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Ignite Potential Night supports 18 Murphy Scholars!

Posted on Sep 6, 2017

Ignite Potential Night supports 18 Murphy Scholars!

THANK YOU to all of our supporters who celebrated for IGNITE POTENTIAL NIGHT with us! We rallied together and ended up funding educational access for EIGHTEEN Murphy Scholars. Event photos and footage of our alumna speaker will be available shortly, so check back soon! Until then, enjoy the brand-new Murphy Scholar video that focuses on alumni and their continued commitment to our work. MANY THANKS TO OUR HOST COMMITTEE: Julie Baker, Peter Billmeyer, Mary Brown, Chris Carlson, Mike King, Andie Kramer, Wendy Manning, April Runft, Will Torres,...

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Andy David, Executive Director, announces plans to retire

Posted on Sep 6, 2017

Andy David, Executive Director, announces plans to retire

Dear DMSF Families, Alumni and Partners, We write to you all with bittersweet news to share. After 10 years of dedicated service to the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund, Andy David has decided to step down as Executive Director. He will remain in his role until a successor is chosen. A capable and dedicated leader, DMSF has seen phenomenal growth under Andy’s leadership. Our current strength as an organization is due largely to his efforts. During his tenure we have seen record breaking fundraising, enlarged our staff, increased the number...

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Morgan and Walker selected as 2018 Surge Institute Fellows

Posted on Sep 6, 2017

Morgan and Walker selected as 2018 Surge Institute Fellows

DMSF is proud to announce that DMSF staff (and alumni!) Paul Morgan, Director of Programs and Innovation, and Willow Walker, Associate Director of Education-Admissions, have been selected as part of the 2018 Surge Fellowship cohort! The Surge Institute’s mission is to educate and develop leaders of color who create transformative change in urban education. Read the full statement from the Surge Institute below. Congratulations Paul and Willow! 25 Chicago Education Leaders Selected for 2018 Surge Fellowship September 5, 2017 The Surge...

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Women’s Luncheon

Posted on Jan 5, 2017

Women’s Luncheon

On Thursday, March 9, over 200 Murphy Scholar supporters gathered at the Woman’s Athletic Club for conversation and celebration at our second annual DMSF Women’s Luncheon. Together, we raised over $60,000 to ensure all 405 bright Murphy Scholars have access to high quality education and the programmatic support to meet their academic, social, and emotional needs. The highlight of the event … Read...

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Golf Classic 2017

Posted on Jan 5, 2017

Golf Classic 2017

This year’s Golf Classic was an incredible day for the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund. Not only did we break a number of our own records by hosting our largest event yet, but in one night, our supporters helped us raise an astounding $1.7MM! Hundreds of Murphy Scholars will count on that support as they journey to and through college-preparatory high schools next year. Read...

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Murphy Scholars Video

Posted on Oct 17, 2016

Murphy Scholars Video

Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund supports Chicago high school students with an abundance of character and leadership potential, but missing the financial and educational support needed to get ahead in life. Listen to Murphy Scholars explain how this is more than a high school scholarship.

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DMSF 27th Annual Golf Classic

Posted on Jan 25, 2016

DMSF 27th Annual Golf Classic

                      Thank you golfers and donors for your participation in a very successful Golf Classic, raising over $1.4 million for our Murphy Scholars!!  

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Cupids & Cocktails 2016

Posted on Dec 17, 2015

Cupids & Cocktails 2016

PURCHASE TICKETS: http://Cupids16.gesture.com   Cupids & Cocktails is the winter fundraiser presented by the DMSF Associate Board. This Valentine’s Day themed event was held February 5, 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 have the opportunity to bid on exciting items in the live and silent auctions. See photos from this year’s event...

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Women Ignite Potential! Luncheon

Posted on Dec 1, 2015

Women Ignite Potential! Luncheon

Thank you to everyone who attended DMSF’s Women Ignite Potential! Luncheon on February 18. Watch the speeches from the luncheon...

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Giving Season

Posted on Nov 24, 2015

Giving Season

There has never been a better time to be more involved and invested in the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund.  This year DMSF needs you even more as we begin to strategically grow the number of children that we support from 374 Scholars attending 80 different partnership schools today, to 500 Scholars by the fall of 2020. We want to help more qualified, motivated children who could become tomorrow’s leaders.  So as 2015 draws to a close, we urge you to make DMSF one of your top philanthropic choices with your donation today.   Click...

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