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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

The 28th Annual DMSF Golf Classic will be held on Monday, June 5, 2017. The DMSF Golf Classic provides a rare opportunity for golfers, business professionals, philanthropists, and civic leaders to network and promote their companies while enjoying a round of golf and supporting Murphy Scholars. Golfers have an opportunity to play on one of five prestigious, private Chicago area country clubs: Conway Farms, Exmoor, Lake Shore, Onwentsia or Shoreacres. Registration opens for individuals and foursomes on March 1, 2017. 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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IGNITE POTENTIAL NIGHT

Posted on Jun 27, 2016

IGNITE POTENTIAL NIGHT

IGNITE POTENTIAL NIGHT was a huge success. Thanks to those of you who shared in the celebration with us and those of you who contributed to our fundraising efforts. We hosted 300 guests at Venue One in the West Loop to tout our Scholars, to share our mission, and to broaden our base of support. Thanks to your efforts, we yielded new donors and volunteers. Final numbers will be ready sometime next week, but we’re confidently able to say we raised 16 scholarships in event donations. When combined with sponsorships and ticket revenue, we well...

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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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Alumni Holiday Party

Posted on Nov 24, 2015

Alumni Holiday Party

Save the Date for the Annual Alumni Holiday Party, which will be held on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at St. Ignatius. More details to come!

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Forward to 500

Posted on Jul 20, 2015

Forward to 500

In celebration of DMSF’s 25th anniversary, its Board of Directors has approved a plan to grow DMSF’s student body by 40%, to 500 Scholars, by the year 2020. The need is clear. Students who come from families which lack economic resources have few options when it comes to the high school they attend. Unfortunately, many of the City’s public high schools are not adequately preparing their students for college, as evidenced by the fact that only 14% of students who enter a CPS high school will eventually graduate with a...

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