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Register Now for the 3rd Annual Ignite Potential Night 2018

Posted on Jul 11, 2018

Register Now for the 3rd Annual Ignite Potential Night 2018

Please join us to LIGHT UP THE NIGHT, while supporting Murphy Scholars. We invite you to participate in our 3rd Annual IGNITE POTENTIAL NIGHT, an evening of cocktails and small plates, mingling and fun. Sponsorship opportunities and registration are open now click here to...

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Golf Classic Raises $1.6M!

Posted on Jun 6, 2018

Golf Classic Raises $1.6M!

Communities have a way of coming together to do great things. The Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund community certainly did just that on Monday as 480 golfers came together to raise $1.6M at the 29th Annual DMSF Golf Classic! Attendees spent a lovely afternoon competing at Shoreacres, Skokie, Conway Farms, Knollwood, and Exmoor, and then gatheredfor cocktails and a dinner program. Our keynote speaker Samantha Castro-Rico (pictured above with her parents) reflected on her time as a Murphy Scholar and cited the powerful exposure and...

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NBC 5 Making a Difference

Posted on May 29, 2018

NBC 5 Making a Difference

NBC 5 Chicago – Making a Difference Segment NBC 5’s Kye Martin speaks with Daniel Murphy’s Scholarship Fund Executive Director Jose Rodriguez about a life-changing program that has helped provide scholarship support for economically-challenged students in Chicago. (Published Sunday, May 27,...

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DMSF Introduces New Executive Director

Posted on Feb 13, 2018

DMSF Introduces New Executive Director

The Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund welcomes Jose R. Rodriguez as its new Executive Director, succeeding Andy David who in August announced his plans to retire after nearly 11 years in the role. Jose comes to DMSF after 16 years at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School where he is Vice President of the Corporate Work Study Program.  He also serves in the same role at Christ the King Jesuit High School.  During his time at the two schools Jose has successfully grown the program, which serves close to 1,000 students, into the largest jobs program for...

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Register now for the 29th Annual Golf Classic

Posted on Feb 5, 2018

Register now for the 29th Annual Golf Classic

Please join the many friends of the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund for an opportunity to play at one of five top-rated private golf courses in the Chicago area: Conway Farms, Exmoor, Knollwood, Shoreacres, or Skokie.  Registration is now live! Click here to...

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Morgan and Walker selected as 2018 Surge Institute Fellows

Posted on Feb 1, 2018

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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Cupids & Cocktails 2018

Posted on Jan 30, 2018

Cupids & Cocktails 2018

Join the DMSF Associate Board and over 300 young professionals for the 8th Annual Cupids & Cocktails, and enjoy French hospitality at the upscale Hotel Sofitel. Make a difference by supporting bright Chicago students with an abundance of character and leadership potential, who lack the financial resources needed to get ahead. This exciting evening will feature DJ Ryan Norsworthy, who will get you on the dance floor; and silent auction items for Chicago sporting events, some of Chicago’s hottest restaurants, and more! Click here for...

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Women’s Luncheon 2018

Posted on Jan 7, 2018

Women’s Luncheon 2018

Join us for the third annual Women’s Luncheon at the Montgomery Club on Thursday, March 22! This annual Luncheon will feature a panel discussion with Chicago C-level female executives and a Murphy Scholar alumna, during a mission-packed luncheon at the Art-Deco-inspired Montgomery Club.   Sponsorship opportunities and tickets are now available. Click here to...

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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 1, 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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