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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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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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