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IGNITE POTENTIAL NIGHT

Posted on Jun 16, 2017

IGNITE POTENTIAL NIGHT

Thursday, September 28; 5:30pm-9pm at Venue One Loft Join us and 300 others at Venue One Loft in the West Loop/ Ashland Corridor to tout our Scholars, to share our mission, and to broaden our base of support. Thank you to our Summa Cum Laude sponsor Epsilon Economics for continuing their support of Murphy Scholars! Register yourself today! Not sure what this event benefits? Hear our Scholars describe the impact of their Murphy Scholarships here. Check out photos from last year’s event on Facebook or revisit our alumni speaker’s...

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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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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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