 DMSF Scholars gain entry to college, but also in helping them secure the financial aid they need to succeed in college.

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Women’s Luncheon and Golf Classic

Thank you to all those who attended the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund’s second annual Women’s Luncheon and Golf Classic!

We look forward to seeing you next year. For more information, contact Terri Brankin at 312-455-7802 or terri@dmsf.org.



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25th Annual DMSF Golf Classic

On behalf of the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund and the 364 DMSF Scholars who will be attending high school this fall, thank you to all those who participated in the 2014 DMSF Golf Classic.  We are very excited to report that for the first time in DMSF’s history, the gross proceeds from last evening’s event eclipsed $1.5 million. For 25 years now DMSF has combined our supporters’ love of golf in creating enjoyable and rewarding fundraising opportunities to support our Scholars’ tuition and academic programming, igniting the potential of young men and women.

Click hear to view remarks from our speakers, Nancy and Paul. Photos to follow shortly.

For more information on the 2015 Golf Classic, please contact Terri Brankin at 312-455-7802 or terri@dmsf.org.


***Leaderboard Sponsor
Alverin Cornell Foundation

*** Eagle Sponsors
Booz Allen Hamilton
Ernst & Young
Opus Capital

*** Cocktail Reception Sponsors
Garnett Capital
Kirkland & Ellis

*** Lunch Sponsors

*** Birdie Sponsors
Balyasny Foundation
Hank and Ann Bernbaum
Matt and Christine Botica
Liam Connell
Bob and Loretta Cooney
Crowe Horwath
DLA Piper
The Encompass Championship
Jim Frank
Phil Friedman
GE Antares
Gelber Group
HandCut Foods
IMC Chicago
Jones Lang LaSalle
The Kilrea Foundation
The Lab
Lake Geneva Canopy Tours
Lighthouse Technology Services
Roger McEniry
MB Financial
McGladrey LLC
Reed Smith
SC Aviation
Bill and Ann Tobey
Willis Stein
Winston & Strawn

*** Par Sponsors
Mark Ferguson and Elizabeth Yntema
FTI Consulting
Horwich Family Foundation
Northern Trust
Prudential Capital Group
Rex Carton
David and Beth Shaw
T Mobile
Titan Electric
Wright Heerema Architects




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